Ceramic Industry

Hipple Elected to Ferro Board of Directors (posted 7/11/07)

July 11, 2007

Ferro Corp. recently announced that Richard J. Hipple has been elected to its board of directors, and he will serve on the board’s finance committee. The election increases the number of Ferro’s board members to 10. Hipple has served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Brush Engineered Materials Inc. since 2006. He joined Brush in 2001 and has held a variety of senior management positions, including president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining Brush, Hipple was president of LTV Steel Co., a business unit of LTV Corp. He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Drexel University in 1975.

“We are very pleased to have Dick join our board and provide us the benefits of his experience in managing the global operations of multinational companies,” said Ferro Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer James F. Kirsch. “I look forward to Dick’s guidance and contribution to the board as we accomplish our transformation of Ferro into a winning organization.”

Ferro’s website is located at www.ferro.com.

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