O-I CEO To Undergo Surgical Procedure

Date: 31 July 2006
Source: O-I
Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) today announced that Chairman and CEO Steve McCracken has opted for surgery to remove a small, malignant stomach tumor which was discovered in its early stages.

The surgery will be conducted at the Cleveland Clinic.

Mr. McCracken is expected to require approximately eight weeks for surgery and recovery. In the interim, James Baehren, senior vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, will add the interim leadership duties of fulfilling the stated strategies and executing against the core priorities of the firm.

The Company offers its support and good wishes to Mr. McCracken and his family during this time, and we look forward to his return.

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Date: 31 July 2006
Source: O-I

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