We encourage visitors to Dow's corporate governance web site to review all the available information in order to gain a better understanding of our corporate governance practices. Recent examples of our commitment to effective corporate governance include:

2009

December 15 Dow Declares Quarterly Dividend of 25 Cents per Share
December 10 Dow Declares Quarterly Dividend of 15 Cents per Share
November 17 Dow Receives Perfect Score for Corporate Governance
November 4 Edmonds Named Dow Vice President and Controller
November 3 Merszei Named President of Dow Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Chairman of Dow Europe
September 10 Dow Declares Quarterly Dividend of 15 Cents per Share
May 14 Dow Announces Results from Annual Stockholder Meeting
May 7 Dow Webcast - Annual Stockholders Meeting
February 12 Dow Declares Quarterly Dividend of 15 Cents per Share
January 20 Franklin to Chair National Association of Corporate Directors

2008

December 11 Dow Declares Quarterly Dividend of 42 Cents per Share
September 29 Dow Receives Perfect Score for Corporate Governance
September 11 Dow Declares Quarterly Dividend of 42 Cents per Share
May 15 Dow Directors and Officers Elected
May 15 Dow Declares Quarterly Dividend of 42 Cents per Share
May 7 Dow Webcast - Annual Stockholders Meeting
March 28 Dow Publishes its 2007 Report to Stockholders
March 28 Dow Publishes Proxy Statement
March 19 Reilley Awarded Chemical Industry Medal
February 14 Allemang Retires from Senior Advisor Post; will remain as Board Member
February 14 Dow Declares Quarterly Dividend of 42 Cents per Share

Other Corporate Governance Highlights at Dow:

Both formal and informal executive sessions (meetings without management present) have been a part of Dow's Board practices since the late 1980s.
Dow's Audit Committee is composed entirely of independent directors, with multiple members meeting the new financial expertise standards.
Paul G. Stern serves as the Presiding Director of Dow's Board, in which he is responsible for leading executive sessions of the Board, working with the Chairman to set the Board agenda and determining the appropriate materials provided to the Directors.

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