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Ashland Inc (ASH.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Wulfsohn

53 2015 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

John Willis

50 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Peter Ganz

53 2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Luis Fernandez-Moreno

53 2015 Senior Vice President, President - Chemicals Group

Samuel Mitchell

54 2015 Senior Vice President, President - Valvoline

Anne Schumann

55 2009 Vice President, Chief Information and Administrative Services Officer

J. William Heitman

61 2008 Vice President, Controller

Barry Perry

69 2010 Lead Independent Director

Brendan Cummins

64 2012 Independent Director

Roger Hale

72 2001 Independent Director

Stephen Kirk

66 2013 Independent Director

Vada Manager

54 2008 Independent Director

Mark Rohr

64 2008 Independent Director

George Schaefer

70 2003 Independent Director

Janice Teal

63 2012 Independent Director

Michael Ward

65 2001 Independent Director

Seth Mrozek

2015 Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

William Wulfsohn

Mr. William A. Wulfsohn is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company., effective January 1, 2015. He is Ashland’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this position, Mr. Wulfsohn served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Carpenter Technology Corporation from July 2010 to December 2014. Mr. Wulfsohn also served as a Director for Carpenter Technology Corporation beginning in April 2009. Prior to joining Carpenter Technology Corporation, Mr. Wulfsohn served as Senior Vice President, Industrial Coatings at PPG Industries. Before joining PPG Industries, Mr. Wulfsohn served as Vice President and General Manager for Honeywell International. Previously, Mr. Wulfsohn worked for Morton International/Rohm & Haas, beginning as a director of marketing and subsequently as Vice President and Business Director. Mr. Wulfsohn began his professional career with McKinsey & Company.

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.

Peter Ganz

Mr. Peter J. Ganz is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Ashland Inc. He has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer since July 2011 and Secretary since November 2012. Prior to joining Ashland, Mr. Ganz 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 - Valvoline of Ashland Inc. He has served in such capacities since 2011 and 2002, respectively. During the past five years, he has also served as Vice President of Ashland.

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. 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. 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..

Barry Perry

Mr. Barry W. Perry is Lead Independent Director of Ashland Inc. Mr. Perry served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Engelhard Corporation from January 2001 to June 2006. Prior to that position, he held various management positions with Engelhard Corporation beginning in 1993. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Perry was a Group Vice President of Rhone-Poulenc. Prior to joining Rhone-Poulenc, 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. As the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of a leading chemical company, Mr. Perry brings significant management and chemical industry experience and knowledge to the Board in the areas of finance, accounting, international business operations, safety, environmental compliance, risk oversight and corporate governance. He also brings significant experience gained from service on the board of directors of other public companies.

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. As the former Chief Executive Officer of a major chemical company and chemical industry consultant, Mr. Cummins brings significant management and chemical industry experience and knowledge to the Board in the areas of international business operations, accounting and finance, risk oversight, environmental compliance and corporate governance.

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. As a former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of a diversified energy services company, Mr. Hale brings significant management experience and knowledge to the Board in the areas of finance, accounting, business operations, risk oversight and corporate governance. He also brings significant experience gained from service on the board of directors of other public companies.

Stephen Kirk

Mr. Stephen F. Kirk is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr.Kirk served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Lubrizol Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals, from September 2008 until his retirement in December 2011. From June 2004 to September 2008, he served as President of Lubrizol Additives. Prior to that, Mr. Kirk served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing from June 1999 to June 2004. Mr. Kirk holds a Bachelors degree and Masters degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University and a Masters in Business Administration from Cleveland State University. As the former Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of a major specialty chemicals company, Mr. Kirk brings significant management, executive and chemical industry experience and knowledge to the Board in the areas of international business operations, accounting and finance, risk oversight, environmental compliance and corporate governance. He also brings significant experience gained from service on the board of directors of another public company.

Vada Manager

Mr. Vada O. Manager is an Independent Director of Ashland Inc. Mr. Manager has served as Chief Executive Officer of Manager Global Consulting Group and a Senior Counselor of APCO Worldwide, a strategic consulting company, since 2010. Prior to forming his own company, 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. As a current senior officer and former consultant and senior officer of other large companies, Mr. Manager brings significant experience and knowledge to the Board in the areas of risk oversight, crisis management, marketing, finance, accounting and international business operations.

Mark Rohr

Mr. Mark C. Rohr is an Independent Director of Ashland Inc. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Celanese Corporation, a technology and specialty materials company. He has served in these roles since April 2012. Prior to that position, he held several executive positions with Albemarle Corporation, a specialty chemical company, including Executive Chairman of the Board (2011-2012), Chairman of the Board (2008-2011), Chief Executive Officer (2002-2011) and President (2000-2010). Before joining Albemarle, he served with Occidental Chemical Corporation as Senior Vice President, Specialty Chemicals. Mr. Rohr holds Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering from Mississippi State University. As a current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a leading technology and specialty materials company and former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of a leading chemical company, Mr. Rohr brings significant management and chemical industry experience and knowledge to the Board in the areas of finance, accounting, international business operations, safety, environmental compliance, risk oversight and corporate governance. He also brings significant experience gained from service on the board of directors of other public companies.

George Schaefer

Mr. George A. Schaefer, Jr., is an Independent Director of Ashland Inc. Mr. Schaefer served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Third Bancorp and Fifth Third Bank headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, until June 2008. Prior to that position, he held several executive positions with Fifth Third Bancorp and Fifth Third Bank, 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. He brings significant experience and knowledge to the Board in the areas of finance, accounting, business operations, risk oversight and corporate governance. He also brings significant experience gained from service on the board of directors of other public companies.

Janice Teal

Dr. Janice J. Teal, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Ashland Inc., effective September 19, 2012. Dr. Teal served as the Group Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for Avon Products Inc., a direct seller of beauty and related products, from January 1999 to May 2010. Prior to that position, Dr. Teal served as Vice President of the Avon Skin Care Laboratories, where she led the bioscience research and skin care teams. Dr. Teal holds a doctorate degree and a Master of Science degree in Pharmacology from Emory University Medical School, a Pharmacy Degree from Mercer University and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the New York University Medical Center Institute of Environmental Medicine.

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..

Seth Mrozek