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Howard Ungerleider Joins Dow AgroSciences Members Committee
MIDLAND, Mich., Jun 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Copyright Business Wire 2012

Howard Ungerleider, senior vice president of Dow and president, Performance Plastics Division, has been named to Dow AgroSciences Members Committee.

The Dow AgroSciences Members Committee provides corporate oversight to the strategic actions and financial objectives of the AgroSciences business.

"Howard's in-depth business, financial and geographic experience will make him a valuable addition to the Dow AgroSciences Members Committee," said Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO. "Dow AgroSciences is making tremendous progress on their long-term business strategy and is playing a critical role in our company's transformation. Having our key executives focused on this business success will continue to ensure we deliver increased results and growth for our future."

Ungerleider joined Dow in 1990 and his career has spanned a wide variety of commercial, financial, geographic, functional and enterprise-level leadership roles both in the United States and in Europe.

He joined Dow's Food & Specialty Packaging business in 1997 and the following year moved to Dow's European headquarters in Switzerland, where he held management responsibilities for several of Dow's specialty polyethylene and polyolefin brands.

Ungerleider was named business director for Dow's global Wire and Cable Compounds business in 2000, and in 2004 became the global director of Integrated Supply Chain for Plastics, Performance Chemicals and Thermosets, managing supply chain activities for global businesses across Dow's basics, specialties and market-facing portfolios.

In 2006, Ungerleider was appointed North American commercial vice president for Dow's Basic Plastics business portfolio.

Before assuming his current role in March 2011, Ungerleider served as vice president of Investor Relations.

Ungerleider earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas in Austin and a master's degree in business administration from University of California in Los Angeles. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Wolverine Bancorp and Keep America Beautiful, a non-profit educational organization aimed at reducing litter and waste.

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

SOURCE: The Dow Chemical Company

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