Dow to raise elastomer prices by US$139/tonne across Europe from July 1

HORGEN, Switzerland , June 17, 2009 (press release) – Effective July 1, 2009, or as contracts terms allow, Dow Europe GmbH will increase its prices for AFFINITY™ Polyolefin Plastomers, ENGAGE™ Polyolefin Elastomer, NORDEL™ Hydrocarbon Rubber, and VERSIFY™ Plastomers and Elastomers by 100 Euro per metric ton across Europe.

Dow's Performance Elastomers & Plastomers bridge the gap between rubber and plastic, inspiring new design possibilities and performance capabilities.

For more information about the Elastomers Business visit: www.dowelastomers.com, or call the Dow Customer Information Group at +800-3-694-6367.

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With sales of $58 billion in 2008 and 46,000 employees worldwide, 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 around 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. On April 1, 2009, Dow acquired Rohm and Haas Company, a global specialty materials company with sales of $10 billion in 2008 and 15,000 employees worldwide. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

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