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Ashland Overview

Ashland Overview

We are a leading, global specialty chemical company

In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Global Holdings 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. With annual sales of $3.7 billion in fiscal 2018 and approximately 60% of our sales generated outside North America, we're listed among the S&P MidCap 400*.

During the past decade, we've taken significant steps to refocus our enterprise and create value for our shareholders, as well as for our customers. We've redesigned our business models to address the realities of the global marketplace, divested those businesses that no longer fit our strategic plan, and acquired businesses in high-growth end markets to enhance our specialty chemical offerings. We're building broader and deeper relationships with customers in key markets that include personal care, pharmaceutical, energy, automotive, food and beverage, construction, architectural coatings and other specialty markets.

Today Ashland is a global leader in providing specialty chemical solutions to customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, nutraceuticals, personal care and pharmaceutical. We operate through three commercial units:

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a global leader in cellulose ethers, vinyl pyrrolidones and biofunctionals for consumer and industrial applications, including personal care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, coatings and energy; and

Composites, a global leader in unsaturated polyester resins, vinyl ester resins and gelcoats. Key end markets include transportation, construction, marine and infrastructure.

Intermediates and Solvents, a global leader in butanediol and related derivatives.