Dow to increase VAM prices by US$66/tonne in North America, US$50/tonne in Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Asia, and euro 66/tonne in Europe

MIDLAND, Michigan , August 25, 2009 (press release) – The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today that it will increase the off schedule price in all regions for Vinyl Acetate Monomer effective September 1, 2009, or as contracts allow. The increase amounts by region are noted below in the table.

Product North America Latin America Middle East & Africa Asia Pacific Europe
US$66 per MT US$50 per MT US$50 per MT US$50 per MT 66 € per MT

This increase is necessitated by the cost escalation of raw materials, particularly ethylene and
methanol, key for the production of Vinyl Acetate Monomer.

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