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Corning’s Pretium EDGE® Solutions Named Datacentre Facility Product of the Year

CORNING, N.Y., June 13, 2013 – Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announces that its Pretium EDGE® Solutions recently received the Datacentre Facility Product of the Year at the Datacentre Solutions Awards 2013 in London.

Pretium EDGE Solutions feature Corning® ClearCurve® optical fiber and is a cabling infrastructure solution for data centers, consisting of optical trunks, harnesses, modules, and housings. This innovative solution addresses the concerns of data center owners and operators, helping them increase revenue, reduce costs, and minimize risk.

The award category included a range of leading technologies in data center infrastructure management, physical security, building and/or the cabling industry sector. Products were evaluated on their ability to demonstrate a competitive advantage and a clear return on investment for users. The awards were announced on May 23.

“The Datacentre Solutions Awards recognize the users, manufacturers, and suppliers operating in the data center fields and are voted for by the readers of our wide range of print and online publications,” said Franziska Priebe, marketing manager of award organizers, Angel Business Communications. “All finalists did well in making the shortlist, but Corning Optical Communications was the clear winner in its category, Datacentre Facility Product of the Year.”

“This award is an important one, as it underlines the clear added-value of the Pretium EDGE Solutions and Corning ClearCurve optical fiber,” said Kim Hartwell, senior vice president and  chief commercial officer, Corning Optical Communications. “Our reputation for innovation and quality is well-established. However, it is important to reassure users that our solutions are also extremely competitive and deliver real value-for-money in the highly fluid data center space.”

For additional information on Corning Optical Communications products and services, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-743-2675, toll free in the United States; or (+1) 828-901-5000, international; or visit the website at www.corning.com/opcomm.

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 Datacentre Solutions Awards
The Datacentre Solutions Awards reward the products, projects and services as well as honor companies and teams operating in datacenter fields. The DCS Awards recognise the achievements of end-users, channel partners and vendors alike and in the case of the end-user category there was also an award made to the supplier who nominated the winning organization. Winners are selected by public vote.

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.

Media Relations Contacts:   
Stephanie Hicks     
(828) 291-6016 
stephanie.hicks@corning.com

Joe Dunning
(607) 974-5006
dunningjm@corning.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Ann H.S. Nicholson
(607) 974-6716
nicholsoas@corning.com

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