Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Launches An Investigation Against Ashland Inc. (ASH) For Potential Breaches Of Fiduciary Duties By Its

  Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Launches An Investigation Against Ashland Inc. (ASH)
  For Potential Breaches Of Fiduciary Duties By Its Board Of Directors

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NEW YORK -- December 11, 2012

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities firm headquartered in New
York City, is investigating the Board of Directors of Ashland Inc. (“Ashland”
or the “Company”) (NYSE: ASH) for potential breaches of fiduciary duties in
connection with their conduct in seeking shareholders’ approval for an
amendment to the Company’s 2011 Incentive Plan.

Specifically, in the Proxy Statement filed by the Company with the Securities
and Exchange Commission on December 6, 2012, the Board of Directors recommends
that Ashland’s shareholders vote to approve an amendment to approve an
amendment to the 2011 Ashland Inc. Incentive Plan to increase the aggregate
number of shares of common stock authorized for issuance under the plan by
2,000,000 shares. The issuance of the additional shares could have a
substantial dilutive effect on the shares of Ashland common stock.

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If you own common stock in Ashland and wish to obtain additional information
and protect your investments free of charge, please visit us at
www.faruqilaw.com/ASH or contact Juan E. Monteverde, Esq. either via e-mail at
jmonteverde@faruqilaw.com or by telephone at (877) 247-4292 or (212) 983-9330.

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