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CORNING, N.Y., July 15, 2014 - Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today appointed
Donald W. Blair, executive vice president and chief financial officer for NIKE,
Inc. (NYSE:NKE), to Corning's Board of Directors, effective July 15, 2014.
Blair will serve on the board's finance and audit committees. He will hold
office until Corning's annual meeting of shareholders in the spring of 2015, at
which time he will stand for election to a one-year term. His appointment brings
the number of Corning directors to 13.
Blair, 56, brings to the board extensive financial expertise and management
experience at the international, operational, and corporate levels. He has
served as NIKE, Inc.'s CFO since 1999, with responsibility for strategy,
investor relations and finance, including controllership, business and financial
planning, treasury, tax, and internal audit. Previously, he spent 14 years at
PepsiCo, Inc. in a number of senior executive-level corporate and operating unit
financial assignments, including CFO roles for PepsiCo Japan (based in Tokyo)
and Pepsi-Cola International's Asia Division (based in Hong Kong). He began his
career in 1981 as an accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in New York City.
Blair holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree
in economics, both from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world's leading innovators in materials
science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise
in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have
created new industries and transformed people's lives. Corning succeeds through
sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process
innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology
challenges. Corning's businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today,
Corning's products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics,
telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-
resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced
displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for
high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug
discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks,
and off-road vehicles.
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