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Corning Incorporated : Corning Introduces New SMF-28® Ultra Optical Fiber



  Corning Incorporated : Corning Introduces New SMF-28® Ultra Optical Fiber

First to combine improved attenuation and bend performance in one single-mode
                                    fiber

CORNING, N.Y., March 18, 2013 -Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today
announced its latest single-mode optical fiber innovation, Corning^® SMF-28^®
Ultra fiber. This new, premium single-mode optical fiber is the first in the
market to combine the benefits of industry-leading attenuation and improved
macrobend performance in one fiber.

Designed for high performance across the range of long-haul, metro, access,
and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network applications, this new optical fiber is
fully backward compatible with the installed base of legacy single-mode
optical fibers.

"SMF-28 Ultra fiber changes the game when it comes to choosing the right
single-mode fiber for your network. Previously, network operators had to
choose whether to improve the attenuation or macrobend performance but now
they can have both," said Barry Linchuck, division vice president and
director, Worldwide Marketing, Corning Optical Fiber. "This unique combination
is made possible through revolutionary process innovations developed by
Corning that deliver lower attenuation and improved macrobend performance with
no design trade-offs."

The improved attenuation of SMF-28 Ultra fiber provides additional margin that
can be used to extend spans, lengthen the distance between regenerators,
increase the allowable number of cable-cuts, or allow for the broader use of
pre-connectorized solutions.

The improved macrobend performance provides greater margins for bends that
regularly occur in the field during installation and maintenance, and allows
for the design and deployment of smaller and lighter cables which can improve
duct utilization, enable smaller enclosures, or reduce pole/tower loading in
aerial deployments. The macrobend performance is delivered with a 9.2 µm
mode-field diameter, which is equivalent to the majority of standard
single-mode fibers on the market today and allows for seamless integration
into existing networks.

As the inventor of the first low-loss optical fiber more than 40 years ago,
Corning's demonstrated leadership in optical fiber innovation is unparalleled.
As is the case with Corning's entire family of SMF-28^® fiber products, this
new single-mode optical fiber is built on Corning's solid foundation of
quality and proven long-term performance.

Corning will unveil and demonstrate the performance of its new SMF-28 Ultra
optical fiber March 19 - 21, at the OFC/NFOC conference in Anaheim, Calif.
Visit www.corning.com/opticalfiber/products/ultra_fiber.aspx for more
information about Corning's newest single-mode fiber.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" (within the meaning
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995), which are based on
current expectations and assumptions about Corning's financial results and
business operations, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties
include: the effect of global political, economic and business
conditions; conditions in the financial and credit markets; currency
fluctuations; tax rates; product demand and industry capacity; competition;
reliance on a concentrated customer base; manufacturing efficiencies; cost
reductions; availability of critical components and materials; new product
commercialization; pricing fluctuations and changes in the mix of sales
between premium and non-premium products; new plant start-up or
restructuring costs; possible disruption in commercial activities due to
terrorist activity, armed conflict, political or financial instability,
natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, or major health concerns;
adequacy of insurance; equity company activities; acquisition and divestiture
activities; the level of excess or obsolete inventory; the rate of technology
change; the ability to enforce patents; product and components performance
issues; retention of key personnel; stock price fluctuations; and adverse
litigation or regulatory developments. These and other risk factors
are detailed in Corning's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the day that they are
made, and Corning undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new
information or future events.

About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass
and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process
engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that
enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions
control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass
substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic
substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber,
cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical
biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass
solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace,
defense, astronomy, and metrology.

Media Relations Contacts:                      
Monica L. Monin                               
(607) 974-8769                               
moninml@corning.com        
               
Joseph M. Dunning
(607) 974-5006
dunningjm@corning.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Ann H. S. Nicholson
(607) 974-6716
nicholsoas@corning.com

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