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Dow Announces Availability of New Company Databook - The Elements of Success


Midland, MI - The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today that it has published a new Company Databook: The Elements of Success. This inaugural edition provides comprehensive insight into Dow as an industry leading specialty chemicals and advanced materials company.

“We are committed to enhancing transparency and facilitating investors’ understanding of our Company, our businesses and, most importantly, how we plan to continue executing our strategy,” said Andrew N. Liveris, Dow chairman and chief executive officer. “In this Databook, stockholders will find key drivers of profitability and market success for all of our business units, as well as our approach to innovation, sustainability, joint ventures and geographic reach, and how all these elements will drive earnings growth in the future.”

The new Databook is a fundamental go-to source in understanding the growth potential of each of Dow’s new operating segments.

For each segment, Dow has provided the following key information:

* Selected pro forma financial information
* Sales by geography and key industries
* Profitability and growth drivers
* Innovation and new product examples
* Major plants, locations, and key competitors by business unit

Investors and other interested parties can download a copy at

To receive the Databook in print form, via postal mail, please email Dow Literature Services at with your shipping address. Reference document number 161-00741 in the email.

Or call Dow Investor Relations toll free at 1-800-422-8193 or (989) 636-1463.

About Dow

Dow is a diversified chemical company that combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in approximately 160 countries, connecting chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. In 2008, Dow had annual sales of $57.4 billion and employed approximately 46,000 people worldwide. The Company has 150 manufacturing sites in 35 countries and produces approximately 3,300 products. On April 1, 2009, Dow acquired Rohm and Haas Company, a global specialty materials company with sales of $10 billion in 2008, 98 manufacturing sites in 30 countries and approximately 15,000 employees worldwide. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at


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