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Welcome current and future DuPont retirees –The NRLN (National Retirees Legislative Network) is a nationwide organization that advocates for federal legislation to protect retiree benefits including pensions, company provided healthcare, Social Security, Medicare, and lower prescription drug costs. We started this DuPont Retirees Chapter (DRC) due to concerns about the long-term security of our underfunded pension plan. With our email utility delivering key documents to our members directly, and with this webpage, we strive to be a key communication mechanism on retiree issues, as DowDuPont carries out a plan to split into three smaller companies.
Please review our communications on pension and other retiree issues in the left column below. The most current notes are always visible, while older communications are archived in reverse chronological order. The right column below 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 on the NRLN homepage. Feel free to comment or ask questions by emailing Jim Odle, Chapter President at odlejk@gmail.com


Useful Links for DuPont Retirees: Retiree website - http://www.retiree.dupont.com/     DowDupont Investor Relations - http://www.dow-dupont.com/investors/default.aspx

DUPONT PENSION SECURITY COMMUNICATIONS

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DRC history and activities; current and archived communications with DRC Membership and Corporate Management concerning pension security

 

 


November 20, 2017
To: DuPont Retirees Chapter Members

NRLN DuPont Retirees Chapter Webpage Updated and Upgraded

We have updated and upgraded your NRLN/DRC webpage format and content, for improved navigation, reduced visual clutter and ease of readability. Since computer screen sizes and browser font default settings vary, font size control is built into the website: holding down the “Ctrl” key, while you scroll your mouse can increase or decrease the font-size of the text on the entire page, as you prefer (a note of caution: if you enlarge the font to an extreme size, the column containing media articles about DuPont will appear below the first column).
Your comments and questions are always welcome.

Jim Odle, President, DRC odlejk@gmail.com


November 20, 2017
To: DuPont Retirees Chapter Members

Conference Call with Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Jim Odle and I had an excellent telephone conference with some of the senior staff at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) to discuss the PBGC’s role in the Defined Benefit Pension Plan arena. They answered our questions and gave us a better understanding of the boundaries of their responsibilities and authorities. I share with you a summary of our conversation with PBGC:

  1. The PBGC is the Federal Government’s Pension Plan Insurance organization, which takes over Participant benefit payments, operating under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974, to back up failed private Pension Plans. The PBGC is not a regulatory agency, but is connected with the Treasury/IRS, and the Dept. of Labor, who are. The PBGC may monitor major corporate restructuring activities that potentially imperil their pension plans, and therefore represent risk to the PBGC’s overall insurance program. The PBGC has no authority to proactively compel action, but it does have some influence on Plan sponsors. Beyond general monitoring, engagement with Plan sponsors begins after a corporate transaction indicates some increased risk, and can involve negotiated remedies.
  2. Calculating and making minimum contributions to defined benefit pension plans are legally required and monitored/enforced by the Treasury/IRS. The AFN, 5500 and 10K reports are also mandated annual disclosures about the financial status of pension plans, each serving a different purpose and providing a different view of these plans. The AFN and 5500 reports are largely actuarial views of averaged pension assets and obligations, while the 10K report is a market value based accounting for these plans – which accounts for the large differences among their reported values. The PBGC is generally focused on assessing the terminal market value of (potentially failed) pension plans, which they may need to take over, and therefore the sponsors’ 10K reports are the most useful documents for them.
  3. In view of 1 above, I believe the PGBC will probably not review the proposed allocations to our SpinCos to guide DowDuPont to minimize risk, ensure fairness, etc. – but would evaluate these after the allocation decisions and seek remedy as appropriate. In any case, until the allocation decisions are made, they would not have the information to assess it, nor the mandate to be involved in negotiating or advising the Company in the allocation decision making process.
  4. A sponsor’s "Pension Contribution Plan" is a required disclosure but is not a binding commitment for them or for their successors, because it can be revised – therefore, it is unclear to us what value such contribution plan serves. Many sponsors have stated Pension Plan Contribution Policies, but this is not required, or enforced by the PBGC, or by any other government agency.
  5. When successor organizations inherit pension obligations, they are legally bound to fulfill them. If the successor fails, the PBGC is one of the creditors, with a claim against the remaining assets; they can even reach back to the original sponsor for remedies. However, it remains unclear what happens if the original sponsor no longer exists. It would obviously be best for DowDuPont to position the SpinCos with adequate financial resources to be able to meet their inherited pension obligations, as DuPont’s statements imply they will be; but if they should fail, the backstop would have to be the PBGC insurance program, as DowDuPont will no longer exist to provide potential remedies. If the PBGC takes over a plan, it covers pension benefits up to a federally set limit, as indicated on their website: https://www.pbgc.gov/wr/benefits/guaranteed-benefits/maximum-guarantee#2017

Paul Kende paul.kende@gmail.com


9/18/2017

Comments on DuPont Pension Plan Status and Outlook

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


DUPONT IN THE NEWS

Media articles about DuPont and DowDuPont retiree benefits and corporate restructuring. Some publications may require subscriptions, and/or login for unlimited viewing


Judge tosses lawsuit claiming DuPont misled investors
By Randall Chase; The Associated Press ~ Nov 28, 2017

Former DuPont business Axalta confirms talks with Japanese company
By Delaware Business News - Nov. 23, 2017

New DowDuPont plastic could revolutionize industry
By Karl Baker, The News Journal - Nov 22, 2017

Plastic bottles, car parts, made from sugar? Yes, says DowDuPont
By Karl Baker; The News Journal ~ Nov 21, 2017

DowDuPont completes annuity buyout for non-qualified Dow Chemical pension plan
By Rob Kozlowski; Pensions & Investments ~ Nov 07, 2017

DuPont’s Expected Sale of Cellulosic Biofuels Plant is a Sign of the Times
By Ken Silverstein, Environmental Leader – Nov 6, 2017

DowDuPont beats estimates, but remains committed to cost savings, cuts
By Jeff Neiburg – The News Journal – Nov 2, 2017

DowDuPont Cuts Jobs, Closes Plants in Breen’s Plan for Breakup
Bloomberg – Industry Week – Nov 2, 2017

DuPont to sell cellulosic ethanol plant in blow to biofuel
By Michael Hirtzer & Jarrett Renshaw; Reuters ~ Nov 02, 2017

DowDuPont beats estimates, but remains committed to cost savings, cuts
By Jeff Neiburg; The News Journal ~ Nov 02, 2017

FMC Corporation Completes Transformative Transactions with DuPont
Form FMC Corporation; PRNewswire ~ Nov 01, 2017

Sell, invest, sell again: DuPont spin-offs keep bankers busy
By Joseph N. DiStefano; The Inquirer ~ Oct 31, 2017

New DowDuPont patent licenses mean cancer, food research breakthroughs now possible
By Karl Baker, The News Journal – Oct 27, 2017

Biotech patent deal unlocks unlimited potential for DowDuPont
By Karl Baker; The News Journal ~ Oct 27, 2017

DuPont Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock
From DuPont; PR Newswire ~ Oct 14, 2017

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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