Ceramic Industry

Neel Appointed Treasurer of O-I

January 4, 2010

Owens-Illinois, Inc. (O-I) recently announced that Catherine Neel has been named vice president and treasurer. She will be responsible for the management of the company's worldwide financial assets and domestic and international financing. She also will lead the company's global treasury and risk management functions. Neel was formerly vice president and corporate controller at NII Holdings, a multi-billion-dollar telecommunications services company.

“Ms. Neel brings extensive global treasury experience to O-I,” said Ed White, senior vice president and chief financial officer. “She will play an instrumental role in supporting our corporate priorities, including merger and acquisition activity related to strategic and profitable growth.”

In addition to her 10 years at NII Holdings, where she held senior positions in corporate finance, Neel worked for 10 years at Bellsouth Corp. in treasury, tax and internal auditing roles. For more information, visit www.o-i.com.