SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
|Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):||January 31, 2012|
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|One Riverfront Plaza, Corning, New York||14831|
(Address of principal executive offices)
|Registrants telephone number, including area code:||607-974-9000|
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.
The Corning Incorporated ("Company") press release dated January 31, 2012 regarding the election of Stephanie A. Burns to the Board of Directors is furnished as Exhibit 99 and is incorporated into this Item 5.02 by reference. The Corning Board Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee had recommended and nominated Dr. Burns as a director candidate. The Corning Board at its January 31, 2012 meeting concluded that she had no related party transactions with the Company under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K, did not qualify as independent, and named her to the Corporate Relations Committee.
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.
|January 31, 2012||By:||
/s/ Denise A. Hauselt
|Name: Denise A. Hauselt|
|Title: Vice President, Secretary and Assistant General Counsel|
|Burns Press Release|