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Dow Announces Results from Annual Stockholder Meeting
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Dow Announces Results from Annual Stockholder Meeting11:37 EDT Thursday, May 09, 2013
MIDLAND, Mich. (Business Wire) -- Stockholders of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) today elected Arnold A. Allemang, Ajay Banga, Jacqueline K. Barton, James A. Bell, Jeff M. Fettig, Andrew N. Liveris, Paul Polman, Dennis H. Reilley, James M. Ringler and Ruth G. Shaw to the Company's Board of Directors for one-year terms during the Company's 116th Annual Meeting.
Biographies for all directors may be found in the Proxy Statement or on www.dowgovernance.com. Independent directors comprise the substantial majority of the Board.
Stockholders also ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent auditor for 2013.
In other business, preliminary voting results indicate that stockholders have approved an advisory vote on executive compensation.
Preliminary voting results also indicate that a stockholder-sponsored proposal regarding executive stock retention has been defeated.
The final voting results on all agenda items will be available in a Form 8-K to be filed by the Company and at www.dowgovernance.com after certification by the Company's inspector of elections. The meeting is available via webcast on Dow's website.
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.
Note: The forward-looking statements contained in this document involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the Company's operations, markets, products, services, prices and other factors as discussed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, economic, competitive, legal, governmental and technological factors. Accordingly, there is no assurance that the Company's expectations will be realized. The Company assumes no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by securities and other applicable laws.
The Dow Chemical Company
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