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):   April 27, 2006

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 April 27, 2006, the Corning Incorporated Board of Directors re-elected Jane D. Poulin as Chief Accounting Officer and Division Vice President for the upcoming year, and confirmed her appointment as principal accounting officer effective May 10, 2006 for purposes of Corning’s SEC filings for the 2006 fiscal year and thereafter.

As noted in item 5.02 of the Corning Report on Form 8-K filed October 7, 2005, Katherine A. Asbeck as Senior Vice President, Finance is the principal accounting officer for purposes of Corning’s SEC filings through submission of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2005, as well as any amended Annual Report on Form 10-K and any amended quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the 2005 fiscal year and prior periods.

Ms. Poulin, 43, joined Corning as Division Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer in September 2005. Prior to that, she was an Associate Chief Accountant in the Office of the Chief Accountant of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from June 2000 to September 2005. She previously served as corporate controller at a privately-held manufacturer and was an audit senior manager at Ernst & Young LLP. Ms. Poulin has not had a direct or indirect material interest in any reportable related party transactions.

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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
May 3, 2006   By:   /S/ Katherine A. Asbeck
        Name: Katherine A. Asbeck
        Title: Senior Vice President - Finance