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O-I: Gordon Hardie appointed as CEO

John Humphrey was appointed as Independent Board Chair

O-I Glass announced that, after the conclusion of O-I’s Annual Meeting of Share Owners held May 15, the Board appointed John Humphrey as the new Independent Board Chair, following the previously announced retirement of John H. Walker from the Board.

Additionally, at the Annual Meeting, 10 director nominees were elected for one-year terms, including Gordon J. Hardie, whose appointment as Chief Executive Officer became effective the same day, and Eric J. Foss and Cheri Phyfer, who are two new independent members of the O-I Board. The other director nominees elected at the Annual Meeting are Samuel R. Chapin, David V. Clark, II, John Humphrey, Alan J. Murray, Hari N. Nair, Catherine I. Slater and Carol A. Williams.

John Humphrey brings extensive experience leading global businesses and has served on several public company boards. In addition to O-I Glass, he currently serves on the boards of EnPro Industries, Inc. and Ingersoll Rand. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Roper Technologies, Inc., until he retired in 2017 following more than 10 years with the company.

“It is a privilege to assume the role of Board Chair,” said John. “I look forward to continuing to work closely with my fellow directors and the management team on positioning the business for enhanced value creation. We welcome our newest directors Eric and Cheri to the Board and are thrilled for Gordon to assume the role of CEO.”

Gordon said, “Building on my nearly nine years of Board service, I’ve been working closely with Andres and members of management over the last month-plus to ensure this is a seamless transition of CEO responsibilities. I am energized about the opportunities ahead and believe O-I is well positioned to capture the long-term demand of the packaging industry. Together with the Board and management, I look forward to delivering on our strategy to drive value for our stockholders and other stakeholders.”

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