Dow Applauds the Appointment of Mike Froman to USTR

  Dow Applauds the Appointment of Mike Froman to USTR

Business Wire

MIDLAND, Mich. -- May 2, 2013

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).

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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 160countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics,
water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2012, Dow had annual sales of
approximately $57billion and employed approximately 54,000people worldwide.
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