Dow Honored as One of the `Best Companies for Leaders` by Chief Executive Magazine

Wed Jan 9, 2013 9:36am EST

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Ranks No. 4 Showcasing Exceptional Leadership Development
MIDLAND, Mich.--(Business Wire)--
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has been named to Chief Executive
magazine`s 40 Best Companies for Leaders list for the second consecutive year,
rising seven spots to number four in this prestigious annual ranking, which
appears in the January/February 2013 issue. 

The ranking is based on a study of 1,000 firms which scored companies based on a
number of key criteria including the strength of its leadership development
process and management`s commitment to it, the percentage of senior management
positions filled by internal candidates, the Company`s reputation among its
peers as a source for well-rounded talent and its financial performance. 

"This ranking is a significant recognition of our longstanding global commitment
to talent and leadership development at Dow," said Andrew N. Liveris, Dow`s
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Dow already attracts the best and
brightest from around the world and it is through our unique programs and
performance-based culture that we continue to develop the future leaders of our
company. I am proud of the collective success that has earned us this important
accolade." 

Dow`s long history of building and nurturing a leadership pipeline through
cross-functional and cross-business professional development opportunities, its
focus on international-development assignments and the various structured
rotational programs were cited as reasons for the Company`s rise in ranking. 

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.

For editorial information:
Nancy Lamb
The Dow Chemical Company
+1 (989) 638-7251
nelamb@dow.com

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