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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Wendell Weeks

54 2010 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

James Flaws

65 2002 Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Financial Officer

David Morse

61 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Kirk Gregg

54 2002 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Lawrence McRae

55 2010 Executive Vice President - Strategy and Corporate Development

R. Tony Tripeny

54 2009 Principal Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller

Lewis Steverson

50 2013 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Jeffrey Evenson

48 2011 Senior Vice President and Operations Chief of Staff

Richard Clark

67 2013 Lead Independent Director

Stephanie Burns

58 2012 Director

John Brown

73 1996 Independent Director

John Canning

70 2010 Independent Director

Robert Cummings

63 2006 Independent Director

Deborah Henretta

52 2013 Independent Director

Kurt Landgraf

66 2007 Independent Director

Kevin Martin

46 2013 Independent Director

Deborah Rieman

63 1999 Independent Director

Hansel Tookes

65 2001 Independent Director

Mark Wrighton

64 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Wendell Weeks

Mr. Wendell P. Weeks is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Corning Inc. Mr. Weeks joined Corning in 1983. He was named vice president and general manager of the Optical Fiber business in 1996, senior vice president in 1997, senior vice president of Opto-Electronics in 1998, executive vice president in 1999, and president, Corning Optical Communications in 2001. Mr. Weeks was named president and chief operating officer of Corning in 2002, president and chief executive officer in 2005 and chairman and chief executive officer on April 26, 2007. He added the title of president in December 2010. Mr. Weeks is a director of Merck & Co. Inc. Mr. Weeks has been a member of Corning’s Board of Directors since 2000.

James Flaws

Mr. James B. Flaws is Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Financial Officer of Corning Inc. Mr. Flaws joined Corning in 1973 and served in a variety of controller and business management positions. Mr. Flaws was elected assistant treasurer of Corning in 1993, vice president and controller in 1997, vice president of finance and treasurer in May 1997, senior vice president and chief financial officer in December 1997, executive vice president and chief financial officer in 1999 and to his current position in 2002. Mr. Flaws is a director of Dow Corning Corporation. Mr. Flaws has been a member of Corning’s Board of Directors since 2000.

David Morse

Dr. David L. Morse, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of Corning Inc. Dr. Morse joined Corning in 1976 in glass research, and worked as a composition scientist in developing and patenting several major products. He served in a variety of product and materials research and technology director roles, and was appointed division vice president and technology director for photonic technology groups beginning in March 1999, and became director of corporate research, science and technology in December 2001. He was elected vice president in January 2003, becoming senior vice president and director of corporate research in 2006. Dr. Morse was elected to his current position in May 2012. He is on the board of Dow Corning Corporation and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Chemistry Board.

Kirk Gregg

Mr. Kirk P. Gregg is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of Corning Inc. Mr. Gregg joined Corning in 1993 as director of Executive Compensation. He was named vice president of Executive Resources and Employee Benefits in 1994, senior vice president, Administration in December 1997 and to his current position in 2002. He is responsible for Human Resources, Information Technology, Procurement and Transportation, Aviation, Community Affairs, Government Affairs, Business Services and Corporate Security. Prior to joining Corning, Mr. Gregg was with General Dynamics Corporation as corporate director, Key Management Programs, and was responsible for executive compensation and benefits, executive development and recruiting.

Lawrence McRae

Mr. Lawrence D. McRae is Executive Vice President - Strategy and Corporate Development of Corning Inc. Dr. Morse joined Corning in 1976 in glass research, and worked as a composition scientist in developing and patenting several major products. He served in a variety of product and materials research and technology director roles, and was appointed division vice president and technology director for photonic technology groups beginning in March 1999, and became director of corporate research, science and technology in December 2001. He was elected vice president in January 2003, becoming senior vice president and director of corporate research in 2006. Dr. Morse was elected to his current position in May 2012. He is on the board of Dow Corning Corporation and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Chemistry Board.

R. Tony Tripeny

Mr. R. Tony Tripeny is Principal Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller of Corning Inc. Mr. Tripeny joined Corning in 1985 as the corporate accounting manager of Corning Cable Systems, and became the Keller facility’s plant controller in 1989. In 1993, he was appointed equipment division controller of Corning Cable Systems and, in 1996 corporate controller. Mr. Tripeny was appointed chief financial officer of Corning Cable Systems in July 2000. In 2003, he took on the additional role of Telecommunications group controller. He was appointed division vice president, operations controller in August 2004, and vice president, corporate controller in October 2005. Mr. Tripeny was elected to his current position in April 2009. He is on the board of directors of Hardinge Inc.

Lewis Steverson

Mr. Lewis A. Steverson is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Corning Inc. Prior to joining Corning, Mr. Steverson served as senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Motorola Solutions, Inc. During his 18 years with Motorola, he held a variety of legal leadership roles across the company’s numerous business units. Prior to Motorola, Mr. Steverson was in private practice at the law firm of Arnold & Porter. Age 50.

Jeffrey Evenson

Dr. Jeffrey W. Evenson is Senior Vice President and Operations Chief of Staff of Corning Inc. Dr. Evenson joined Corning in June 2011 and was elected to his current position at that time. He serves on the Management Committee and oversees a variety of strategic programs and growth initiatives. Prior to joining Corning, Dr. Evenson was a senior vice president with Sanford C. Bernstein, where he served as a senior analyst since 2004. Before that, Dr. Evenson was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he led technology and market assessment for early-stage technologies.

Richard Clark

Mr. Richard T. Clark is Lead Independent Director of Corning Inc. Mr. Clark joined Merck in 1972, and held a broad range of senior management positions. He became president and chief executive officer of Merck in May 2005, and chairman of the board in April 2007. He transitioned from the chief executive officer role in January 2011, and served as Merck board chairman through November 2011. He was president of the Merck Manufacturing Division (June 2003 to May 2005) of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (formerly known as Merck & Co., Inc.) He serves on the advisory board of American Securities, a private equity firm. He is chairman of the board of Project Hope and a trustee of several charitable non-profit organizations. He serves as Director of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Former Director of Merck & Co., Inc.

Stephanie Burns

Dr. Stephanie Ann Burns is Director of Corning Inc., since January 31, 2012. Dr. Burns has nearly 30 years of global innovation and business leadership experience. Dr. Burns joined Dow Corning in 1983 as a researcher and specialist in organosilicon chemistry. In 1994, she became the company’s first director of women’s health. She was elected to the Dow Corning Board of Directors in 2001 and elected as president in 2003. She served as chief executive officer from 2004 until May 2011 and served as chairman from 2006 through 2011. She is the past honorary president of the Society of Chemical Industry and was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Export Council. Dr. Burns is a former chairman of the American Chemistry Council. She is Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc., former Director of Dow Corning Corporation.

John Brown

Dr. John Seely Brown is Independent Director of Corning Inc. Dr. Brown served Xerox Corporation in various scientific research positions from 1978, until his retirement in 2002. In 1986, he was elected vice president in charge of advanced research and was director of the Palo Alto Research Center from 1990 to 2000. Dr. Brown was named chief scientist of Xerox in 1992, retiring in 2002. He is a visiting scholar and advisor to the Provost at the University of Southern California. He is also the independent co-chairman of Deloitte’s Center for the Edge. Dr. Brown is a director of Amazon.com, Inc. He is a former director of Polycom, Inc., Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

John Canning

Mr. John A. Canning, Jr., is Independent Director of Corning Inc. Mr. Canning co-founded Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC in 1992, serving as its chief executive officer until he became chairman in 2007. He previously spent 24 years with First Chicago Corporation, most recently as executive vice president of The First National Bank of Chicago and president of First Chicago Venture Capital. Mr. Canning is trustee and chairman of several Chicago-area non-profit organizations. He is a former commissioner of the Irish Reserve Fund and a former director and chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He serves as Director of Exelon Corporation. He served as Director of TransUnion Corp., Jefferson Smurfit Group plc.

Robert Cummings

Mr. Robert F. Cummings, Jr., is Independent Director of Corning Inc. Mr. Cummings was appointed Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in December 2010, where he advises on client opportunities across sectors and industry groups. From 2002 to 2009, he served as a senior managing director at GSC Group, Inc., a privately held money management firm. Mr. Cummings began his business career in the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1973, and was a partner of the firm from 1986 until his retirement in 1998. He served as an advisory director at Goldman Sachs until 2002. He serves as Direcrtor of Viasystems Group, Inc. and former Director of RR Donnelley & Sons Co.

Deborah Henretta

Ms. Deborah A. Henretta has been appointed as Independent Director of Corning Inc., effective July 17, 2013. She brings deep experience to the board, particularly in marketing, advertising, and operations, as well as specific experience 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 Public Communications.

Kurt Landgraf

Mr. Kurt M. Landgraf is Independent Director of Corning Inc. Mr. Landgraf is president and chief executive officer of Educational Testing Service, a private non-profit educational testing and measurement organization, and joined ETS in that position in 2000. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company, where he previously held a number of senior leadership positions, including chief financial officer. He is Director of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Former Director of IKON Office Solutions Inc.

Kevin Martin

Mr. Kevin J. Martin is Independent Director of Corning Inc. Mr. Martin a partner and co-chair of Patton Boggs LLP in the Washington law firm’s Technology and Communications practice. Mr. Martin has nearly two decades experience as a lawyer and policymaker in the telecommunications field, including his tenure as FCC Chairman from March 2005 to January 2009. Before joining the FCC as a Commissioner in 2001, Mr. Martin was a Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and served on the staff of the National Economic Council, focusing on commerce and technology policy issues. He also served as the official U.S. government representative to the G-8’s Digital Opportunity Task Force. He is a cum laude graduate from Harvard Law School. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds a master's degree in public policy from Duke University.

Deborah Rieman

Dr. Deborah D. Rieman Ph.D., is Independent Director of Corning Inc. Dr. Rieman has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry. Currently, she is Executive Chairman of MetaMarkets Group. Previously, she was managing director of Equus Management Company, a private investment fund. From 1995 to 1999, she served as president and chief executive officer of Check Point Software Technologies, Incorporated. Dr. Rieman is a former director of Keynote Systems, Tumbleweed Communications Corp and Kintera Inc. She served as Director of Keynote Systems, Tumbleweed Communications, Inc., Kintera Inc.

Hansel Tookes

Mr. Hansel E. Tookes II, is Independent Director of Corning Inc. Mr. Tookes retired from Raytheon Company in December 2002. He joined Raytheon in 1999 and served as president of Raytheon International, chairman and chief executive officer of Raytheon Aircraft and executive vice president of Raytheon Company. From 1980 to 1999, Mr. Tookes served United Technologies Corporation as president of Pratt and Whitney’s Large Military Engines Group and in a variety of other leadership positions. He is a director of Ryder Systems Inc., NextEra Energy, Inc., and Harris Corporation.

Mark Wrighton

Dr. Mark Stephen Wrighton is Independent Director of Corning Inc. Since 1995, Dr. Wrighton has been Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis, a research university. Before joining Washington University, he was a researcher and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was Head of the Department of Chemistry from 1987 to 1990, and then Provost from 1990 to 1995. Dr. Wrighton served as a Presidential appointee to the National Science Board from 2000 to 2006, and chaired that Board’s audit and oversight committee during that time. He also is a past chair of the Association of American Universities, The Business Higher Education Forum, and the Consortium on Financing Higher Education, and continues as a member of these organizations. He was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society and he is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He also serves as a director of Cabot Corporation and Brooks Automation, Inc. and former director of A.G. Edwards, Inc.

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