Corning Completes Acquisition of Gerresheimer’s Pharmaceutical Glass Tubing Business; Companies Form Equity Venture to Accelerate Corning Innovations

Corning Completes Acquisition of Gerresheimer's Pharmaceutical Glass Tubing Business

Corning Acquires Gerresheimer Pharma Tubing Sites

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Corning Completes Acquisition of Gerresheimer’s Pharmaceutical Glass Tubing Business; Companies Form Equity Venture to Accelerate Corning Innovations
Corning Completes Acquisition of Gerresheimer’s Pharmaceutical Glass Tubing Business; Companies Form Equity Venture to Accelerate Corning Innovations
CORNING, N.Y. | Corning Incorporated | November 02, 2015

Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Gerresheimer AG’s pharmaceutical glass tubing business and formed an equity venture with Gerresheimer to accelerate Corning innovations in the pharmaceutical packaging market.

With operations in Vineland, New Jersey and Pisa, Italy, the acquisition positions Corning as a leading worldwide supplier of glass pharmaceutical tubing. Corning and Gerresheimer have also entered into a 10-year supply agreement for borosilicate tubing. Concurrent with the acquisition, the equity venture will commence operations.

“We are pleased to complete these transactions, which create a strong, long-term relationship with Gerresheimer, an established market leader,” said Eric S. Musser, executive vice president, Corning Technologies & International. “We anticipate a number of synergies with our global glass operations and existing Life Sciences business.”

“We think this is a tremendous opportunity to expand in a growing market with evolving needs for glass,” remarked Wendell P. Weeks, chairman, chief executive officer and president. “We are applying our unparalleled glass science capability and precision-forming platform to solve difficult challenges related to pharmaceutical glass, and to create value for our long-time pharmaceutical and biotech customers. Leveraging multiple capabilities where we are already a leader characterizes the strategic and capital allocation framework that we recently shared with investors.”

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