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March 19, 2014
09:27 EDTDOWDow Chemical expects to double EBITDA in agriculture sciences in 5-7 years
Dow Chemical expects to double EBITDA in agricultural sciences in the next 5-7 years to $300M-$400M. The growth will be driven by commercialization of its pipeline, achievement of scale benefits in Seeds and strong agriculture fundamentals. Dow Chemical said all projects are on track for planned start-up, with growth investments achieving a run-rate of $3B in accretive EBITDA. The company said it is on the path to at least $10B in EBITDA in the near term. The company raised its divestiture target by $1.5B-$2B with the total divestiture at $4.5B-$6B. Dow says the Sadara construction is 45% complete and the Olefins construction is 65% complete. The company also said everything is on the table when it comes to shareholder value. Comments taken Down Chemical Strategy Update.
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August 27, 2015
08:08 EDTDOWDow AgroSciences, ICS-CAAS partner to accelerate rice research in China
Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical, has entered into a collaboration agreement with the Institute of Crop Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, or ICS-CAAS. Under the agreement, Dow AgroSciences grants ICS-CAAS a royalty-free, non-transferable research and commercialization license for its proprietary EXZACT Precision Genome Editing Technology to be used in rice in China. Dow AgroSciences and ICS-CAAS scientists will collaboratively develop an industry-leading rice genome editing technology platform. The EXZACT Precision Genome Editing Platform will enable ICS-CAAS scientists to capitalize on their significant investment and technical expertise in rice genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and cell biology as well as accelerate integration of the scientific knowledge generated in rice to rapidly develop valuable products for China. Dow AgroSciences has developed the EXZACT Precision Technology platform under an exclusive license and collaboration agreement in plants with Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. Dow AgroSciences and ICS-CAAS scientists will work together to make sure that the expertise and strengths of both parties are best combined to accelerate rice research and product development in China. This is part of Dow AgroSciences' commitment to providing innovative and sustainable solutions to bolster food security and food safety in China.
August 14, 2015
16:44 EDTDOWThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Baxter (BAX), T-Mobile (TMUS), Sealed Air (SEE), Devon (DVN), and Perrigo (PRGO). INCREASED STAKES: SunEdison (SUNE), Dow Chemical (DOW), Mohawk (MHK), Yum! Brands (YUM), and IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI). DECREASED STAKES: Ally Financial (ALLY), Amgen (AMGN), Sensata (ST), Masco (MAS), and Delta (DAL). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Dollar General (DG), McKesson (MCK), Edgewell Personal Care (EPC), Maxim (MXIM), and FleetCor (FLT).

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