Ashland Inc. : Ashland Inc. second-quarter earnings webcast set for 9 a.m. EDT, April 24

  Ashland Inc. : Ashland Inc. second-quarter earnings webcast set for 9 a.m.
                                EDT, April 24

COVINGTON, Ky. - Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) today announced that it will conduct
a live webcast with investors on Wednesday,  April 24, 2013, at 9 a.m. EDT  to 
discuss preliminary financial results for  the second quarter of fiscal  2013. 
The company's results will be issued earlier in the day.

In attendance at  the presentation  will be:  James J.  O'Brien, chairman  and 
chief executive officer; Lamar  M. Chambers, senior  vice president and  chief 
financial officer; John Panichella, senior vice president and group  operating 
officer; Luis  Fernandez-Moreno, president,  Ashland Water  Technologies;  and 
Jason L. Thompson, director, Investor Relations.

The webcast,  which will  last approximately  60 minutes,  will be  accessible 
through   the   Investor   Relations   section   of   Ashland's   website   at 
http://investor.ashland.com, along  with supporting  materials. Following  the 
live event, an archived version of  the webcast and supporting materials  will 
be available on the Ashland website for 12 months.

In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) provide the
specialty chemicals, technologies  and insights to  help customers create  new 
and improved products for  today and sustainable  solutions for tomorrow.  Our 
chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and  applications, 
including architectural coatings, automotive,  construction, energy, food  and 
beverage,  personal  care,  pharmaceutical,   tissue  and  towel,  and   water 
treatment. Visit ashland.com to see the innovations we offer through our  four 
commercial units - Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water  Technologies, 
Ashland Performance Materials and Ashland Consumer Markets.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Investor Relations
Jason Thompson
+1 (859) 815-4454
jlthompson@ashland.com

Media Relations
Gary Rhodes
+1 (859) 815-3047
glrhodes@ashland.com

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