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Dow Chemical Has Been Informed of Regulatory Clearance from the EU Regarding the Proposed Acquisition of Rohm and Haas

Midland, MI - January 08, 2009

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) today indicated it has beenĀ informed of the decision by the European Commission under Council Regulation (EC) No. 139/2004 declaring its proposed acquisition of Rohm and Haas Company compatible with the European common market.

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