Owens-Illinois, Inc.: Carol Williams joins O-I Board of Directors

      Owens-Illinois, Inc.: Carol Williams joins O-I Board of Directors


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Perrysburg, Ohio, US
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                 Carol Williams joins O-I Board of Directors

Perrysburg, Ohio (Jan. 29, 2014) - Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) announced
today that Carol Williams has been appointed to the O-I Board of Directors.
Ms. Williams is a special advisor to the CEO at Dow Chemical Company, a
diversified chemical company with revenues in 2012 of $56.8 billion. Prior to
her current role, which began on January 1, 2014, she served as Dow's
executive vice president of manufacturing and engineering, supply chain and
environmental, health & safety operations.

During Williams' 34 year history at Dow, she moved through a number of
management positions in R&D before becoming operations leader and then vice
president for the North American chlor-alkali assets business. She was named
senior vice president of basic chemicals in 2009 and president of chemicals &
energy in 2010 before assuming her executive vice president role. 

Williams, who holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie
Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., also serves on Dow Chemical's Executive
Leadership Committee and Strategy Board. 

"We are very much looking forward to the knowledge Ms. Williams will bring to
our Board," said O-I Chairman and CEO Al Stroucken. "She has a great deal of
management expertise -- from manufacturing to purchasing to supply chain, as
well as extensive experience in R&D. The breadth of her experience will be
invaluable for O-I. "

Williams is also a board member for Atlanta based, Zep Inc., a leading
producer of maintenance and cleaning chemical solutions. Her appointment to
O-I's Board of Directors is effective February 20, 2014. 

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About O-I

Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) is the world's largest glass container
manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world's leading food and
beverage brands. The Company had revenues of $7.0 billion in 2013 and employs
approximately 22,500 people at 77 plants in 21 countries. With global
headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, USA, O-I delivers safe, sustainable, pure,
iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. For
more information, visit www.o-i.com.

O-I's Glass Is Life(TM) movement promotes the widespread benefits of glass
packaging in key markets around the globe. Join us in the #betteringlass
conversation at www.glassislife.com.



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