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Ashland Global Holdings chief compliance officer Peter Ganz awarded Restricted Stock Units 21 July 2017

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Ashland Global Holdings (NYSE:ASH) chief compliance officer Peter Ganz, has been awarded Restricted Stock Units on 7,092 shares at a transaction price of $US66.88. The transaction date was July 19. The shares last traded at $US66.60.

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Peter Ganz (Insider Options; trailing 12 months)
DateOptionsType
July 19, 20177,092Restricted Stock Units
June 05, 20174,950Restricted Stock Units
June 05, 201747,836Stock Appreciation Rights
Total59,878

SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY PETER GANZ, CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER, COMPANY SECRETARY, GENERAL COUNSEL AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Mr. Ganz, 51, joined Ashland in 2011 as senior vice president and general counsel, responsible for managing all legal and corporate governance matters pertaining to Ashland. In addition, he oversees the company's government relations function and serves as Ashland's chief compliance officer, chairing its Ethics and Compliance Committee. He also serves as a member of Ashland's Executive Committee, sharing overall responsibility for setting Ashland's global strategy, managing capital, and upholding Ashland's operating principles.Immediately prior to joining Ashland, Ganz was a partner with the law firm Sedgwick LLP in Newark, N.J. From 2005 to 2010, he served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Foster Wheeler AG, a global engineering, construction and project-management contractor and power-equipment supplier. Previously, he was senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of G-I Holdings Inc. (formerly GAF Corp.) and of its affiliate, International Specialty Products Inc., in Wayne, N.J., culminating a 10-year career with the GAF group of companies, where he worked in a number of positions of increasing responsibility. Earlier in his career, Ganz practiced litigation for law firms McCarter & English in Newark, N.J., and Kramer, Levin, Nessen, Kamin & Frankel in New York, N.Y. He began his legal career serving a federal judicial clerkship with the Hon. Anne E. Thompson in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.A native of Charlotte, N.C., Ganz earned his bachelor of arts degree from Duke University in 1984. In 1987, he received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the New York, New Jersey and Kentucky state bar associations and the American Corporate Counsel Association.

SECTION 2 ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC. SCORECARD (NYSE:ASH):

+ Ashland Global Holdings Inc. is placed 1,205/2,588 in the BSS News Bites ranking of NYSE performers in the past year, a percentile ranking of 53.

2.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

ASHRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
2016-8-2.70.1
2015-11.749.33.16.3
20140.7-64.7-1.92
2013-6623.816.912.1

2.2 Moving Annual Return (Trailing 12 months):

ASHCloseDividendsCapital Gain %% YieldAnnual Return %
Last Traded Jul 21$US66.6796.24c121.613
1 Year ago$US59.8776.32c4.81.36.1
2 Years ago$US57.1268.98c10.51.311.8
3 Years ago$US51.6966.53c22.81.624.4
4 Years ago$US42.0949.65c281.529.5

2.3 Growth

+ Earnings per share growth rate has shown signs of deterioration in recent years. [Year ended, all figures in %]

YearRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthEBITDA Growth
Sep 16-8--19.5
Sep 15-11.749.3-39

2.4 Revenue and Net Profit

DescriptionAnnual ($US M)5 years Avg ($US M)5 years CAGR %
Total Revenue4,9765,813.2-5.3
EBITDA13640312.0
Operating Profit136235.4114.4

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate

2.5 Performance (All figures in %)

A track record of profits in 4 of the last 5 years

DescriptionAnnual5 years Avg
EBITDA Margin2.76.8
Operating Profit Margin2.74.1
Net Profit Margin0.12.8
Return on Equity0.14.2
Return on Capital Employed1.62.4

2.6 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In Market
Today's Turnover$US23.6 millionIn Top Quartile
Price to Sales0.8In Top Quartile
Price/MAP2001.12In Top Quartile

2.7 Present Value of $US1000 invested in the past

PV$10001-week1-month1-year
ASH.NYSE1,0169971,138
S&P 500 Index1,0061,0201,142

2.8 Trailing Price Change %

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
ASH-0.278.9712.01
Chemicals sector3.745.0815.91
S&P 500 Index1.525.2714.2

2.9 Market Position

Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ASH), NYSE's 24th largest Chemicals company by market cap, jumped $US13.21 (or 24.7%) year to date in 2017 to close at $US66.67. This means the stock has outperformed 85% of NYSE-listed stocks in 2017. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which has risen 10.4% YTD, this is a relative price increase of 14.3%. The average daily volume of 1 million shares so far in 2017 was 1.8 times the average daily volume in 2016. In 2017 the market cap has declined $US2.6 billion.

2.10 Global Rank

Global Rank [out of 47,513 stocks]

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
MCap (US$)4.1B2,970Top
Total Assets (US$)9.7B2,648Top
Revenue (US$)5B2,228Top
Net Profit (US$)(29M)39,586Bottom
Return on Equity %0.127,361Third
Net Profit Margin %0.127,119Third
Yield %1.513,773Second
PV$1000 (1Year) US$1,13819,317Second
US$ Change (1Year) %10.618,927Second
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)809,650Top

SECTION 3 OTHER DIRECTORS OF ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC.

Michael J. Ward, Chief Executive Officer

William A. Wulfsohn, Chairman

Willis J Kevin, Chief Financial Officer

Barry W. Perry, Director

Stephen F. Kirk, Director

George A. Schaefer, Director

Roger W. Hale, Director

Janice J. Teal Ph. D., Director

William G. Dempsey, Director

Vada O. Manager, Director

Brendan Cummins, Director

Susan L. Main, Director

Mark C. Rohr, Director

Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, Director

Peter Ganz, Company Secretary & Senior Vice President

Samuel J. Mitchell, Senior Vice President

Fernandez-Moreno, Senior Vice President

J. William Heitman, Vice President

Anne T. Schumann, Vice President

Susan B. Esler, Vice President

SECTION 4 ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC. ACTIVITIES

Ashland Global Holdings Inc., previously Ashland Inc. is a global specialty chemicals company, operating through five commercial units. Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients provides specialty additives and functional ingredients, largely derived from renewable and natural raw materials, that manage the physical properties of aqueous and nonaqueous systems. Ashland Hercules Water Technologies provides process, functional and water management chemistries for the pulp and paper, industrial and institutional, mining, municipal and marine industries. Ashland Performance Materials provides unsaturated polyester resins, vinyl ester resins, gelcoats, pressure-sensitive and structural adhesives, and metal casting consumables and design services for the construction, transportation, packaging and converting, and marine markets. Ashland Consumer Markets (Valvoline) markets automotive lubricants and chemicals, car-care products and quick-lube services. Ashland Distribution distributes chemicals, plastics and composite raw materials.

SECTION 5 RECENT NEWS OF ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC. DIRECTORS

21 July 2017

Ashland Global Holdings chief financial officer Willis J Kevin awarded Restricted Stock Units

Ashland Global Holdings (NYSE:ASH) chief financial officer Willis J Kevin, has been awarded Restricted Stock Units on 12,232 shares at a transaction price of $US66.88. The transaction date was July 19. The shares last traded at $US66.57.

21 July 2017

Ashland Global Holdings vice president Anne T. Schumann awarded Restricted Stock Units

Ashland Global Holdings (NYSE:ASH) vice president Anne T. Schumann, has been awarded Restricted Stock Units on 3,186 shares at a transaction price of $US66.88. The transaction date was July 19. The shares last traded at $US66.57.

21 July 2017

Ashland Global Holdings controller and vice president J. William Heitman awarded Restricted Stock Units

Ashland Global Holdings (NYSE:ASH) controller and vice president J. William Heitman, has been awarded Restricted Stock Units on 2,775 shares at a transaction price of $US66.88. The transaction date was July 19. The shares last traded at $US66.57.

21 July 2017

Ashland Global Holdings chairman William A. Wulfsohn awarded Restricted Stock Units

Ashland Global Holdings (NYSE:ASH) chairman William A. Wulfsohn, has been awarded Restricted Stock Units on 43,479 shares at a transaction price of $US66.88. The transaction date was July 19. The shares last traded at $US66.57.

19 July 2017

Ashland Global Holdings elects Susan L. Main as director

Ashland Global Holdings has elected Susan L. Main as Director as on Jul 19, 2017.

19 July 2017

Ashland Global Holdings elects Kathleen Wilson-Thompson as director

Ashland Global Holdings has elected Kathleen Wilson-Thompson as Director as on Jul 19, 2017.

07 June 2017

Ashland Global Holdings chief compliance officer Peter Ganz awarded shares

Ashland Global Holdings (NYSE:ASH) chief compliance officer Peter Ganz, was awarded 13,730 shares worth $US917,850 on June 05.

07 June 2017

Ashland Global Holdings controller and vice president J. William Heitman awarded shares

Ashland Global Holdings (NYSE:ASH) controller and vice president J. William Heitman, was awarded 215 shares worth $US14,373 on June 05.

07 June 2017

Ashland Global Holdings chief executive officer and chairman William A. Wulfsohn awarded shares

Ashland Global Holdings (NYSE:ASH) chief executive officer and chairman William A. Wulfsohn, was awarded 33,546 shares worth $US2.2 million on June 05.

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