Corning Incorporated : Deborah Henretta, group president of Procter & Gamble,
named to Corning Board of Directors
CORNING, N.Y., July 17, 2013-Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today appointed
Deborah A. Henretta, group president of Global Beauty for the Procter & Gamble
Company (NYSE:PG), to Corning's Board of Directors, effective July 17.
Henretta will also serve on the board's audit and finance committees.
She will hold office until Corning's annual meeting of shareholders in the
spring of 2014, at which time she will stand for election to a one-year term.
Her appointment brings the number of Corning directors to 13.
Henretta, 52, brings deep experience to the board, particularly in marketing,
advertising, and operations, as well as specific expertise in international
and emerging market business. A 28-year veteran of Procter & Gamble, Henretta
was named group president of the Global Beauty Sector in June 2013. Before
this appointment, she led Global Beauty Care as group president.
Henretta joined P&G in 1985. She has served in a diverse range of brand,
marketing, and general management roles across a wide variety of businesses,
including Fabric Care, Baby Care, and Beauty. Her leadership in emerging
markets began in 2005 when she was appointed president of P&G business in
ASEAN, Australia and India. In 2007, she expanded her role as group president,
P&G Asia, including Greater China.
Henretta served on the Singapore Economic Development Board from August 2007
to January 2013. She received a U.S. State Department appointment to the
Business Advisory Council of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) from
January 2008 to December 2011, and later received a U.S. presidential
appointment as the first woman chair of the Business Advisory Council to APEC
in January 2011. Henretta is also a member of the International Market
Association Asia CEO forum, a trustee of St. Bonaventure University, and
serves on the advisory Committee of the Newhouse School of Communications.
Henretta earned her bachelor's degree in mass communications from St.
Bonaventure University, from which she also holds an honorary Ph.D. She holds
a master's degree in advertising from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of
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 thefinancial 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 fluctuationsandchanges in the mix of sales
between premium and non-premium products;new plant start-upor
restructuringcosts; 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 otherrisk factors
aredetailedin 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.
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