Corning names new independent director

Padmasree Warrior, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Motorola, Inc., was appointed on 20 July 2005 to the board of directors of Corning Incorporated, effective immediately. The …

Padmasree Warrior, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Motorola, Inc., was appointed on 20 July 2005 to the board of directors of Corning Incorporated, effective immediately. The Corning board also determined that Ms. Warrior qualifies as an independent director. Ms. Warrior will hold office until Corning“s annual meeting of shareholders on 27 April 2006 when it is expected that she will be nominated to serve a two-year term. Ms. Warrior“s appointment brings the number of Corning directors to 15. The size of the board has ranged from 13 to 18 directors since 1990. Ms. Warrior, 44, brings a broad technology perspective to the Corning board. She joined Motorola in 1984 and has held many leadership positions. She was appointed vice president in 1999 and was elected a corporate officer in 2000. She received her M.S. degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University and a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India.