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Dow AgroSciences' Success Presented to Wall Street
Date:2/12/2008

Company Outlines Ambitious Growth Plans, Technology Leadership

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The growing technology share of Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), was the focus of a presentation made to investors earlier today by Jerome Peribere, president and CEO of Dow AgroSciences. Peribere was speaking at the Goldman Sachs Agricultural Chemicals Conference in New York City, where he reinforced Dow AgroSciences' technology-based strategy of growing its agricultural chemicals business while developing new biotechnology products and platforms.

"We believe the company with the best technology will ultimately generate the most value," said Peribere. "We are building our capabilities to do exactly that and provide our customers with revolutionary solutions."

He cited numerous examples of the Company's innovation -- from both the chemical and biological sides of the portfolio -- and highlighted the progress of the seeds business during 2007, including growth in the Americas for its corn, cotton, sunflower, and canola product portfolios.

A key move in 2007 was the Company's announcement of its SmartStax(TM) agreement with Monsanto, creating the industry's first eight-gene stack of traits in corn. As a result of this scientific breakthrough, Peribere expects Dow's HERCULEX(TM) insect protection technology to be on approximately 40 percent of U.S. corn acres in the SmartStax launch year of 2010 and on about 60 percent of acres by 2012. This technology package will be further enhanced when Dow AgroSciences launches its Dow Herbicide Tolerance technology in 2012 for corn, and in 2013 for cotton and soybeans.

Peribere concluded that growth for Dow
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