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Dow Applauds the Appointment of Mike Froman to USTR

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Dow Applauds the Appointment of Mike Froman to USTR

14:26 EDT Thursday, May 02, 2013

MIDLAND, Mich. (Business Wire) -- The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) welcomes the President's nomination of Michael Froman to be the next United States Trade Representative. This appointment demonstrates the administration's commitment to a progressive trade agenda.

"Mike is a highly skilled, knowledgeable trade expert with a history of getting things done," commented Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO of Dow. "His strategic thinking and leadership will be key to moving forward on our most challenging trade relationships and ensure a progressive agenda backed by strong enforcement. I cannot imagine a better choice to successfully conclude the administration's ambitious trade agenda."

The Dow Chemical Company welcomes the opportunity to work together with USTR in advancing the core goals and successfully concluding the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations with all 12 negotiating partners, as well as launching a comprehensive, high standard Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP).

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology 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 2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 36 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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For editorial information:
The Dow Chemical Company
Nancy Lamb, (989) 638-7251
nelamb@dow.com

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