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    Ashland Inc. (ASH)

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    Ashland Inc.
    50 East RiverCenter Boulevard
    PO Box 391
    Covington, KY 41012
    United States - Map
    Phone: 859-815-3333
    Website: http://www.ashland.com

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    Index Membership:N/A
    Sector:Basic Materials
    Industry:Chemicals - Major Diversified
    Full Time Employees:10,000

    Business Summary 

    Ashland Inc. operates as a specialty chemicals company worldwide. The company’s Specialty Ingredients segment provides products, technologies, and resources for solving formulation and product-performance challenges. It offers solutions using natural, synthetic, and semisynthetic polymers derived from plant and seed extract, cellulose ethers, and vinyl pyrrolidones, as well as acrylic and polyurethane-based adhesives for consumer and industrial applications. This segment serves pharmaceutical companies; makers of personal and home care products, food, and beverages; manufacturers of paint, coatings, and construction materials; packaging and converting markets; and oilfield service companies. Its Performance Materials offers composites, intermediates and solvents, and elastomers, including polyester and vinyl ester resins, as well as gelcoats, maleic anhydride, butanediol, tetrahydrofuran, n-methylpyrolidone, emulsion styrene butadiene rubber, and other intermediates and solvents. This segment serves manufacturers of residential and commercial building products; infrastructure engineers; wind blade and pipe manufacturers; auto, truck, and tire makers; boat builders; adhesives, engineered plastics, and electronic producers; and specialty chemical manufacturers. The company’s Valvoline segment produces and distributes automotive, commercial, and industrial lubricants, automotive chemicals, and car-care products. It also markets lubricants and automotive chemicals under the Valvoline brand name; lubricants for higher-mileage engines under the MaxLife brand name; motor oil under the NextGen brand name; synthetic motor oil under the SynPower brand name; automotive appearance products under the Car Brite brand name; and antifreeze products under the Zerex brand name. In addition, this segment operates and franchises approximately 920 Valvoline Instant Oil Change centers in the United States. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Covington, Kentucky.

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    Corporate Governance 
    Ashland Inc.’s ISS Governance QuickScore as of May 1, 2015 is 3. The pillar scores are Audit: 10; Board: 1; Shareholder Rights: 3; Compensation: 3.
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    Key Executives 
     PayExercised
    Mr. John Kevin Willis , 49
    Chief Financial Officer and Sr. VP
    905.00K551.00K
    Mr. Peter J. Ganz , 53
    Chief Compliance Officer, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel and Sec.
    910.00K407.00K
    Mr. Luis Fernandez-Moreno , 53
    Sr. VP and Pres of Chemicals Group
    803.00K0.00
    Mr. William A. Wulfsohn , 53
    Chairman and Chief Exec. Officer
    N/AN/A
    Ms. Anne T. Schumann , 55
    Chief Information & Admin. Services Officer and VP
    N/AN/A
    Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2014 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc.Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year.
    Currency in USD.
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