Corning Incorporated (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   January 26, 2005

Corning Incorporated
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

New York 1-3247 16-0393470
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
One Riverfront Plaza, Corning, New York   14831
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   607-974-9000

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.

On January 26, 2005 Corning Incorporated issued a press release announcing its Board of Directors approved today James R. Houghton continuing as Chairman but relinquishing the role of Chief Executive Officer, Wendell P. Weeks becoming Chief Executive Officer, and Peter F. Volanakis becoming Chief Operating Officer, all effective at the annual meeting of shareholders on April 28, 2005. That press release is attached as Exhibit 99 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Biographical information appears at the back of Exhibit 99. To Corning Incorporated’s knowledge, all Section 16(a) filing requirements applicable to Messrs. Houghton, Weeks and Volanakis were met during 2004 and to date. None received any waiver under Corning’s codes of conduct and none was involved in any known reportable related party transactions with Corning.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibit

99 Press release dated January 26, 2005

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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.

    Corning Incorporated
January 26, 2005   By:   William D. Eggers
        Name: William D. Eggers
        Title: Senior Vice President and General Counsel

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Press Release