Ashland 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 17, 2012
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
50 E. RiverCenter Boulevard
P.O. Box 391
Covington, Kentucky 41012-0391
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (859) 815-3333
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
On May 17, 2012, Brendan Cummins, former Chief Executive Officer of Ciba Specialty Chemicals, was elected to serve as Director in Class III on the Board of Directors of Ashland Inc. (“Ashland”). Mr. Cummins will serve on the Board’s Audit Committee and Environmental, Health and Safety Committee.
Mr. Cummins was elected to the Board, by the incumbent directors in accordance with Ashland’s By-laws, to fill the vacancy resulting from the retirement of Theodore M. Solso in January 2012.
Mr. Cummins will enter into Ashland’s standard Director Indemnification Agreement.
The election of Mr. Cummins to Ashland’s Board of Directors is discussed in more detail in the news release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, which is incorporated by reference into this Item 5.02.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.