Tate Named To Savoy Magazine?s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America

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    Tate Named To Savoy Magazine?s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in
    Corporate America

    MIDLAND, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
    Jeff Tate, Vice President, Finance, Dow Performance Plastics (NYSE: DOW)
    has been named to Savoy Magazine?s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in
    Corporate America 2012 issue.

    Savoy is geared toward African-American business professionals and
    profiles prominent African-American business leaders. With 100,000
    readers per issue, the magazine serves as a premier forum for issues of
    workplace diversity and lifestyle features. Savoy notes the 2012 Top 100
    issue is ?one of the most definitive lists of African American achievers
    in Corporate America produced to date.? The magazine will be available
    on newsstands March 13, 2012.

    In his role at Dow, Tate has responsibility for short- and long-term
    financial planning as well as accountability for developing and
    evaluating value-creating business strategies for Dow Performance
    Plastics, a $16 billion corporate Division of The Dow Chemical Company.

    ?We could not be more proud of Jeff for being recognized by this
    prestigious ranking,? said Bill Weideman, Executive Vice President and
    Chief Financial Officer of The Dow Chemical Company. ?He is an exemplary
    team member who consistently drives financial discipline and pushes the
    team to strive for higher performance. His unique talents and passion
    for excellence are well-known, and this honor is further proof of his
    leadership both at Dow as well as in the community.?

    In addition to this honor, Tate is also the recipient of the 2010
    National Achievement in Industry Award from the National Association of
    Black Accountants (NABA). He serves as the National Co-Chair of the
    African American Network for Dow, an internal organization that unites
    and creates a community for the company?s African American employees.
    Tate earned his Bachelor?s degree in Accounting from the University of
    Alabama and is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He is a
    Certified Public Accountant and has held various Finance positions since
    joining Dow in 1992, including most recently as Finance Director of the
    Company?s Investor Relations group.

    Tate was chosen for this honor from a pool of more than 500 candidates.
    Each candidate was selected based on criteria such as community
    influence and past achievements. The selection committee included
    Savoy?s editorial board, community leaders and representatives from the
    business and academic sectors.

    For more information, please visit: http://savoynetwork.com/top100/.

    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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    affiliated company of Dow

    Contacts

    The Dow Chemical Company
    Kyle Bandlow, +1 989.638.2417
    kbandlow@dow.com

    Source: The Dow Chemical Company