Dow Executive Named To Catalyst Board Of Advisors

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), announced today that Kim Ann Mink, Ph.D., business president for Elastomers, Electrical and Telecommunications, has been appointed to represent Dow on the Catalyst Board of Advisors. In this role, Dr. Mink will assess and advance best practices for the advancement of female talent from premier employers across multiple sectors.

“Dr. Mink’s appointment to Catalyst’s Board is both recognition of her outstanding capability as a change agent, and another step forward in our critical journey to creating a truly inclusive workplace. With key business challenges ahead, we need to be a pacesetter in our industry for bringing diverse talent to the table to generate innovation,” said Andrew Liveris, Dow chairman and chief executive officer.

As a member of the Board of Advisors, Mink will help further Catalyst’s mission of offering businesses strategic advice and counsel on topics related to the advancement of women. Dr. Mink will join senior executives on the Advisory Board from leading companies including Coca-Cola, IBM, Microsoft and Toyota – all of which are active members.

“I’m excited about my appointment to the Board of Advisors for Catalyst,” said Mink. “I look forward to providing insight and perspective to the organization, focusing on how to advance best practices that will benefit talented women around the globe.”

Catalyst was founded in 1962 and is a global leader in promoting workplace diversity and expanding opportunities for women in business. Catalyst’s research has been referenced in a variety of publications and the organization helps businesses develop their strategies for creating a more inclusive work environment. Dow has been a member of Catalyst since the mid-1990s.

“We appreciate Dow’s ongoing leadership and commitment to Catalyst,” said Ilene Lang, president and chief executive officer at Catalyst. “Our ability to achieve impact around the world is due in large part to Dow’s support, and we are grateful.”

Dr. Mink joined Dow in April 2009 following more than 20 years with the Rohm and Haas Company, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow. Prior to assuming her current role, she served as the global general manager of Dow Elastomers, a global business unit in Dow’s Performance Plastics Division. Additionally, she has held the position of global business director for Amines and Chelants, a global business unit in Dow’s Performance Materials Division, as well as chief executive officer of ANGUS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow, and global general manager of Dow Performance Additives, a global business unit in Dow’s Advanced Materials Division. Mink earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Hamilton College and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Duke University. She is also a graduate of the Wharton School of Business Management Program.

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.

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