O-I announces nomination of new Directors

O-I Glass, Inc. announced that as part of its regular refreshment process it intends to nominate Samuel R. Chapin and Catherine I. Slater to its 2020 slate of Directors

The Board of Directors routinely evaluates Board composition in keeping with O-I Glass’ (“O-I” or the “Company”) evolving business and strategic needs and also consulted with investors during the selection process.

  • Mr. Chapin spent over 33 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, most recently serving as Executive Vice Chairman of Global Corporate & Investment Banking from 2010 until his retirement in 2016.
    Mr. Chapin currently serves on the boards of CIRCOR International, Inc. and PerkinElmer, Inc., chairing PerkinElmer’s audit committee, and holds a B.A. from Lafayette College and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Ms. Slater is Senior Vice President, Global Cellulose Fibers and IP Asia, at International Paper Company, an S&P 500 pulp and paper company, and has over 30 years of executive leadership experience in the paper and packaging sector. Prior to her current role, she served in various management roles at Weyerhauser Company and Procter & Gamble Company.
    Ms. Slater serves on the board of United Way of the Mid-South and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Alabama.

Two current Board members informed the Board that they would not be standing for re-election  at the Company’s upcoming Annual Meeting of Shareholders. O-I and its Directors would like to gratefully acknowledge the significant and enduring contributions of each of these Directors, Dennis K. Williams and Hugh H. Roberts.

The nomination of Ms. Slater brings the total number of female Board members to 25 percent of the Board’s composition and the female and minority members to nearly half. In the last six years the Board has refreshed seven of its twelve members. Eleven of the twelve members are independent and all twelve are elected annually.