Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., contributed $198 million to its defined benefit plans in the third quarter. The company said in an SEC filing today that it contributed a total of $634 million for the nine months through Sept. 30. In a second-quarter SEC filing, Dow said it contributed $436 million during the first six months of 2005. The company also said it plans to contribute another $66 million to its pension plans before year's end.
Dow Chemical had total assets of $12.2 billion and was underfunded by roughly $2.8 billion at the end of 2004, according to its annual report.