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Kodak's Joerg Agin to Retire; Eric Rodli Named as President of Entertainment Imaging

(July 10, 2001)
Eastman Kodak Company announced that Joerg D. Agin, president of the company's Entertainment Imaging division and a senior vice president of Kodak, has announced his intention to retire, effective September 1.

The company has named Eric G. Rodli, currently Chief Operating Officer and vice president of Entertainment Imaging, as Agin's replacement.

"Under Joerg Agin's direction, Entertainment Imaging is a shining example of our infoimaging strategy in action, while also delivering solid results during this challenging year," says Marty Coyne, President of Kodak's Commercial Group, to whom Agin reports. "Joerg's vision of Kodak's future in the entertainment marketplace - and the plans he's helped put in place to achieve that vision - will be taken to the next level by a team led by Eric Rodli."

"I've been fortunate to have enjoyed a career in an industry for which I have a great deal of admiration and respect," Agin said. "I've been challenged, motivated, and rewarded in so many different ways from working with the creative customers who comprise our industry and the energetic and talented Kodak men and women who serve them worldwide. Eric has the right skills and experience to lead the EI team into an exciting future."

Agin, 59, began his career at Kodak as an electrical engineer in 1967. A variety of assignments in what was then called the Motion Picture and Audiovisual Products Division led him to become national sales manager in 1982. From there, Agin moved through a series senior management positions in company divisions and subsidiaries, returning to the Motion Picture and Audiovisual Products division in 1988, where he was named general manager and a Kodak vice president. In 1992, he left Kodak to join MCA/Universal as senior vice president, New Technology and Business Development. He returned to Kodak in 1995 and, the following year, was named a senior vice president of the company and president of Entertainment Imaging.

Rodli, 45, joined Kodak in January 2000, after having served as president of Bexel, the largest broadcast video and audio equipment rental and services company in the U.S. and a part of the Vitec Group. In his twenty-year career, Rodli has had a broad range of senior management positions in the Boston Consulting Group, Iwerks Entertainment, and the Price Waterhouse Coopers Management Consulting Group. He has extensive management experience in film, digital, and other media important to the future of entertainment.

"Joerg has established an amazing legacy of success through collaboration," said Rodli, "and it's ours to build on. The entertainment industry is in a period of transition - and so are we at Kodak. As we add new technologies and new business opportunities to our portfolio, we not only intend to participate in the transition, we intend to help drive it in a way that makes creative, business and technical sense - for ourselves and for our customers."

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