SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION
PROXY STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 14(a)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 (AMENDMENT NO. )
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ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC.
(Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
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Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE STOCKHOLDERS MEETING?
The 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Ashland Global Holdings Inc. will be held at the Metropolitan Club, located at 50 E. RiverCenter Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011, on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. (EST). If you need directions to attend the Annual Meeting and vote in person, please call Investor Relations at 859-815-3527.
WHAT IS BEING VOTED ON AT THE STOCKHOLDERS MEETING?
The election of eleven directors: Brendan M. Cummins, William G. Dempsey, Jay V. Ihlenfeld, Susan L. Main, Jerome A. Peribere, Barry W. Perry, Mark C. Rohr, Janice J. Teal, Michael J. Ward, Kathleen Wilson-Thompson and William A. Wulfsohn;
The ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent registered public accountants for fiscal 2018;
A non-binding advisory resolution approving the compensation paid to Ashlands named executive officers, as disclosed pursuant to Item 402 of Regulation S-K, including the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, compensation tables and narrative discussion;
The approval of the Ashland Global Holdings Inc. 2018 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan; and
The consideration of any other business that is properly brought before the Annual Meeting.
WHAT DOES THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMEND?
The Board of Directors recommends that stockholders vote FOR the Board nominees, FOR the ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP, FOR the resolution approving the compensation paid to the named executive officers, and FOR approval of the Ashland Global Holdings Inc. 2018 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC. ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON JANUARY 25, 2018.
This is not a proxy card. If you wish to cast your vote on a traditional proxy card, you must request a paper copy of the proxy materials by following the instructions below.
This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.
The Proxy Statement and 2017 Annual Report to Stockholders are available at www.ViewMaterial.com/ASH.
If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these proxy materials, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request for a copy as instructed below on or before January 11, 2018 to facilitate timely delivery.
HOW CAN I GET A COMPLETE SET OF PROXY MATERIALS?
You may access the proxy materials on the Internet as described above. You also may request a paper or e-mail copy of the proxy materials by following the instructions below. You will be asked to provide the control number (located by the arrow in the box below). You will have the opportunity to request copies of proxy materials for all of our future stockholder meetings or only for the 2018 Annual Meeting.
Call the toll-free telephone number 1-800-516-1564 and follow the instructions provided; or
Access the website, www.SendMaterial.com and follow the instructions provided; or
Send an e-mail to papercopy@SendMaterial.com with your control number in the Subject line. Unless you instruct otherwise, we will reply to your e-mail with links to the proxy materials for this meeting only.
To vote your Ashland Global Holdings Inc. shares, you can attend the Annual Meeting of Stockholders and vote in person or request a paper copy of the proxy materials and vote by mail or you can:
1. Go to www.ViewMaterial.com/ASH.
2. Click on the icon to vote your shares.
3. Enter the 11-digit control number (located by the arrow in the box above).
4. Follow the simple instructions to record your vote.
You are able to vote until 6:00
a.m. on January 25, 2018.
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Electronic Access Notification
Ashlands Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time at the Metropolitan Club, 50 E. RiverCenter Boulevard, Covington, Kentucky 41011. As previously announced, participants in the Ashland Employee Savings Plan (the Employee Savings Plan), the Ashland Employee Union Savings Plan (the Union Plan), the International Specialty Products Inc. 401(k) Plan (the ISP Plan) or the Valvoline 401(k) Plan that still have Ashland shares, can view Ashlands Proxy Statement and Annual Report to Stockholders online. We encourage you to take advantage of this service.
Paper copies of the Proxy Statement, the Annual Report to Stockholders and your proxy card can be requested by replying to this e-mail.
As a participant in the Employee Savings Plan, the Union Plan, the ISP Plan, or the Valvoline 401(k) Plan you may instruct the Trustee on how to vote the shares of Ashland Common Stock credited to your account by telephone or over the Internet. This instruction also applies to a proportionate number of those shares of Ashland Common Stock allocated to participants accounts for which voting instructions are not timely received by the Trustee. These shares are collectively referred to as non-directed shares. Each participant who gives the Trustee such an instruction acts as a named fiduciary for the applicable plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended. Additionally, any participant in the Employee Savings Plan who wishes to vote the non-directed shares differently from the shares credited to his or her account or who wishes not to vote the non-directed shares at all may do so by requesting a separate voting instruction card from Corporate Election Services, P.O. Box 1150, Pittsburgh, PA 15230. Participants in the Union Plan or the ISP Plan, however, cannot direct the non-directed shares to be voted differently from the shares in his or her accounts.
Votes cast by telephone or over the Internet are tabulated by our proxy tabulator and are confidential. Ashland does not have access to individual votes.
Even if you do not have regular Internet access at work, you will be able to view the Proxy Statement and Annual Report to Stockholders and vote online.
In order for your instructions to the Trustee to be counted, you must vote before 6:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 23, 2018.
To access the Proxy Statement and Annual Report to Stockholders and to vote:
Print out this page or write down your Control Number listed above. This number acts as your electronic signature to ensure security of your vote.
Click on this website address (or type this URL address in your browser): http://www.ViewMaterial.com/ASH.
Click on the links to view or download the Proxy Statement and Annual Report to Stockholders and to vote. When voting, be sure to follow all instructions including the final Submit procedure to ensure that your instructions are received.
To vote by telephone (you will need a touch-tone telephone):
Print out this page or write down your Control Number listed above. This number acts as your electronic signature to ensure the security of your vote.
Be sure to follow all instructions including the final confirmation procedure to ensure that your instructions are received.
Peter J. Ganz
Senior Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary