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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Upcoming Retirement of Chief Financial Officer
On December 9, 2021, Corning Incorporated (Corning) announced that R. Tony Tripeny, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will relinquish the chief financial officer title effective February 18, 2022, as part of his plan to retire in March 2022 after a successful 36-year tenure with Corning.
Appointment of Successor Chief Financial Officer
On December 7, 2021, Corning's Board of Directors appointed Edward A. Schlesinger as executive vice president and chief financial officer and designated him principal financial officer, effective February 18, 2022.
Mr. Schlesinger, 54, has led Corning’s corporate accounting, compliance, financial planning and analysis, shared services, and external reporting functions since 2015. He was appointed senior vice president in 2019 and became a member of the senior leadership team in 2020. He joined the company in 2013 as CFO of Corning’s Optical Communications segment. Prior to Corning, Mr. Schlesinger spent more than 20 years serving in various financial leadership roles. He is also on the board of directors of Hemlock Semiconductor Group.
Mr. Schlesinger received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Montclair State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from St. John’s University. He is a certified public accountant. Mr. Schlesinger is not a party to any transaction that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Appointment of Principal Accounting Officer
On December 7, 2021, Corning’s Board of Directors appointed senior vice president Stefan Becker as corporate controller and designated him principal accounting officer, effective February 18, 2022. Mr. Becker is not a party to any transaction that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release issued by Corning Incorporated on December 9, 2021.|
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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.
|By:||/s/ Linda E. Jolly|
|Name:||Linda E. Jolly|
|Title:||Vice President and Corporate Secretary|
Date: December 9, 2021