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Dow to Support Water Sustainability Agenda at the Saudi Water & Power Forum

Company to exhibit range of innovative water solutions and participate as guest speaker

Dubai, UAE - December 03, 2012

Dow Chemical in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced its sponsorship of the 8th Annual Saudi & Water Power Forum (SW&PF), which takes place on December 2-4, 2012 at the Hilton Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. In addition to sponsoring the event, Dow – a global leader in environmentally advanced separation and purification technologies – will also be highlighting its innovative range of solutions and will be participating as a guest speaker on one of the Forum’s panel sessions.

H.R.H. Prince Khalid Bin Faisal Bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Makkah Region, KSA, and H.E. Abdullah Al-Hussayen, KSA Minister of Water & Electricity, meet with MEA General Manager Dr. Ilham Kadri at the 2012 Saudi Water & Power Forum in Jeddah Alternative Text for Image: Dr. Kadri Meets with Key Government Officials at the 2012 Saudi Water & Power Forum

Dr. Ilham Kadri, General Manager, Dow Middle East & Africa (ME&A) and Commercial Director, Dow Water & Process Solutions, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) will present at the Forum’s panel session entitled, “The Energy & Water Nexus of Future Membrane Technology,” where she will highlight the company’s success with wastewater treatment and reuse through public-private partnerships.

The company will also showcase its range of industry-leading water treatment technologies at booth #D04, including the newest offering from Dow Water & Process Solutions, DOW IntegraPac™ UltraFiltration Skid. A pre-engineered, standardized skid design, DOW IntegraPac Skid significantly streamlines design, assembly and installation of DOW™ UltraFiltration modules, auxiliary parts and piping, resulting in lower costs, smaller footprint and shorter delivery schedule. Visitors to the booth will also be able to interact with Dow’s technical and business experts to discuss specific water treatment needs for Saudi Arabia, such as treating water from the Red Sea or Arabian Gulf.

“Given Saudi Arabia’s rapid growth and prominence on the world stage, the demand is ever increasing for its most precious and scarce resource: water,” said Dr. Kadri. “With five decades of market leadership in water sustainability technology and a $1.6 billion USD annual investment in R&D, Dow has been actively engaged in the Kingdom to develop innovative desalination and water recycling solutions to help combat the region’s unique water scarcity challenges. Dow continues to actively invest in projects, both independently and in collaboration with local partners, to continually innovate water treatment solutions for the region.”

Dow’s commitment to providing water treatment solutions for the region is linked to its strategic corporate objectives of improving global access to clean water. As a result, its commitment to the Middle East will continue to involve providing customized offerings to meet the region’s specific water needs, as well as facilitating further research to develop new and innovative water treatment solutions in this field. Dow’s water investments in the region include a manufacturing facility for DOW FILMTEC™ Reverse Osmosis (RO) elements, collaboration with the Saudi Saline Water Conversion Corporation for research in desalination technologies, and a partnership with the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) to develop advanced water treatment technologies.

About Dow Water & Process Solutions

The global leader in sustainable separation and purification technology, Dow Water & Process Solutions is making a clear impact in the world. We’re helping to make water safer and more accessible, food taste better, pharmaceuticals more effective and industries more efficient and spearheading the development of sustainable technologies that integrate water and energy requirements. Dow Water & Process Solutions offers a broad portfolio of ion exchange resins, reverse osmosis membranes, ultra filtration membranes and electrodeionization products, with strong positions in a number of major application areas, including industrial and municipal water, industrial processes, pharmaceuticals, power, residential water and waste and water reuse. More information about Dow Water & Process Solutions can be found at www.dowwaterandprocess.com.

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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