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):   February 29, 2008

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 Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On February 29, 2008 Corning Incorporated announced that Jane D. Poulin will resign as Chief Accounting Officer and Division Vice President of Corning, effective on March 31, 2008. The Executive Committee of the Corning Board of Directors has designated Katherine A. Asbeck, Sr. Vice President, Finance, as principal accounting officer effective immediately.

Ms. Asbeck, 51, joined Corning in 1991 as Director of Accounting, was appointed Assistant Controller in 1993, was previously designated Chief Accounting Officer in 1994, and was elected Vice President and Controller in 1997. She was elected Senior Vice President in 2001, and then Senior Vice President, Finance in October 2005. She is also a director of Samsung Corning Precision Glass Co., Ltd. To Corning Incorporated's knowledge, all section 16(a) requirements applicable to Ms. Asbeck were met in 2007 and to date. She had no direct or indirect material interest in any reportable related party transactions with Corning.

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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
February 29, 2008   By:   Vincent P. Hatton
        Name: Vincent P. Hatton
        Title: Senior Vice President and General Counsel