Ashland Inc. board declares regular quarterly dividend

COVINGTON, Ky. - The board of directors of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 34 cents per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable March 15, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 14, 2014. As of December 31, 2013, there were 77,805,521shares of Ashland common stock outstanding. In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, tissue and towel, and water treatment. Visit to see the innovations we offer through our four commercial units - Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials and Ashland Consumer Markets. - 0 - C-ASH FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Media Relations: Gary Rhodes +1 (859) 815-3047 Investor Relations: Jason Thompson +1 (859) 815-3527 This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Ashland Inc. via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1757958]