1. Agilent Technologies Board of Directors Elects Koh Boon Hwee as New Chairman

    Agilent Technologies Board of Directors Elects Koh Boon Hwee as New Chairman

    Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced that Koh Boon Hwee has been elected chairman of the board, effective at the end of today’s shareholders’ meeting. Koh, who has been a member of Agilent’s board since 2003, replaces James G. Cullen, who served as chairman since 2005 and will continue as a director...

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    1. Boon Hwee has provided consistently strong leadership and guidance, both as a board member and as chairman of our compensation committee.
    2. The orderly transition of the chairman's role reinforces Agilent's good-governance practices, including succession planning to ensure consistently extraordinary capability and integrity at the head of our company.
    3. Boon Hwee is highly respected by both board members and Agilent leadership. He offers a wide breadth of valuable perspective from his leadership at many international and Asia-based companies.
    4. I would also like to pay special tribute to Jim Cullen for his exceptional leadership as board chairman over the past 12 years. His guidance and support have been invaluable in the company's successful transformation into a global leader focused on life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets.
    5. I am very pleased to accept the position of chairman during such an important time in the company's growth.
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