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Jennifer Granholm Elected to Dow Board of Directors

MIDLAND, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced that Jennifer M. Granholm, former governor of the state of Michigan, has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Granholm served as Governor of Michigan for two terms, from 2003–2011. Prior to being elected governor, she held a number of public service roles, including serving as Michigan’s first female attorney general. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, was recently appointed a Distinguished Practitioner of Law and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a Senior Advisor to The Pew Charitable Trusts Clean Energy Program.

“Jennifer Granholm’s experience and perspective will be instrumental as we continue to advocate for national and international policies that drive innovation, increase productivity, encourage investments in technology and create jobs,” said Andrew N. Liveris, Dow’s chairman and chief executive officer. “During her tenure as governor, Granholm launched initiatives focused on diversifying and transforming the state’s economy by adding new, emerging sectors such as clean energy to Michigan’s economic portfolio, as well as creating jobs and training Michigan’s workers to promote the state’s long-term economic health. In addition, she has a demonstrated track record of cultivating many successful public- and private-sector collaborations that have laid the groundwork for profitable and sustainable growth for 21st century manufacturing.”

For a complete list of Dow’s board members, committee assignments and other corporate governance information, visit our Corporate Governance web site.

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Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” 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 2010, Dow had annual sales of $53.7 billion and employed approximately 50,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 35 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

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