Form 8-K





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): November 28, 2018




(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   1-3433   38-1285128

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

File Number

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


2211 H. H. Dow Way, Midland, Michigan   48674
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

(989) 636-1000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 7.01

Regulation FD Disclosure

On November 28, 2018, The Dow Chemical Company (the “Company”), issued a press release announcing that it has commenced a cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) for any and all of its 8.55% Notes due May 15, 2019 (the “Notes”). The complete terms and conditions of the Tender Offer are set forth in an offer to purchase and related notice of guaranteed delivery (collectively, the “Tender Offer Documents”) that will be sent to registered holders of the Notes and be posted online at The Tender Offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., Eastern time, on December 4, 2018, unless extended or earlier terminated.

The consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer will be determined in the manner described in the press release furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and the Tender Offer Documents by reference to a specified fixed spread for the Notes plus the yield based on the bid-side price of a specified U.S. Treasury Reference Security at 11:00 a.m., Eastern time, on December 4, 2018, unless extended.

Holders whose Notes are validly tendered and accepted for purchase will also receive accrued and unpaid interest on their Notes from, but not including, the last interest payment date up to, but excluding, the date the Company initially makes payment for such Notes, which date is anticipated to be December 5, 2018 (the “Settlement Date”). Notes tendered by notice of guaranteed delivery and accepted for purchase will be purchased on the third business day after the Expiration Date but payment of accrued interest on such Notes will only be made to, but not including, the Settlement Date.

A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.

The information included in this Current Report on Form 8-K under this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing made by the Company under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits


Exhibit No.



99.1    Tender Offer Press Release of The Dow Chemical Company dated November 28, 2018


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Dated: November 28, 2018


The Dow Chemical Company
By:   /s/ Ronald C. Edmonds
  Ronald C. Edmonds
  Controller and Vice President of Controllers and Tax