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Dow Amends Quarterly Dividend Record and Payment Dates

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dow Amends Quarterly Dividend Record and Payment Dates15:39 EST Thursday, December 13, 2012 MIDLAND, Mich. (Business Wire) -- The Dow Chemical Company's (NYSE: DOW) Board of Directors has approved an amendment to the record and payment dates of the Company's regular quarterly dividend announced earlier today. The quarterly dividend of 32 cents per share is now payable on December 31, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 24, 2012. The dividend was previously scheduled to be paid on January 30, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2012. 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 For editorial information:The Dow Chemical CompanyRebecca Bentley,