Dow Chemical re-elects directors and officers

DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, MAY 11, 2006
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DOW CHEMICAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 2006. CLICK PICTURE FOR LARGE IMAGE
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Stockholders at The Dow Chemical Company’s 109th Annual Meeting today re-elected Jacqueline K. Barton, James A. Bell, Barbara Hackman Franklin, Andrew N. Liveris, Geoffery E. Merszei, J. Pedro Reinhard, Ruth G. Shaw and Paul G. Stern to the Company’s Board of Directors for one-year terms.
Biographies for all directors may be found in the Proxy Statement or on www.dowgovernance.com.
Continuing as directors are Arnold A. Allemang, Jeff M. Fettig and James M. Ringler. Independent directors comprise the substantial majority of the Board.
After the Annual Meeting, the Board elected company officers. The officers re-elected were: Andrew N. Liveris, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the Board; Geoffery E. Merszei, executive vice president and chief financial officer; William F. Banholzer, corporate vice president and chief technology officer; Phillip H. Cook, corporate vice president, Strategic Development and New Ventures (until June 1, 2006); Heinz Haller, corporate vice president, Strategic Development and New Ventures (effective June 1, 2006); Julie Fasone Holder, corporate vice president, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, and Public Affairs; Michael R. Gambrell, executive vice president, Basic Plastics and Chemicals Portfolio; Charles J. Kalil, corporate vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary; David E. Kepler II, senior vice president, Shared Services, Environment, Health and Safety and chief information officer; Romeo Kreinberg, executive vice president, Performance Plastics and Chemicals Portfolio; Fernando Ruiz, corporate vice president and treasurer; Gary R. Veurink, corporate vice president, Manufacturing and Engineering.
Other officers elected by the board were ; Douglas J. Anderson, corporate auditor; William H. Weideman, corporate controller; Charles J. Hahn, assistant secretary; W. Michael McGuire, assistant secretary and Thomas E. Moran, assistant secretary.
On other agenda items at the Annual Meeting, Dow stockholders:
* ratified the appointment of Deloitte and Touche LLP as the Company’s independent auditor for 2006, and
* rejected four proposals submitted by stockholders.
There were approximately 641 stockholders attending in person. The meeting was also available via audio webcast on the Internet. A recording of the keynote speech, delivered by Liveris, is available at www.dow.com/webcast.
Dow is a diversified chemical company that harnesses the power of science and technology to improve living daily. The Company offers a broad range of innovative products and services to customers in more than 175 countries, helping them to provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. Built on a commitment to its principles of sustainability Dow has annual sales of $46 billion and employs 42,000 people worldwide. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.
For Editorial Information:
Jeannine Sohayda
The Dow Chemical Company
(989) 636-0626


Dow Chemical Re-elects Directors – Quick Facts
(RTTNews) – The Dow Chemical Co.said that its shareholders re-elected Jacqueline Barton, James Bell, Barbara Hackman Franklin, Andrew Liveris, Geoffery Merszei, Pedro Reinhard, Ruth Shaw and Paul Stern to the company’s Board of Directors for one-year terms.
Continuing as directors are Arnold Allemang, Jeff Fettig and James Ringler. Independent directors comprise the substantial majority of the Board.
The company stated that the shareholders also elected various company officers. Dow Chemical stated that the shareholders also ratified the appointment of Deloitte and Touche LLP as its independent auditor for 2006, and rejected four proposals submitted by stockholders.

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