(Dow) -- Stockholders at The Dow Chemical Company's 113th Annual Meeting today elected Arnold A. Allemang, Jacqueline K. Barton, James A. Bell, Jeff M. Fettig, Barbara H. Franklin, John B. Hess, Andrew N. Liveris, Paul Polman, Dennis H. Reilley, James M. Ringler, Ruth G. Shaw and Paul G. Stern to the Company's Board of Directors for one-year terms.
Stockholders also ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent auditor for 2010.
In other business, preliminary voting results indicate that stockholders have approved a Company-sponsored proposal lowering the threshold required for stockholder-initiated meetings from 50 percent to 25 percent.
Preliminary voting results also indicate that stockholders have defeated three stockholder-sponsored proposals: one regarding environmental remediation, a second on executive stock retention and a third on executive compensation.
Share in the Russian market, 2008:
polystyrene - 2.6%.
Annual sales growth in Russia, recent 5 years:
polyethylene - 55%;
polypropylene - 28%;
polystyrene - 2%.
Imports by processing technologies: