Fossey Fund News

October 3, 2012

Corning Continues Support of Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

Sponsors ongoing research and protection of highly endangered species that inspired Corning® Gorilla® Glass marketing campaign.

 

CORNING, N.Y. — Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today a $25,000 cash donation to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, becoming an official sponsor for the second consecutive year. Corning’s donation will support the organization’s ongoing efforts to monitor and protect gorillas and their habitats in Africa. 

“Corning is proud to support the Fossey Fund and the majestic animals that inspired our Corning® Gorilla® Glass marketing campaign,” said Daniel F. Collins, vice president of Corporate Communications. “As an organization dedicated to research and data collection, the Fossey Fund naturally aligns with Corning’s values. Their outstanding work makes a significant impact in gorilla conservation.”

Founded in 1978, the Fossey Fund’s  rescue, rehabilitation, tracking, and anti-poaching patrol initiatives help ensure the survival of this highly endangered species. The Fossey Fund also collaborates with other international organizations to promote research and provide educational programs on gorillas. 

"We are delighted that Corning has chosen to continue their sponsorship of our efforts to protect endangered gorillas and their critically important habitats in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo," said Clare Richardson, president and chief executive officer of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. "Corning's contribution will help us fight poaching, carry out important research that guides conservation planning, and encourage the people who live near the gorillas to continue their partnerships with us. When a major corporation like Corning shows sustained support for our conservation programs, they inspire others to do the same. Supporters like Corning make it possible for us to make a real difference for the gorillas and for the planet."

Continuing a more than 160-year tradition of innovation in materials science and glass technology, Corning Gorilla Glass is an environmentally friendly cover glass. Its exceptional damage resistance helps protect smartphones, tablets, PCs, and TVs from everyday wear and tear. Corning Gorilla Glass is featured on more than 33 major brands, 750 product models, and 750 million devices.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995), which are based on current expectations and assumptions about Corning’s financial results and business operations, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include: the effect of global political, economic and business conditions; conditions in the financial and credit markets; currency fluctuations; tax rates; product demand and industry capacity; competition; reliance on a concentrated customer base; manufacturing efficiencies; cost reductions; availability of critical components and materials; new product commercialization; pricing fluctuations and changes in the mix of sales between premium and non-premium products; new plant start-up or restructuring costs; possible disruption in commercial activities due to terrorist activity, armed conflict, political or financial instability, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, or major health concerns; adequacy of insurance; equity company activities; acquisition and divestiture activities; the level of excess or obsolete inventory; the rate of technology change; the ability to enforce patents; product and components performance issues; retention of key personnel; stock price fluctuations; and adverse litigation or regulatory developments. These and other risk factors are detailed in Corning’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the day that they are made, and Corning undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.

About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.

About the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International:

Established in 1978, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (www.gorillafund.org) is dedicated to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitats in Africa. It is committed to promoting continued research on the gorillas and their threatened ecosystems and to providing education about their relevance to the world. In collaboration with government agencies and other international partners, the Fossey Fund also provides assistance to local communities through education, health, training and development initiatives.

Media Relations Contacts:            Investor Relations Contact:
Joseph M. Dunning                            Ann S. Nicholson
(607) 974-5006                              (607) 974-6716
dunningjm@corning.com                    nicholsoas@corning.com

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Contact:
Erika Archibald, Ph.D.
Communications Director
earchibald@gorillafund.org
Mobile phone: 678-612-9019
Office phone: 404-624-5944
http://www.gorillafund.org

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