Summary of the Pension Plan for Dow Employees

Summary Plan Description

For a summary description of the Dow Employees' Pension Plan, select the link below. This plan may apply to employees who left The Dow Chemical Company or its participating employers on or after 1/1/96 and were participants. If you retired prior to this date, no electronic SPD is available for your plan. Please contact the Retiree Service Center for specific information regarding your plan.

Summary of Material Modifications

Annual Pension Funding Notice

These notices provide important funding information about your pension plan. They also provide a description of how the plan's assets are invested and a description of the benefits under the plans that are eligible to be guaranteed by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), a federal agency.

Pension Form 5500

Each year, the Company is required to provide information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) regarding the Dow Employees’ Pension Plan. This reporting requirement is generally satisfied by filing the IRS Form 5500, including all applicable Schedules and Attachments. The Company generally files the Form 5500 in mid-October for the prior year and posts a subset of the filing here, which provides the basic plan and actuarial information. The entire filing can be found on the DOL website at