Ashland Global Holdings Inc.
ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC (Form: 8-K, Received: 05/17/2017 17:26:34)
 



 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549
 
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FORM 8-K
 
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CURRENT REPORT
 
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  May 17, 2017
 
ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 

 
333-211719
 
 81-2587835
 
 
(Commission File Number) 
 
  (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                                       
50 E. RiverCenter Boulevard
Covington, Kentucky 41011
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (859) 815-3333
 

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Item 8.01 .   Other Events

Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 22.5 cents per share on the Company’s common stock.  This represents a reduction from the previous quarterly dividend of 39 cents per share as a result of the recently completed separation of Valvoline Inc.  The dividend is payable June 15, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 1, 2017. 
The text of the Company’s news release, attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 .   Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
 
 
 (d)
Exhibits
 
 
 99.1
News Release dated May 17, 2017.
 
 
 
 







 
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SIGNATURES
 
 
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC.
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
 
May 17, 2017
 /s/ Peter J. Ganz
 
Peter J. Ganz
 
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and
Secretary
 
 

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EXHIBIT INDEX
 
 
 
99.1
News release dated May 17, 2017.
 
 
 




























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Exhibit 99.1
  News Release

 
Ashland board declares quarterly dividend

COVINGTON, KY, May 17, 2017 – The board of directors of Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.225 per share on the company's common stock. This represents a reduction from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.39 as a result of the recently completed separation of Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV). However, when combined with Valvoline’s most recent dividend, the total cash returned to shareholders of both companies is approximately equal to what Ashland paid prior to the separation, consistent with prior expectations.

The Ashland dividend is payable June 15, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 1, 2017. As of April 30, 2017, there were 62,229,987 shares of Ashland common stock outstanding.

About Ashland  
Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are nearly 7,000 passionate, tenacious solvers – from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators – who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Visit ashland.com to learn more. 

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™ Trademark, Ashland or its subsidiaries, registered in various countries.
 
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Investor Relations:
Seth A. Mrozek
+1 (859) 815-3527
samrozek@ashland.com

Media Relations: 
Gary Rhodes 
+1 (859) 815-3047
glrhodes@ashland.com