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Dow, Dupont merger would form chemical producer worth more than $130B

DowDuPont would be split into three companies, focused on materials, agriculture and specialty products.


DOVER, Del. — Dow Chemical and the DuPont will attempt to merge in an all-stock deal that would create a colossal chemical producer worth $130 billion, before splitting into three separate companies.

The deal announced Dec. 11 is being billed a merger of equals, to be called DowDuPont.

The plan is to then split DowDuPont into three companies, one focused materials, one on agriculture and the last on specialty products.

Dow CEO Andrew Liveris will become executive chairman of the newly formed DowDuPont board of directors.

© 2015 The Associated Press

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