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Ashland Inc. appoints Perry to board

Published on 2007-01-29. Author : SpecialChem

COVINGTON, Ky. -- The board of directors of Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH) met and approved the appointment of Barry W. Perry as a director whose term will expire at the annual shareholders' meeting in 2008. He will serve as a member of Ashland's Environmental, Health & Safety and Personnel & Compensation committees.

Perry, 60, served as chairman and chief executive officer of Engelhard Corp. until resigning in 2006. Prior to this position, he held various management positions with Engelhard beginning in 1993. He was a group vice president with Rhone-Poulenc from 1991 to1993 and also held a number of executive positions during his 22 years with General Electric Co.

Perry is a director of Arrow Electronics Inc., where he serves as chairman of the Audit Committee, and a director of Cookson Group PLC, serving on the Audit, Compensation, and Nominating committees.

Ashland Inc., a diversified, global chemical company, provides quality products, services and solutions to customers in more than 100 countries. A FORTUNE 500 company, it operates through four wholly owned divisions: Ashland Performance Materials, Ashland Distribution, Valvoline and Ashland Water Technologies.

Source: Ashland Inc.

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