ROCHESTER, N.Y.--July 22, 2004-- Eastman Kodak Company announced today that Laurence L. Hickey has been elected Corporate Secretary, reporting to Gary Van Graafeiland, the company's General Counsel and a Senior Vice President.
Hickey, who had been Assistant Secretary, also has been named an Assistant General Counsel and a vice president of Kodak's Legal Department. He remains the company's Chief Governance Officer.
Hickey, 50, will be succeeded as Assistant Secretary by Sharon E. Underberg. She will report to Hickey.
Hickey succeeds James M. Quinn, who held the post of Corporate Secretary for two years as part of a development assignment. Quinn, who is returning to his position as Director, Marketing, Antitrust, Trademark & Litigation Legal Staff, remains an Assistant General Counsel and a vice president of Kodak's Legal Department.
"Larry Hickey has distinguished himself at Kodak," Van Graafeiland said. "His deep knowledge of compensation and corporate governance, and the key role he has played as the company's first Chief Governance Officer, make him the ideal person to carry on the good work done by Jim Quinn."
A native of Manhasset, N.Y., Hickey joined Kodak in 1989 from the Rochester office of Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine and Huber. He has a BA in English and Business from Rollins College, an MBA from Rollins' Crummer School of Business, a JD from Vermont Law School, and a LLM in Tax from Boston University. Hickey is a member of the American Society of Corporate Secretaries and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals.
Underberg joined the Legal Department's Corporate & Regulatory staff in 1989, where her practice has focused on the legal aspects of the company's mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and financings. Prior to joining Kodak, Underberg was with the law firm Fulbright & Jaworski in New York City. A native of Brooklyn, she received her JD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, and holds a BA from Brandeis University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She is a graduate of the Young Executive Program of the Aspen Institute.
"Sharon brings to her new assignment a broad range of legal experience inside and outside Kodak," Van Graafeiland said. "We look forward to Sharon's considerable contributions as Assistant Secretary."
Underberg, 43, has served on the board of NexPress Solutions LLC, is a member of the Brandeis University Alumni Admissions Council, and is a board member and officer of several not-for-profit organizations in the Rochester area.
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