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Dow Declares Quarterly Dividend of 32 Cents per Share

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dow Declares Quarterly Dividend of 32 Cents per Share08:15 EST Thursday, December 13, 2012 MIDLAND, Mich. (Business Wire) -- The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has declared a dividend of 32 cents per share, payable January 30, 2013, to shareholders of record on December 31, 2012. This marks the 405th consecutive cash dividend issued by the Company. Dow has paid its shareholders cash dividends every quarter since 1912. 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 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 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. ®TM Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) or an affiliated company of Dow For editorial information:The Dow Chemical CompanyRebecca Bentley, +1 989 638 8568