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Ashland Global Holdings vice president Anne T. Schumann awarded Restricted Stock Units 21 July 2017

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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.

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Anne T. Schumann (Insider Options; trailing 12 months)
DateOptionsType
July 19, 20173,186Restricted Stock Units
June 05, 201710,820Stock Appreciation Rights
June 02, 20172,217Restricted Stock Units
Total16,223

SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY ANNE T. SCHUMANN, VICE PRESIDENT

Ms. Schumann, 53, was named vice president and chief information and administrative services officer in August 2009. In this role, she holds responsibility for Ashland's global information technology functions, security and facilities management.

Schumann joined the company in 2008 as vice president, acquisition integration, at the time Ashland acquired Hercules Incorporated. Previously, she served as Hercules' vice president of information technology from 2006, with responsibility for human resources added in 2008. She joined Hercules in 2000 as vice president of the Hercules Shared Services Center.

Before joining Hercules, Schumann served as director of finance and management operations for Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia, Pa. She also spent 11 years with ARCO Chemical Company, holding various management positions in finance, human resources and global business operations. She began her career in 1984 with Continental Illinois National Bank, where she managed corporate banking portfolios.

A native of Chicago, Ill., Schumann earned a bachelor of science in environmental biology from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. in finance from Indiana University.

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 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 chief compliance officer Peter Ganz awarded Restricted Stock Units

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.

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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