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Brazoria County Brazos River Hrbr. Nav. Dist. -- Moody's affirms Dow's Baa2 rating; outlook stable

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") affirmed the Baa2 ratings of The Dow Chemical Company, its Prime-2 rating for commercial paper and its stable outlook. This follows the disclosure that Dow will have roughly $16 billion of balance sheet debt once it is spun-out from DowDuPont, Inc. (Baa1 stable) in April 2019. "While Dow's reduction in balance sheet debt and pension liabilities will be significant, after adjusting for the earnings from businesses transferred to Corteva and the New DuPont, credit metrics will not improve enough to support a higher rating," stated John Rogers, Senior Vice President at Moody's and lead analyst on Dow.