O-I Appoints David H. Y. Ho to Board of Directors

2008-08-13 16:01:00

    PERRYSBURG, Ohio, Aug. 13 /EMWNews/ -- Owens-Illinois,

Inc., (NYSE: OI) today announced that David H. Y. Ho has been appointed to

serve on the Company's board of directors effective immediately.



    



    Mr. Ho has spent over 20 years in the telecommunications industry.

Since 2007, he has served as chairman of the Greater China Region for Nokia

Siemens Network. Previously he served as president of Nokia China

Investment Limited, the Chinese operating subsidiary of Nokia Corporation.

In addition, Mr. Ho built strong operations experience while serving in

general manager assignments for Motorola, Hangzhou Motorola Cellular

Systems Limited and Nortel Networks as well as chief operating officer for

Nortel Networks beginning in 2000. He currently serves on the Board of

Directors of Pentair Inc. and Sinosteel.



    Mr. Ho holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in applied science from

the University of Waterloo in Canada.



    "We welcome David to the O-I Board of Directors. His strong market

perspectives and extensive operations experience in Asia will be a great

addition to the board as we increase concentration on one of O-I's

strategic focus areas, strategic and profitable growth, especially in

growing markets," said Al Stroucken, O-I Chairman and CEO.



    About O-I



    Millions of times a day, O-I glass containers deliver many of the

world's best-known consumer products to people all around the world. With

the leading position in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Latin

America, O-I manufactures consumer-preferred, 100 percent recyclable glass

containers that enable superior taste, purity, visual appeal and value

benefits for our customers' products. Established in 1903, the company

employs more than 24,000 people with 82 manufacturing facilities in 22

countries. In 2007, net sales were $7.6 billion. For more information,

visit http://www.o-i.com .





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