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Ashland Inc. operates as a specialty chemicals company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials, and Ashland Consumer Markets. The Ashland Specialty Ingredients segment provides products, technologies, and resources for solving formulation and product-performance challenges in personal and home care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, coatings, construction, energy, and other industries. It offers solutions using natural, synthetic, and semisynthetic polymers derived from plant and seed extract, cellulose ethers, and vinyl pyrrolidones for consumer and industrial applications. The Ashland Water Technologies segment supplies specialty chemicals to the pulp, paper, mining, food and beverage, power generation, refining, chemical processing, general manufacturing, and municipal markets. The Ashland Performance Materials offers composite resins, water-based and energy-curable coatings, pressure-sensitive adhesives, and elastomers that are used in the construction, transportation, infrastructure, boatbuilding, and packaging and converting markets. This segment also provides metal casting consumables and design services for foundry management; and styrene butadiene rubber primarily to the tire market. The Ashland Consumer Markets segment delivers automotive, commercial, and industrial lubricants; automotive chemicals; and car-care products. This segment markets Valvoline lubricants; MaxLife lubricants for cars; NextGen motor oil; SynPower synthetic motor oil; Eagle One and Car Brite automotive appearance products; and Zerex antifreeze. It operates and franchises approximately 900 Valvoline Instant Oil Change centers in the United States. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Covington, Kentucky.

11,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 05/1/14
Founded in 1924

ashland inc (ASH) Top Compensated Officers

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Office...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $307.5K
Senior Vice President and President of Ashlan...
Total Annual Compensation: $516.5K
Senior Vice President and President of Perfor...
Total Annual Compensation: $425.8K
Senior Vice President and President of Consum...
Total Annual Compensation: $388.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

ashland inc (ASH) Key Developments

Ashland Inc. Announces Auditor Changes

The board of directors of Ashland Inc. on July 16, 2014, the audit committee appointed Ernst & Young LLP as the company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, effective immediately for the year ending September 30, 2014. On July 16, 2014, the audit committee dismissed PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the company's independent registered public accounting firm effective upon the completion of its audit of the company's consolidated financial statements and the filing of the company's annual report for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014.

Ashland Inc. Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend, Payable September 15, 2014

Ashland Inc. has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 34 cents per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable September 15, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 15, 2014.

Ashland Inc. to Report Q3, 2014 Results on Jul 31, 2014

Ashland Inc. announced that they will report Q3, 2014 results After-Market on Jul 31, 2014


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