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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Wulfsohn

53 2015 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

John Willis

49 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Susan Esler

53 2011 Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer, Vice President

Peter Ganz

2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Luis Fernandez-Moreno

52 2015 Senior Vice President, President - Chemicals Group

Samuel Mitchell

53 2011 Senior Vice President, President - Consumer Markets

John Panichella

55 2013 Senior Vice President, President - Water Technologies

Anne Schumann

54 2009 Vice President, Chief Information and Administrative Services Officer

J. William Heitman

60 2008 Vice President, Controller

Walter Solomon

54 2005 Chief Growth Officer, Vice President

Barry Perry

68 2010 Lead Independent Director

Brendan Cummins

64 2012 Independent Director

Roger Hale

71 2001 Independent Director

Stephen Kirk

65 2013 Independent Director

Vada Manager

53 2008 Independent Director

Mark Rohr

63 2008 Independent Director

George Schaefer

81 2003 Independent Director

Janice Teal

62 2012 Independent Director

Michael Ward

64 2001 Independent Director

Jason Thompson

Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

William Wulfsohn

Mr. William A. Wulfsohn is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Company., effective January 1, 2015. He brings nearly 30 years of world-class chemicals and industrial manufacturing experience to his new role with Ashland. Since 2010, he has served as president and CEO of Carpenter Technology Corp. (NYSE: CRS), a global leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of cast/wrought and powder metal stainless steels and specialty alloys used in aerospace, energy, medical, transportation, consumer and industrial products. He also has served on Carpenter's board since 2009. Wulfsohn has led Carpenter's senior management team through a major transformation, revitalizing the company's capabilities and delivering outstanding results. Under his leadership, the company: constructed a highly advanced super alloy facility; expanded its scope of geographic operations; introduced new differential technology; and successfully integrated multiple accretive acquisitions. From fiscal 2010 through fiscal 2014, Carpenter Technology's annual sales grew 93 percent, operating margin improved from 5 percent to 13 percent, and fully diluted earnings per share increased from $0.04 to $2.47. In addition, adjusted EBITDA nearly tripled, from $132 million in 2010 to $382 million in 2014. The Ashland board was attracted by Wulfsohn's ability to deliver strong financial results through his focus on customer satisfaction, innovation and operational excellence..

John Willis

Mr. John Kevin Willis is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Ashland Inc. Willis joined Ashland in 1987 as an associate auditor. He served in various management positions of increasing responsibility, including teams on projects in the business services, information technology, accounting and finance areas. Among the positions he previously held were treasurer and general auditor at Ashland. Earlier in his career, Willis spent nearly three years in The Netherlands helping lead Ashland's effort to standardize processes and implement accounting and other administrative shared services across European operations. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and an executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University..

Susan Esler

Ms. Susan B. Esler is Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer, Vice President of Ashland Inc. She has served in such capacities since 2006 and July 2011, respectively. During the past five years, she has also served as Vice President, Human Resources and Communications of Ashland.

Peter Ganz

Mr. Peter J. Ganz is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Ashland Inc. He is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Ashland and has served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel since July 2011 and Secretary since November 2012. During the past five years, he has also served as a partner with Sedgwick LLP, an international law firm, and as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Foster Wheeler AG, a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment supplier. .

Luis Fernandez-Moreno

Mr. Luis Fernandez-Moreno has been promoted as Senior Vice President, President - Chemicals Group of the Company. He was Senior Vice President, President - Specialty Ingredients of the Company. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Arch Chemicals, Inc., where he was responsible for the wood protection and HTH water products businesses, up until Arch Chemicals Inc. was acquired by Lonza Group Ltd. in October 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Fernandez-Moreno served as Business Group Vice President, Dow Coating Materials, a unit that was formed after Dow Chemical Co. acquired Rohm & Haas Co. in 2009. Mr. Fernandez-Moreno spent more than 25 years with Rohm & Haas in a series of leadership positions, including directing businesses such as paint and coating materials, plastic additives and printing technologies. Fernandez-Moreno earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He also completed the Wharton Management Program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania..

Samuel Mitchell

Mr. Samuel J. Mitchell, Jr., is Senior Vice President, President - Consumer Markets of Ashland Inc. He has served in such capacities since July 2011 and 2002, respectively. During the past five years, he has also served as Vice President of Ashland.

John Panichella

Mr. John E. Panichella is Senior Vice President, President - Water Technologies of Ashland Inc. He previously served as Senior Vice President and President of Specialty Ingredients from January 2011 to October 2013, and Group Operating Officer from September 2012 to October 2013. During the past five years, he has also served as Vice President of Ashland, President of Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients and Vice President and President-Aqualon Division of Hercules.

Anne Schumann

Ms. Anne T. Schumann is Vice President, Chief Information and Administrative Services Officer of Ashland Inc. She has served in such capacities since 2008 and 2009, respectively. During the past five years, she has also served as Vice President, Acquisition Integration of Ashland and Vice President, Information Technology and Human Resources of Hercules.

J. William Heitman

Mr. J. William Heitman is Vice President, Controller of Ashland Inc. He has served in such capacities since 2008. During the past five years, he has also served as Controller of the North American Operations of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, where he was responsible for accounting, control and financial services..

Walter Solomon

Mr. Walter H. Solomon is Chief Growth Officer, Vice President of Ashland Inc. He has served in such capacities since 2005. During the past five years, he has also served as Senior Vice President and General Manager-Retail Business of Valvoline..

Barry Perry

Mr. Barry W. Perry is Lead Independent Director of Ashland Inc. Mr. Perry served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Englehard Corporation from January 2001 to June 2006. Prior to this position, he held various management positions with Englehard Corporation beginning in 1993. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Perry was a Group Vice President of Rhone-Poulene. Prior to joining Rhone-Poulene, he held a number of executive positions with General Electric Company. Mr. Perry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in plastics engineering from the University of Massachusetts. Mr. Perry is also a director of Arrow Electronics, Inc., where he serves on the Compensation and Audit Committees; Cookson Group PLC, where he serves on the Audit and Compensation Committees; and Albemarle Corporation..

Brendan Cummins

Mr. Brendan Matthew Cummins is an Independent Director of Ashland Inc., effective May 17, 2012. Mr. Cummins served as a global strategic advisor to, and on the senior executive panel of, The Valence Group, a specialist mergers and acquisitions firm from 2010 until May 2012. Prior to that position, Mr. Cummins served with Ciba Specialty Chemicals as Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2008 and as Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2007. From 1974 to 2005, Mr. Cummins held a variety of international and senior management positions with Ciba. Mr. Cummins is an Associate and Fellow of the Institute of Company Accountants, is a Fellow of the Association of International Accountants and received a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors in 2010. He also completed a management development program at Harvard in 1989. .

Roger Hale

Mr. Roger W. Hale is an Independent Director of Ashland Inc. He is currently an independent consultant. He served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of LG&E Energy Corporation, a diversified energy services company headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, from August 1990 until retiring in April 2001. Prior to joining LG&E Energy, he was Executive Vice President of BellSouth Corporation, a communications services company in Atlanta, Georgia. From 1966 to 1986, Mr. Hale held several executive positions with AT&T Co., a communications services company, including Vice President, Southern Region from 1983 to 1986. Mr. Hale holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Science in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management. Mr. Hale is a Director of Hospira, Inc., where he is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Governance and Public Policy Committee and the Science, Technology and Quality Committee. During the past five years, Mr. Hale also served on the board of directors of H&R Block, Inc. as Presiding Director..

Stephen Kirk

Mr. Stephen F. Kirk is an Independent Director of the Company. Stephen Kirk brings global chemical industry experience to Ashland’s board, having served in a series of senior management roles during a distinguished 40-year career at Lubrizol. Kirk served as chief operating officer of Lubrizol from 2008 until his retirement in late 2011 following the company’s acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway. Prior to that, Kirk served as corporate senior vice president and president of Lubrizol Additives, from 2004 to 2008. From 1996 through 2004, he held senior roles in sales and marketing. In addition, Kirk served on the board of Robbins & Myers until its recent acquisition by National Oilwell Varco. Kirk currently serves as Executive in Residence at the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University and as chairman of the Cleveland State University Foundation Board and a member of the Cleveland State University board of trustees. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Cornell University, as well as an MBA from Cleveland State University..

Vada Manager

Mr. Vada O. Manager is an Independent Director of Ashland Inc. Mr. Manager is Senior Vice President of APCO Worldwide, a strategic consulting company. Prior to this position, he was an independent global consultant. Mr. Manager served as the Senior Director of Global Issues Management for Nike, Inc. from 2006 until March 2009, and he held various management positions at Nike beginning in 1997. Before joining Nike, he performed a similar role for Levi Strauss & Co. and was also a Vice President of the Washington, D.C.-based public affairs firm, Powell Tate, a part of Weber Shandwick. Mr. Manager holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Arizona State University and performed graduate work at the London School of Economics..

Mark Rohr

Mr. Mark C. Rohr is an Independent Director of Ashland Inc. Mr. Rohr is Executive Chairman of the Board of Albemarle Corporation, a specialty chemical company. He will serve in this position until February 1, 2012. Prior to this position, he held several executive positions with Albemarle, including Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Albemarle, he served with Occidental Chemical Corp. as Senior Vice President—Specialty Chemicals. Effective April 2, 2012, Mr. Rohr will become the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Celanese Corporation, a specialty materials and chemical products company. Mr. Rohr holds Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering from Mississippi State University. Mr. Rohr is a Director of Celanese Corporation, where he chairs the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee. Mr. Rohr serves on the Executive Committee of the American Chemistry Council and the Advisory Board of Mississippi State University College of Arts and Sciences..

George Schaefer

Mr. George A. Schaefer, Jr., is an Independent Director of Ashland Inc. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fifth Third Bancorp headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio until June, 2008. Prior to this position, he held several executive positions with Fifth Third, including Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Schaefer holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Masters in Business Administration from Xavier University. Mr. Schaefer is a Director of Wellpoint Inc., where he chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Executive and Compensation Committees. Mr. Schaefer is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Cincinnati Healthcare System..

Janice Teal

Dr. Janice J. Teal, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Ashland Inc., effective September 19, 2012. Dr. Teal brings 28 years of leadership and scientific research experience to Ashland’s board. Prior to her retirement from Avon in 2010, she led the company’s global research and development team of chemists and scientists, with responsibility for the development and support of Avon’s worldwide product lines. Before that, Dr. Teal served as vice president of the Avon Skin Care Laboratories, where she led the bioscience research and skin care teams that ultimately led to the growth of the Anew Skin Care brand to over $1 billion in sales. She had additional responsibility for development of Avon’s vitamin and nutritional lines. Dr. Teal joined Avon in 1982 as a program leader in toxicology and built Avon’s first pharmacokinetics and cell culture laboratories. She earned a Ph.D. in pharmacology from Emory University and served as a Research Fellow in toxicology at New York University. She previously served on the board of directors of Arch Chemicals, which was acquired last year by Lonza Group Ltd. In addition to serving on the Ashland board, she is a trustee of Dominican College. .

Michael Ward

Mr. Michael J. Ward is an Independent Director of Ashland Inc. He is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of CSX Corporation. Prior to this position, he was President of CSX Transportation, the corporation’s rail unit. Mr. Ward holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Ward is a Director of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, City Year and Take Stock in Children. His other business affiliations include The Florida Council of 100, The Business Roundtable and the HSC Foundation..

Jason Thompson

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