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Washington, D. C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  January 25, 2016
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

  1-32532     20-0865835  
  (Commission File Number)      (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)  
50 E. RiverCenter Boulevard
P.O. Box 391
Covington, Kentucky  41012-0391
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (859) 815-3333
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Item 2.02.  Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On January 25, 2016, Ashland Inc. (“Ashland”) announced preliminary first quarter results, which are discussed in more detail in the news release (the “News Release”) attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K (“Form 8-K”) as Exhibit 99.1, which is incorporated herein by reference into this Item 2.02.
Item 7.01.  Regulation FD Disclosure

On January 25, 2016, Ashland will make available the News Release, a slide presentation and prepared remarks on the “Investor Center” section of Ashland’s website located at http://investor.ashland.com.  A copy of the slide presentation and the prepared remarks are attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibits 99.2 and 99.3, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference solely for purposes of this Item 7.01 disclosure.
Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

News Release dated January 25, 2016.
Slide Presentation dated January 25, 2016.
Prepared Remarks dated January 25, 2016.
In connection with the disclosures set forth in Items 2.02 and 7.01 above, the information in this Form 8-K, including the exhibits attached hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of such section. The information in this Form 8-K, including the exhibits, shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any  incorporation by reference language in any such filing. This Form 8-K will not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information in this Form 8-K that is required to be disclosed solely by Regulation FD.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
January 25, 2016
/s/ J. Kevin Willis
J. Kevin Willis
Senior Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
News Release dated January 25, 2016.  
Slide Presentation dated January 25, 2016.  
Prepared Remarks dated January 25, 2016.