November 19, 2012

COVINGTON, Ky. - Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) today filed its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012, with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

There are several options to access a paper copy of Ashland's complete audited financial statements free of charge. The Form 10-K may be downloaded from the company's website at by accessing a link provided in the Investor Center. In addition, the report may be requested by calling Investor Relations at (859) 815-4454, or by directing an email to

In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, tissue and towel, and water treatment. Visit to see the innovations we offer through our four commercial units - Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials and Ashland Consumer Markets.

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