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Form 8-K for ASHLAND INC.


18-Nov-2013

Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On November 18, 2013, Stephen F. Kirk, former Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Lubrizol Corporation, was elected to serve as Director in Class I on the Board of Directors of Ashland Inc. ("Ashland" or the "Company") effective immediately. In connection with Mr. Kirk's election and pursuant to Ashland's By-laws, the Board increased the number of directors to
12. Mr. Kirk will serve on the Board's Audit Committee and Governance and Nominating Committee, and he will enter into Ashland's standard Director Indemnification Agreement.

Ashland management and representatives of JANA Partners LLC, Ashland's second-largest shareholder, discussed potential new director candidates to be added to Ashland's Board of Directors. After consideration of the potential director candidates by Ashland's Governance and Nominating Committee and the full Board of Directors, the Governance and Nominating Committee and the Board approved the nomination and election of Mr. Kirk as a Class I director. Mr. Kirk will stand for election with the other Class I directors at the Company's 2014 annual meeting of shareholders. JANA Partners LLC has advised Ashland that it will support the Company's slate of directors, including Mr. Kirk, at the 2014 annual meeting of shareholders.

The election of Mr. Kirk 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.



Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

99.1 News Release dated November 18, 2013.

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