Dow to freeze U.S. pension plans, contribute $1 billion and hike DC match



Dow Inc., Midland, Mich., will freeze the benefit accruals of its U.S. pension plans at the end of 2023, increase its matching contribution in its defined contribution plans and will contribute $1 billion to the pension plans before the end of the first quarter.

The chemical company announced its plans in an 8-K filing with the SEC on Thursday.

First, Dow will freeze benefit accruals for participants in qualified and non-qualified pension plans, including the Dow Employees’ Pension Plan, the Union Carbide Employees’ Pension Plan and the Dow Chemical Co. Executives’ Supplemental Retirement Plan-Supplemental Benefit, effective Dec. 31, 2023.

Author(s): Rob Kozlowski

Publication Date: 4 March 2021

Publication Site: Pensions & Investments