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NRLN INFORMATION

NRLN information particularly relevant to DuPont Retirees Chapter; Action Alerts; Enrollment instructions

Welcome to our webpage, DuPont current and future retirees.

The NRLN (National Retirees Legislative Network) is a nationwide organization that advocates for Federal Legislation to protect all retiree benefits including pensions, company provided healthcare, Social Security, Medicare, and lower prescription drug costs. We started this DuPont Retirees Chapter (DRC) because of concerns about the long-term security of our underfunded pension plan. As a chapter of the NRLN we benefit from education on retiree issues (such as how ERISA law and the PBGC helps to protect our pensions) and knowledge of what other corporations and retiree groups are doing about retiree benefits. With this webpage and our email utility, delivering key documents to our members directly, we strive to be a key communication mechanism on retiree issues, as DuPont and Dow carry out their plan to merge and then split into smaller companies.

Please look at the middle column of this page to read our communications on pension and other retiree issues. The most current notes are always visible, while scrolling down to the Archive, you can see older communications, in reverse chronological order. The right-most column is a repository of pertinent media articles about the merger and pension issues. We hope that you will review the wealth of information on our DRC page, as well as the NRLN homepage, for a good understanding of our efforts.

We also hope that you will decide to enroll as a member of the DuPont Retirees Chapter by using the sign up link above. When you select the Association/Chapter from the drop down list, we are located near the bottom as "NRLN DuPont Retirees Chapter". It does not cost anything to be a member but the NRLN does accept contributions of any amount (there is a link below for this also).

Feel free to ask questions by emailing me at odlejk@gmail.com

Jim Odle
Chapter President

COMMUNICATIONS & ACTIONS RELATED TO DUPONT

Chapter history and activities; current and archived communications with DuPont management, concerning retiree benefit issues, are just the opinions of the writers.


September Fly-In Report and Annual Request for Contributions – 9/20/2017

I attended the NRLN Fall Fly-In in Washington, D.C. on September 11-13, 2017. On Monday afternoon NRLN officers and Chapter leads heard presentations from a visitor from the Pew Research Center on prescription drug pricing and from Bill Kadereit, NRLN President, on the NRLN "Grand Bargain" Proposal. On Tuesday and Wednesday attendees visited members of Congress on the Hill to advocate for legislation on the four issues listed below. I personally met with staff members from the offices of Senator Grassley (Iowa), Senator Manchin (West Virginia), Representative Kevin Brady (Texas) and Representative Rochester (Delaware). The picture in the attached pdf is from my meeting with Doug Calidas, Senior Counsel for Senator Manchin.

  • NRLN's "Grand Proposal" to use tax reform to fund Medicare and Social Security far into the future.
  • Protecting retirees in corporate mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs
  • Corporate bankruptcy reforms needed to protect retirees’ pensions and benefits
  • Bills that need to be passed to reduce prescription drug price gouging

Information on NRLN proposals can be found at http://www.nrln.org/index.html . The Grand Bargain is described in the NRLN summer newsletter here. Information including white papers on the other 3 issues can be found at www.nrln.org under the Legislative Agenda tab at the top of the page.

While it is difficult to know if we will be successful in convincing Congress to take action on our proposals, I do believe we are getting traction on all these issues. There are bills in committee which include the NRLN proposals and that could reduce drug prices. Senator Manchin is interested in introducing legislation to improve retirees standing in corporate bankruptcy situations. The "Grand Bargain" proposal which advocates increases in payroll taxes for both Medicare and Social Security to be enacted in conjunction with tax reform/cuts is a new idea that we introduced to all of the members of Congress that we met. I also hear of a possible pension bill that may be introduced which could result in increased authority for the PBGC as they work to avoid corporate defaults on defined benefit pension plans.

The key benefits to DuPont retirees of belonging to the NRLN and having our own Chapter are:

  • A webpage, on a professionally managed website that can be used to disseminate information specific to our own pensions along with media articles pertinent to our situation.
  • An opportunity to influence new federal legislation to protect all retiree benefits. The NRLN identifies potential issues and then proposes/lobbies for specific legislation to protect all retiree benefits.
  • A bulk email utility that we can use to send updates on our own pension issues.
  • Networking with other retiree organizations, e.g. Chrysler, GM, Kodak, Lucent, TVA and many others.
  • Strategic and tactical advice from experts on pensions and other issues.

Finally, I hope that you feel that our efforts are useful and will consider making a contribution to our Chapter and NRLN. You do not have to make a contribution to belong to our chapter, however the NRLN needs funding in order to be able to continue the work of advocating for legislation to protect our benefits. Twenty percent of your contributions go to our DRC chapter and are used to cover our participation on these Fly-In events.

Use the Individual contribution form on the left on the left and mail your contribution or click here for credit card contributions.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

Jim Odle, President of DRC
odlejk@gmail.com


Comments on DuPont Pension Plan Status and Outlook – 9/18/2017

By now you all should have received your personal copy of Ed Breen’s letter to DuPont Pension Plan Participants, along with a Fact Sheet/FAQ. Overall, Ed Breen’s communication is the most explicit assurance of the security of our pensions. It reiterates the May DRMS luncheon talks by Ed and Nick Fanandakis, but this goes a little further and puts it in writing, directly to Pension Plan Participants. Some of the pension issues and concerns we have raised with senior management, in the last year and a half, are addressed here; however, the 10 FAQ's in this document still leave unanswered questions, and therefore leave room for concerns. Our key remaining questions focus on:

  1. The allocation of Pension Plan assets and obligations, across the intended successor businesses, and personal assignment of all participants to one these successors.
  2. Commitment of DowDuPont and their successors, to future contribution plans, ensuring the future Plan Sponsors’ capacity to fulfill their financial obligations to pensioners. With the news conference and official reports on the Comprehensive Portfolio Review announced by DowDuPont on 9/12/17, the 3-way split plan is reaffirmed, with significant portfolio realignment between the Materials Science and the Specialty Products businesses (see our 12/13/17 letter to DRC Membership, covering these announcements). With the merger complete, and the outlines of the spin-off plan clear, the organizational and capital structure planning can now proceed, including Pension Plan assets and obligations, based on fully shared Dow and DuPont business and financial information. DowDuPont continues to say that all of this may take up to 18 months.

Our notes below reference Ed Breen’s Fact Sheet/FAQ paragraph numbers, where we have comments or observations.

  • FAQ 2 – Commitment to satisfy legal minimum contribution requirements is, to state the obvious, minimal support of the Pension Plan. DuPont is promising to continue to make contributions to the Plan – indicating its successors will make good on these promises, since DuPont itself is no more.
  • FAQ 5 – This re-states that DowDuPont’s successors will own the “old” DuPont’s legal obligations to pensioners, and that each is expected to be an industry leader with a strong balance sheet and suggests, by implication, that they will be in a good position fulfill those obligations. We can only speculate whether our pensions will be more or less secure with one or more of DuPont’s successor(s) inheriting DuPont’s pension plan assets and obligations.
  • FAQ 6 – It is hard to visualize a 3-way split of the pension plan; assigning all assets and obligations to one of the successor organizations would seem to be simpler, but all options are apparently being considered. There is a statement here that “if one company takes on more underfunded pension liabilities, it will have less financial debt”- implying that, in such a case, that company would be set up with appropriate additional financial resources to compensate for carrying more unfunded pension liabilities. After several requests for clarification, over the last year and a half, we now have a written comment from Mr. Breen that all Plan Participants will be accounted for in the allocation process. This is good and important, because most pension plan participants may not have any employment history with the business of the successor organization to which they might be assigned; however, SEC filings, including the most recent one on 9/12/17, do not recognize this. We are continuing to seek clarification on this point.
  • FAQ 9 - There is no new information here on the pension plan contribution plan, other than the very general comment discussed in FAQ 2 above. Further contributions will depend on DowDuPont, and its successor companies, and their financial structure and capacity – all yet to be decided. However, the $2.9 Billion contribution in May, went $2.7B beyond the minimum required, in order to take advantage of expected tax benefits to DuPont. DuPont made this large contribution, which reduced the Pension Plan shortfall to about $3.5B (based on the February, 2017 10 K report for 12/31/2016). This is still a significant shortfall, but it reduces the successor companies’ future minimum contribution requirements, as well as Plan Participant risk by $2.9 B.

Your questions and comments are always welcome.

Paul Kende and Jim Odle


9/19/2017 Membership Drive Report to DuPont Retirees Chapter (DRC)

This is a summary report of the DRC Membership Drive we initiated in early August. Our basic approach was to ask current members to reach out to non-member retirees in their personal networks (and they do theirs, and they to theirs, etc.), and encourage them all to join DRC in a self-propagating wave of connections. Many of you have done this and your support is deeply appreciated. We have limited information on how many contacts and enrollments have taken place at each stage of this process, and can only report on the total results of the membership drive.

Our efforts have resulted in 93 additional enrollments, the largest step increase in membership since our launch on 7/18/2016. This is 20% of the total increase since startup, and 6% of the total enrollment; while this is respectable, we did not come close to achieving our 5,000 membership goal.

The DRC Membership History graph below provides a good view of our development and current status.

membership


Additional Comments on DRC Membership History and Drive

Displaying membership count on a daily basis clearly shows significant enrollment increases immediately following most pension security-related communications and events. This strong correlation was discussed and demonstrated by our 7/31 Report and associated graph, sent to DRC members and posted on our webpage. This correlation, between our communications/actions and DRC membership growth, is not easily visible on the graph above, since here we show DRC status only at the end of each month, in order to provide a historical view of our growth.

The DRC Membership Drive was a multi-faceted effort:

  • We sent out 1457 emails to our current membership asking all to reach out to their contacts and invite them to join our DRC group and effort.
  • 176 emails were sent to retirees on the "Unsubscribed" list. Of the 26 responses, only one person actually wanted to be unsubscribed, while 25 said that they did not deliberately unsubscribe and asked to be re-enrolled. By extension, this implies that most of those who did not respond are also unaware that they are unsubscribed.
  • Incorrect email addresses and other issues generate error messages that our email is “undeliverable”, and this will cause members’ accounts to be disabled. We corrected many such problems and re-enabled 29 accounts.
  • We have begun to use social media to make retirees aware of our NRLN Chapter. We have created a Facebook group called DuPont Retirees NRLN, to lead them to guide others to DRC webpage, and enroll. We also plan to use Twitter and LinkedIn in a similar manner. It is too early to see the impact of our social media efforts, but it is another way for people to find us.

Conclusions

As indicated above, we sent out 1457 emails to our current membership; within 10 days, 746 recipients opened the email for a 51% opening rate (the causes of unopened emails are overwhelmed in-boxes, lack of time/interest, but most likely spam controls set to quarantine suspect emails). While an over 50% open rate is generally considered very good response for such organizational “bulk communications”, unless we can boost our ability to communicate with DRC members, we will unlikely to be able to grow our numbers significantly, and therefore further increase our “voice” and capacity to act, if and when that might become necessary. As long as retirees feel their pension is fairly secure and the risk is low, the goal of reaching 5000 members may not be achievable with the “opt in” approach we have taken, simply inviting people to visit our website to review our communications and join if they wish.

Your questions and comments, directly to the email addresses below, are always welcome.

Paul Kende paul.kende@gmail.com and
Jim Odle, DRC President odlejk@gmail.com


ARCHIVED INFORMATION

Welcome Message from Chapter President - 7/25/2016

DuPont U.S. Retiree Benefits Website | DuPont USA This is the place for DuPont’s U.S. retirees to access the most up-to-date information about your DuPont benefits. Materials include the latest information.


Results of DowDuPont Portfolio Review 9/14/17

Report To DuPont Retirees Chapter Membership – 7/31/17

Report on NRLN Fly-In Event in Washington on March 13-15, 2017

Expanding on Wilmington News Journal Article about DuPont Pensions December 8, 2016

Company Paid Survivor Benefit 2/6/2017

Help Spread the Word on NRLN DuPont Retirees Chapter 1/7/2017

Update on Pension Security 11/21/16

Report on Capitol Hill Lobbying Session, and a Request for Feedback (10/23/16)

Chapter Update - 08/12/2016

Chapter Proposal Cover Letter - 7/5/16

Chapter Proposal - 7/5/16

DuPont Factsheet SEC Filing 5/25/16

Email on 5/25/2016

Status Report - 5/2/16

Cover Note for Letter to DuPont - 3/28/16

Letter to DuPont Executives- 3/25/16

DuPont’s Letter to Pension Plan Participants – February 2016

DUPONT IN THE NEWS

Current and archived media articles about DuPont retiree benefits, corporate restructuring, and other information, with potential impact on Company financial conditions – without comment. Some publications (e.g. The Wilmington News Journal/Delaware Online), may permit only limited viewing of articles without a subscription.


Investors who opposed DowDuPont breakup plan flip-flop on support
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Sep 19, 2017

Will DowDuPont’s product shift bring the ‘old DuPont’ back to Delaware?
By Holly Quinn, Technically Delaware – Sept 13, 2017

After merger, chemistry between DuPont and Dow leading to further changes
By Jennifer Lynn, NewsWorks – Sept 13, 2017

Newly-Formed DowDuPont Is Already Fighting Off Activist Investors
Reuters – Sept 12, 2017

DowDuPont to bolster Delaware spinoff with new product lines
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Sep 12, 2017

DowDuPont alters post-merger breakup plans amid investor pressure
Reuters – Sept 12, 2017

DowDuPont Announces Results of Comprehensive Portfolio Review
DowDuPont website – Sept 12, 2017

DuPont quietly offers buyouts to 9,500 pensioners
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Sep 06, 2017

DuPont offers buyouts to thousands of pensioners
delawareonline video – Sept 6, 2017

Dow, DuPont Complete $130B Merger, Setting Up Indiana Job Shifts
By Annie Ropeik; WBAA ~ Sep 05, 2017

Dow, DuPont complete planned merger to form DowDuPont
By “Reuters Staff”; Reuters ~ Sep 01, 2017

DowDuPont™ Merger Successfully Completed
DuPont Press Release – Sept 1. 2017

DuPont merges with Dow, and scientists find a new home
By Joseph N. DiStefano; The Inquirer ~ Aug 31, 2017

Cutting-edge innovations could fuel the new DuPont
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Aug 30, 2017

Investment in innovation pays off for DuPont's agriculture unit
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Aug 29, 2017

S&P 500 shuffled up over Whole Foods-Amazon, Dow-DuPont mergers
By Wallace Witkowski, MarketWatch - Aug 24, 2017

DuPont's latest pension buyout offer needs careful analysis, retiree says
By Joseph N. DiStefano, Philly.Com – Aug 25, 2017

Dow-DuPont merger set for Thursday; new company will replace DuPont on stock list
By BusinessRecord.Com – Aug 25, 2017

Counting down the final days of a stand-alone DuPont Co.
By Joseph N. DiStefano, Philly.Com – Aug 23, 2017

$130 billion Dow-DuPont mega merger closing soon
By Heather Jordan, mlive.com – Aug 17, 2017

DuPont Buys Granular Ag Software Company
By Sonja Begemann; AGPRO ~ Aug 10, 2017

DuPont, Dow Chemical to close merger on Aug. 31
By Jeff Mordock, The News Journal – Aug 4, 2017

DuPont trims environmental costs ahead of merger
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Aug 04, 2017

DuPont and Dow Set Closing Date for Merger of Equals
DuPont Investor News – Aug 4, 2017

CFPUA intends to file federal lawsuit against Chemours and Dupont
By WWAY News; WWAY ~ Aug 03, 2017

$50M settlement approved for DuPont mercury contamination
The Associated Press ~ Jul 31, 2017

Investor challenges to DowDuPont spinoffs create uncertainty in Delaware
By Jeff Mordock, The News Journal – Jul 31, 2017

How to Carve Up DowDuPont? Four Activists Sharpen Their Knives
By David Benoit, Fox Business News – Jul 30, 2017

DowDuPont At Last Within Sight
By John Abbink, Seeking Alpha – Jul 28, 2017

DuPont, FMC win EU antitrust approval for asset swap deal
By Foo Yun Chee; Reuters ~ Jul 27, 2017

DuPont's Agriculture, Electronics units fuel strong quarter
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Jul 25, 2017

Want to buy a country club? DuPont's is officially for sale
By Jeff Mordock, The News Journal – Jul 19, 2017

Peltz takes aim at Procter & Gamble with playbook from DuPont fight
By Jeff Mordock, The News Journal – July 18, 2017

DuPont declares third-quarter dividend of 38 cents per share
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Jul 14, 2017

DuPont Mostly Prevails in $800K Indiana Income Tax Case
By Alex Ebert; Bloomberg BNA ~ Jul 14, 2017

Dow-DuPont: Activist Investors Pulling The Strings
SeekingAlpha – Jul 10, 2017

Dow-DuPont merger inching closer to final approval
By Steve Carmody; Michigan Radio ~ Jul 03, 2017

Dow, DuPont review their planned three-way split
By Joseph N. DiStefano; The Inquirer ~ Jun 29, 2017

Dow, DuPont hire consultant to review post-merger spinoffs
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Jun 29, 2017

Dow and DuPont Provide Update on Merger
DuPont Investor News – June 28, 2017

Canada approves Dow, DuPont deal, final merger hurdle cleared
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Jun 28, 2017

Grassley Statement on Dow-DuPont Merger
By Senator Chuck Grassley - Jun 16, 2017

U.S. approves Dow and DuPont merger, last hurdle for deal cleared
By Jeff Mordock, The News Journal – Jun 15, 2017

Dow-DuPont Deal Clears India, Leaving U.S., Canada to Sign Off
By Eleanor Tyler, Bloomberg BNA – Jun 13, 2017

Splitting the babies: Billionaire tries to out-spin DuPont CEO Ed Breen, the Breakup King
By Joseph N. DiStefano, Philly.Com - June 9, 2017

Australia will not oppose Dow-DuPont merger
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Jun 09, 2017

DuPont spinoff Chemours named to Fortune 500
By Randall Chase, Associated Press - June 7, 2017

DuPont, Chemours donate $5,000 to clean up West Virginia town
By Jeff Mordock ; The News Journal ~ Jun 05, 2017

Activists Misfire on Their Shotgun Wedding
By Stephen Gandel, Bloomberg – June 1, 2017

Dow-DuPont: $20 Billion For A Little Extra Work
Seeking Alpha – May 31, 2017

Activist Investor Floats New Plan To Break Up Dow/DuPont
By Andy Szal, ChemInfo – May 26, 2017

Investor puts out own version of the DowDuPont split
By Alexander Tullo, Chemical & Engineering News – May 24, 2017

What does Loeb plan mean for DuPont's Delaware spinoffs?
By Jeff Mordock ; The News Journal ~ May 25, 2017

Loeb sees $20 billion more value from Dow-DuPont merger
Reuters - May 24, 2017

DuPont Focuses on Spinoffs in Final Share Owners Meeting
By Jeff Mordock, The News Journal - May 24, 2017

DuPont Says Dow Merger on Track to Close By September
By Eleanor Tyler, Bloomberg BNA – May 18, 2017

DuPont reassures pensioners
Jeff Mordock, The News Journal – May 17, 2017

Dow and DuPont Receive Conditional Regulatory Approval in Brazil for Proposed Merger of Equals
DuPont Press Release - May 17, 2017

Alabama city sues 3M, DuPont, others over alleged water pollution
By Dena Aubin; Reuters ~ May 15, 2017

Dow, DuPont Name DowDuPont Board
By Alex Brown; Inside Indiana Business ~ May 11, 2017

Dow, DuPont to review post-merger spin offs
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ May 11, 2017

Looming Tax Changes Push DuPont to Boost Pension Payments
By Vipal Monga, Wall Street Journal – May 9, 2017

Letter to Editor: DuPont stands behind pension efforts
By Nick Fanandakis, DuPont Executive – May 3, 2017

DuPont ups planned pension contribution to $2.9 billion after bond sale
By Rob Kozlowski, Pensions & Investments – May 3, 2017

DuPont ups pension contribution to nearly $3B
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ May 03, 2017

Editorial: Retirees right to be wary of DuPont’s latest pension move
Editorial Staff, The News Journal ~ May 03, 2017

Retirees worry about DuPont pension move
By Jeff Mordock ; The News Journal ~ Apr 29, 2017

DuPont borrows $2 billion to fund U.S. pensions
By Joseph N. DiStefano, Philly.Com – Apr 27, 2017

DuPont's first quarter results beat estimates
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Apr 25, 2017  

DuPont Settlement Causing Controversy with Waynesboro Officials
By Megan Mathewson; NBC 29 ~ Apr 23, 2017

DuPont's River Contamination Settlement Details Finalized
NBC29 ~ Apr 22, 2017

DuPont, University of Delaware, state officials to launch business incubator
By Scott Goss & Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Apr 21, 2017

Plaintiffs allege DuPont spent more on attorney than C8 tests
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Apr 17, 2017

DuPont's 'game changer' Tyvek turns 50
By Jeff Murdock, The News Journal - Apr 14, 2017

DuPont, Dow push back merger date
The Associated Press ~ Mar 31, 2017

Dupont to Purchase Rockland Plant in Agreement
By Ed Morin; Maine Public ~ Mar 31, 2017

DuPont sells part of Stine-Haskell to FMC, saving 600 jobs
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Mar 31, 2017

Dow and DuPont Announce Amendments to Transaction Merger Agreement
News Release – March 31, 2017

Farmers Union urges administration to oppose Dow-DuPont merger
By “Agweek Wire Report” ; Agweek ~ Mar 29, 2017

Dow-DuPont Deal Wins Conditional Antitrust Approval From EU
By Aoife White, Bloomberg – March 27, 2017

EU approval boosts Dow-DuPont merger hopes
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Mar 27, 2017

Will The Dow/DuPont Merger Close In Q2?
By John Abbink, Seeking Alpha – March 25, 2017

DuPont heirs' pension suit transferred to Delaware
By Jeff Mordock ; The News Journal ~ Mar 21, 2017

Dow & DuPont: The Time to Buy is Now
By Ben Levisohn; Barron’s ~ Mar 06, 2017

Hygiena completes purchase of DuPont unit
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Mar 02, 2017

DuPont stock hits 20-year high amid EU approval reports
By Jeff Mordock, The News Journal – Feb 24, 2017

DuPont moving some Kevlar production to Richmond when it closes South Carolina plant
By John Reid Blackwell; Richmond Times-Dispatch ~ Feb 24, 2017

DuPont to close most of Cypress Gardens Road plant; 113 employees affected
By Lindsay Street; The Berkeley Independent ~ Feb 23, 2017

GM, PSA Haggling Over $9 Billion Pension Gap
Industry Week - Feb 22, 2017

Dow-DuPont deal close to winning EU approval
By Carl Surran, Bloomberg - Feb 22, 2017

DuPont settles lawsuits over Teflon-making chemical leak
By Arathy S Nair; Reuters ~ Feb 13, 2017

DuPont Reaches Global Settlement of Multi-District PFOA Litigation
DuPont Investor News – Feb 13, 2017

Dow, DuPont offer to sell businesses to win EU merger approval
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Feb 08, 2017

Retirees question DuPont pension funding
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Feb 06, 2017

DuPont to contribute $325 million to DB plans in 2017
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Feb 03, 2017

Ex-Ag Secretaries Back Dow-DuPont Merger
By Chris Clayton, DTN/Progressive Farmer - Jan 31, 2017

Era ends, DuPont sells its hotel
By Jeff Mordock, The News Journal – Jan 31, 2017

DuPont declares 2017 dividend
By Jeff Mordock ; The News Journal ~ Jan 30, 2017

DuPont CEO Gives Investors Confidence Dow Deal Is on Track
By Jack Kaskey; Bloomberg ~ Jan 24, 2017

DuPont Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results
DuPont Website – Jan 24, 2017

DuPont warns of merger delay, reports strong quarter
By Jeff Mordock, The News Journal - Jan 24, 2017

EU Review of Dow-DuPont Deal Could Come Down to Innovation
By Meagan Parrish, ChemInfo - Jan 18 2017

Carper, Coons among Dems slammed for vote with drug companies
By Nicole Gaudiano, The News Journal - Jan 13, 2017

Breen: DuPont to invest $200M in Experimental Station
Jeff Mordock, The News Journal - Jan 9, 2017

Chemours to stay in 'revitalized' HQ
By Jeff Mordock, The News Journal - Jan 9, 2017

Trump Adviser Wants to Stop Megadeals Like Dow-DuPont Merger
By Meagan Parrish, ChemInfo - Jan 9, 2017

Dow, DuPont to make merger case next week to EU regulators
By Carl Surran; Seeking Alpha ~ Jan 06, 2017

DuPont must pay $10.5M in punitive damages in C-8 case
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Jan 05, 2017

Editorial: DuPont needs to clean up its act, literally
The News Journal ~ Dec 27, 2016

'Because It is Right': DuPont engineer makes difference
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Dec 23, 2016

New Jersey town files $1B lawsuit against DuPont
Jeff Mordock, The News Journal - Dec 22. 2016

Jury orders to DuPont to pay $2M in C-8 case
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Dec 21, 2016  

Should You Buy the Dow? E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD) Stock
By Lawrence Meyers; InvestorPlace ~ Dec 19, 2016

DuPont to pay $50 million over mercury dumped in river
By Sarah Rankin; The Associated Press ~ Dec 15, 2016

DuPont Selling Food Safety Diagnostics Unit to Hygiena
Powder & Bulk Solids ~ Dec 14, 2016

DuPont CEO Breen says Trump win unlikely to impact Dow deal
By Ross Kerber; Reuters ~ Dec 08, 2016

NCCo approves $7.5 million DuPont contribution
By Xerxes Wilson; The News Journal ~ Nov 30, 2016

Letter: 2018 Changes to the Pension Plan and Other Post-Retirement Benefits
By Benito Cachinero-Sanchez, DuPont Senior VP Human Resources

DuPont to end pension contribution for active employees
By Jeff Mordock, The News Journal - Nov 17, 2016

DuPont to freeze defined benefit plan in 2018
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Nov 17, 2016

Dow-DuPont Said to Expect EU Objections to Merger Next Month
By Gaspard Sebag & Aoife White; Bloomberg Markets ~ Nov 15, 2016

Exclusive: U.S. states join Dow-DuPont merger probe - sources
By Diana Bratz, Reuters - Nov 7, 2016

DuPont launches 12-inch flashing tape for building industry
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Nov 08, 2016

EU Commission holds up DuPont-Dow merger review
The Associated Press ~ Nov 04, 2016

Cost cuts help DuPont survive weak sales, write downs
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Oct 25, 2016

Forecast as Dow Merger Seen Delayed to 2017
By Jack Kaskey; Bloomberg ~ Oct 25, 2016

Dow Chemical CEO Says DuPont Merger May Be Delayed to 2017
By Rick Clough & Jack Kaskey; Bloomberg ~ Oct 25, 2016

Paid Breaks Can’t Offset Other Compensation Due, Court Says
By Kate McGovern Tornone; Compensation BLR ~ Oct 20, 2016

DuPont to face 10 C-8 trials in three months
By Jeff Mordock ; The News Journal ~ Oct 19, 2016

DuPont Said to Seek Buyer for Herbicides to Ease Merger With Dow
By Andrew Marc Noel; Bloomberg ~ Oct 14, 2016

DuPont's Breen to speak at Chamber of Commerce dinner
By Jeff Mordock ; The News Journal ~ Oct 11, 2016

Court overturns ruling for DuPont in overtime suit
By Jessica Masulli Reyes; The News Journal ~ Oct 10, 2016

5 things to know about Europe DuPont review
By Jeff Mordock , ; The News Journal ~ Oct 07, 2016

Is DuPont Counting Its Merger Chickens Before they Hatch?
By John Bromels; The Motley Fool ~ Oct 08, 2016

Europe restarts DuPont merger review
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Oct 04, 2016

Editorial: DuPont cannot shirk pension promises
The Editors; The News Journal ~ Sep 28, 2016

Ahead of merger, DuPont retirees worry for their pensions
By Jeff Mordock, The News Journal - Sept 24, 2016

Roadblocks remain for DuPont-Dow merger
By Harry Themal; The News Journal ~ Sep 23, 2016

DuPont official defends merger in Senate hearing
By Jeff Murdock, The Journal News - Sept 20, 2016

DuPont merger Senate hearings could focus on antitrust concerns
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Sep 19, 2016

Dissecting Dow And DuPont Deal: Concern Over Concentration
From “Trefis Team”; Forbes ~ Sep 15, 2016

DuPont to resume giving raises and promotions
By Joseph N. DiStefano; The Philadelphia Inquirer ~ Sep 15, 2016

DuPont Senate hearing scheduled for Sept. 20
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Sep 12, 2016

EU regulators halt Dow, DuPont merger review to gather data
By Foo Yun Chee; Reuters ~ Sep 09, 2016

Could the Senate Pull the Plug on the Dow-DuPont Merger?
By John Bromels, The Motley Fool - Sept 8, 2016

Judge: clock ticking on DuPont C-8 settlement claims
Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Sep 08, 2016

European Union grants 10-day extension for DuPont merger review
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Sep 03, 2016

Dow Chemical Deal With DuPont Could Be in Trouble
By Tony Owuse, The Street - Aug 31, 2016

DuPont pension choice: 'The company has scared everybody'
By Joseph N. DiStefano; The Philadelphia Inquirer ~ Aug 29, 2016

U.S. Senate to hold Dow-DuPont merger hearings
By Jeff Mordock, The News Journal - Aug. 24, 2016

European Union reviewing DuPont-Dow merger
By Jeff Mordock, The News Journal - Aug. 16, 2016

Dow and DuPont Statement Regarding Phase II Review by European Commission
Investors.DuPont.Com - Aug. 11, 2016

Chemours to stay in Wilmington; 1,000 jobs kept in Del.
Jeff Mordock, The News Journal 7:27 a.m. EDT August 2, 2016

DuPont earnings exceed expectations
Jeff Mordock, The News Journal – July 26, 2016

Top DuPont executive may testify in C8 cases
By Jeff Mordock, The News Journal – July 25, 2016

DuPont-Dow merger approved by shareholders
By Jeff Mordock and Scott Gross, The News Journal – July 20, 2016

Collection of The News Journal Articles on DuPont

After Dow-DuPont merger, more pain or gain?
By Jeff Mordock; The News Journal ~ Jul 15, 2016

Jurors say DuPont acted with malice, award $5M to ill man
The Associated Press ~ Jul 06, 2016

Buccini/Pollin appears to be buying Hotel du Pont
By Jeff Mordock, The News Journal – Jun 28, 2016

DuPont & Dow Chemical: Odds Are Good You Can Buy Them Cheaper Later
By Ben Levisohn; Barron’s ~ Jun 28, 2016

Why Pending New Chemical Regulations Won't Hurt DuPont, Dow, or 3M
By John Bromels,TMF; Fox Business ~ Jun 28, 2016

A last-minute hurdle for Dow-DuPont deal?
By John Russell; Indianapolis Business Journal ~ Jun 17, 2016

Dow and DuPont Decide On Merger in July
WHOTV.Com – June 16, 2016

Grassley asks Justice Department to closely review Dow-DuPont deal
By Christopher Doering, Des Moines Register – June 14, 2016

Justice Department should analyze Dow-DuPont deal: senator
By Tom Polansek, Reuters – June 14, 2016

Farm groups ask feds to oppose Dow-DuPont merger
By Jeff Mordock, The News Journal – June 8, 2016

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