SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)
of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
February 11, 2021 (February 11, 2021)
Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter,
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(exact name of registrant)
2211 H.H. Dow Way, Midland, MI 48674
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|Dow Inc.||Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||DOW||New York Stock Exchange|
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(b) On February 11, 2021, Ajay Banga, Jacqueline K. Barton and James A. Bell notified the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Dow Inc. (“Dow”) that they will retire from the Board effective April 15, 2021 after completing the current term.
On February 11, 2021, Dow announced the nomination of Debra L. Dial, Senior Vice President and Controller, AT&T Inc., and Luis A. Moreno, former President, Inter-American Development Bank, each to stand for election as a Director at Dow’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on April 15, 2021 (the “2021 Meeting”).
The Board determined that each of Ms. Dial and Mr. Moreno is independent in accordance with the standards of independence of the New York Stock Exchange, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules and as described in Dow’s Corporate Governance Guidelines. Ms. Dial and Mr. Moreno were not selected as a Director nominee pursuant to any arrangement or understanding between Ms. Dial, Mr. Moreno and any other persons. There are no transactions in which Ms. Dial or Mr. Moreno have an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Subject to their election, Ms. Dial and Mr. Moreno will participate in compensation arrangements for non-employee Directors as described under the heading “Director Compensation” in Dow’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the SEC on February 28, 2020.
The Board will announce its committee assignments following the 2021 Meeting.
A copy of the press release announcing these actions is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, which are incorporated by reference herein.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibits. The exhibits listed on the Exhibit Index are incorporated herein by reference.
|99.1||Press Release of Dow Inc. dated February 11, 2021|
|104||Cover Page Interactive File (the cover page tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document).|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: February 11, 2021
/s/ AMY E. WILSON
|Amy E. Wilson|
|General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|