Dow is a diversified chemical company that offers a broad range of innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to customers in more than 175 countries, helping them to provide everything from fresh food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care. In 2005, Dow had annual sales of $46 billion
employed approximately 42,000 people worldwide. The Company has 156 manufacturing sites in 37 countries
supplies more than 3,200 products grouped within the operating segments listed on the following pages.