KELLER GROUP PLC: Board Appointment
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 BPB.
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 General Meeting.
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 James Leviton Rowley Hudson
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 markets.
Keller has today issued a Year End Trading Update.
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