For immediate release 18 December 2012
KELLER BOARD APPOINTMENT
Keller Group plc ("Keller"), the international ground engineering specialist,
announces the appointment of Mr Paul Withers to its Board as Senior Independent
Director, with effect from 17 December 2012.
Mr Withers, a Chartered Engineer, was formerly Group Managing Director at BPB
plc ("BPB"), the international building materials business, where he combined
the roles of Managing Director, Emerging Markets and Business Development
Director. This involved leading BPB's businesses in Asia and South America,
whilst also having broad responsibility for group acquisitions and strategy
development. Prior to this, Mr Withers held a number of senior roles within
Mr Withers is a non-executive director of Devro plc, Premier Farnell plc and
Hyder Consulting PLC.
Mr Gerry Brown, who has served on the Keller Board since 2001 and as Senior
Independent Director since 2008, remains on the Board as a Non-executive
Director, but will not be offering himself for re-election at the 2013 Annual
Mr Roy Franklin, Chairman of Keller, commented:
"We are delighted that Paul has joined the Board of Keller. I am confident
that his extensive international experience and strong focus on business
improvement will complement the mix of skills and strengths on our Board. In
addition, his experience as a UK non-executive director will help us to
maintain our record of strong governance and investor confidence.
"On behalf of the whole Board I would like to thank Gerry for his long and
greatly-valued contribution to the business."
For further information, please contact:
Keller Group plc
Justin Atkinson, Chief Executive 020 7616 7575
James Hind, Finance Director
Finsbury Limited 020 7251 3801
There is no other information to be disclosed pursuant to the requirements of
paragraphs 9.6.13(1) to (6) of the Listing Rules.
Note to Editors
Keller is the world's largest independent ground engineering specialist,
providing technically advanced and cost-effective foundation solutions to the
construction industry. With annual revenue of around £1.3bn, Keller has
approximately 7,000 staff world-wide.
Keller is the market leader in the US and Australia; it has prime positions in
most established European markets; and a strong profile in many developing
Keller has today issued a Year End Trading Update.
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