Dow Chemical announces Jennifer Granholm's resignation from its board, effective immediately

MIDLAND, Michigan , October 12, 2011 (press release) – The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW - News) today announced that Jennifer M. Granholm has resigned from its Board of Directors in order to pursue other opportunities.

“We would like to thank Governor Granholm for her service to our Company,” said Andrew N. Liveris, Dow’s chairman and chief executive officer. “While the tenure was brief, her experience, perspective and contributions were beneficial, and we wish her well in her new endeavors.”

Granholm’s resignation is effective immediately. For a complete list of Dow’s board members, committee assignments and other corporate governance information, visit our Corporate Governance web site.

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Dow (NYSE:Dow - News) combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s diversified industry leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2010, Dow had annual sales of $53.7 billion and employed approximately 50,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 35 countries across the globe. 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 www.dow.com.

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