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HILLIARD, Ohio – February 15, 2008: Joseph A. Chlapaty was elected Chairman of the Board of Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS), the world’s largest manufacturer of high-density polyethylene pipe. Chlapaty also will continue to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hilliard, Ohio-based company.

Chlapaty, 62, was elected during the company’s board meeting held in January. He succeeds former Chairman Franklin E. Eck who passed away on December 13, 2007.

“Frank Eck’s years of leadership guided ADS to the top of the industry,” said Chlapaty. “I am honored the Board of Directors has entrusted me with leading ADS into the future.”

Chlapaty joined ADS in 1980. He has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2004, and previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer beginning in 1994.

Chlapaty is a graduate of the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa where he serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and as Chairman of the Executive Committee. Chlapaty currently resides in Dublin, Ohio.

About Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., based in Hilliard, Ohio, is the world’s largest producer of HDPE pipe. Founded in 1966, ADS employs more than 3,800 people and serves regions throughout North, Central and South America with more than 42 domestic and international manufacturing plants and 30 distribution centers. In addition to its flagship N-12® pipe, the company offers a complete line of fittings and other accessories including StormTech® storm water chambers, Nyloplast® drainage structures and various geotextiles.

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Tori Durliat
Corporate Manager of Marketing and Communications, ADS
401 Olive Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone: 1-800-537-9520 ext #275
Fax: 1-419-424-8302