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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dow Declares Quarterly Dividend of 15 Cents per Share
MIDLAND, MI - September 10, 2009 - The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), has declared a dividend of 15 cents per share,
payable October 30, 2009, to shareholders of record on September 30, 2009.
This marks the 392nd consecutive cash dividend issued by the Company. Dow has paid its shareholders cash dividends
every quarter since 1912.
Dow is a diversified chemical company that combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element" to
constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company delivers a broad range of products and services to
customers in approximately 160 countries, connecting chemistry and innovation
with the principles of sustainability to help provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints,
packaging and personal care products. In 2008, Dow had annual sales of $57.5
billion and employed approximately 46,000 people worldwide. The Company has 150 manufacturing sites in 35 countries and
produces approximately 3,300 products. On April 1, 2009, Dow acquired Rohm and Haas Company, a global specialty
materials company with sales of $10 billion in 2008, 98 manufacturing sites in 30 countries and approximately 15,000
employees worldwide. 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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