– USA, IL – Oil-Dri Corporation of America (NYSE:ODC) announced that effective today, Ellen-Blair Chube, Managing Director and Client Service Officer, William Blair & Company, has been appointed to its Board of Directors and Compensation Committee.

Prior to joining William Blair & Company, Ms. Chube was the Vice President and Chief of Staff to John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Ariel Investments. Prior to joining Ariel, she held public service and legal positions in Washington, D.C.

Daniel S. Jaffee, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “I am very pleased to welcome Ellen-Blair to our Board of Directors. It is our mission to Create Value from Sorbent Minerals, and we recognize that value is in the eyes of our customers. In her role at William Blair, she is responsible for ensuring the firm’s commitment to delivering exceptional client service worldwide. Not only will Oil-Dri benefit greatly from Ellen-Blair’s expertise in this area, but also from the wealth of business knowledge she has acquired throughout her time at William Blair, Ariel and her notable public service career.”

Ms. Chube received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Northwestern University and earned a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University. She serves on the board of the Toigo Foundation and the Chicago Children’s Choir and is a trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

About Oil-Dri Corporation of America

While Oil-Dri’s founding product was granular clay floor absorbents, it has since greatly diversified its portfolio. The Company’s mission to “Create Value from Sorbent Minerals” is supported by its wide array of consumer and business to business product offerings. In 2016, Oil-Dri celebrated its seventy-fifth year of business and looks forward to the next milestone.

For more information : http://www.oildri.com

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