Keep America Beautiful

Keep America Beautiful Launches Community Paint Donation Program through Support from Dow

STAMFORD, Conn. (Dec. 10, 2013) — National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and Dow (NYSE: DOW) today announced the launch of the KAB Community Paint Donation Program, which will award donated paint to communities throughout the country.

These merit-based grants have been developed to support KAB affiliates’ efforts to build and sustain vibrant communities at a local level. Grant awards will be used to purchase paint that features innovative raw materials provided by Dow Coating Materials.

Dow is continuing to demonstrate its commitment to making a difference in communities where it has a presence by donating materials for approximately 2,500 formulated gallons of 100 percent acrylic interior paint for community improvement projects that KAB affiliates and GAC participating organizations initiate in Dow communities.

“Thriving communities are rooted in individual responsibility and action as well as public-private partnerships,” said Becky Lyons, COO of Keep America Beautiful. “Thanks to Dow, the Community Paint Donation Program will help our network of affiliates and partnering organizations generate more positive impact in their communities.”

“Dow is proud to be a long-time supporter of KAB and we hope this effort will be a further catalyst toward building and maintaining thriving communities,” said Howard Ungerleider, executive vice president, Dow Advanced Materials. “We’re especially pleased that we can tie this important philanthropic work to our Dow Coating Materials businesses – this is the embodiment of corporate citizenship at its best.”

Dow completed its sixth year as a national sponsor of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup (GAC) in 2013 with employees volunteering at more than 50 events in communities with Dow business locations throughout the U.S.

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 2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $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

About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a network of more than 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations including state recycling organizations, we work with millions of volunteers to take action in their communities. Keep America Beautiful offers solutions that create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling, generate positive impact on local economies and inspire generations of environmental stewards. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. For more information, visit kab.org and follow @kabtweet on Twitter.

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