May 07, 2013 at 09:10 AM EDT
Dow Confirms Receipt of $2.2 Billion in Cash Proceeds from Petrochemical Industries Company of Kuwait

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) is pleased to announce that it has completed final resolution of the K-Dow arbitration with Petrochemical Industries Company of Kuwait (PIC), and confirms today that Dow has received a direct cash payment of $2.2 billion from PIC. Payment reflects the full damages awarded by the International Chamber of Commerce, as well as recovery of Dow’s costs.

“Dow and Kuwait share a long history, and payment of this award brings final and appropriate resolution and closure to the issue,” said Andrew N. Liveris, Dow’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Our partnership with Kuwait includes several industry-leading joint ventures, which are valuable assets in Dow’s portfolio and have consistently returned accretive equity earnings to Dow. We continue to look for ways to strengthen our relationships within the country for the benefit of our partners and Dow shareholders.”

“Receipt of this award enables Dow to accelerate actions that are in line with our stated priorities for uses of cash – foremost of which is paying down debt and remunerating shareholders,” Liveris added. “Our actions moving forward will be consistent with this approach.”

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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 2012, Dow had annual sales of $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 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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