General Cable Announces Gregory J. Lampert to Lead Operations in the Americas

  General Cable Announces Gregory J. Lampert to Lead Operations in the
  Americas

Business Wire

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- January 23, 2013

General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) (the Company) is pleased to announce
Gregory J. Lampert will assume responsibility for all the Company’s operations
in the Americas, which includes Canada, the United States, Mexico, the
Caribbean as well as Central/South America, effective immediately. General
Cable is an industry leader in the Americas with expected annual revenue in
the range of $4.5 billion.

Mr. Lampert joined General Cable in 1998 and has held leadership roles
touching nearly every aspect of the business. He has served as Executive Vice
President, President and Chief Executive Officer for General Cable North
America since 2008 and is a member of the Company’s Global Operating
Committee. He previously was Executive Vice President and Group President,
North American Electrical and Communications Infrastructure since 2007. Prior
to that, from 2004 to 2007, he was Vice President and General Manager of
Carol® Brand products.

Mr. Lampert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from
the University of Cincinnati and an MBA with concentrations in Strategy,
Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the
Board of Directors of Xtek, Inc, a manufacturer of specialty goods for the
steel and aluminum industries.

Chief Executive Officer Gregory B. Kenny stated, “I have worked closely with
Greg over the last 15 years. He has an in-depth knowledge of our major product
lines and functional disciplines. As a member of the Global Operating
Committee for the last five years, Greg has helped set strategy and played a
key role in the acquisition and integration of Alcan Cable North America and
Prestolite Wire. Together, these acquisitions represent more than $800 million
of annual revenue. I am confident under Greg’s leadership, we will further
advance our strategy of bringing more complex products to rapidly
industrializing countries while increasing regional intra-company trade which
will enhance our ability to provide seamless customer service. At the same
time, we will be better positioned to leverage learning and rapidly share best
practices throughout the Americas which will improve our ability to realize
savings over time.”

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the
development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper,
aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial,
specialty, construction and communications markets. For more information about
General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or
visit our Web site at www.generalcable.com.

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Delaware corporation (the “Company”), including, without limitation, plans and
objectives, capital expenditures and the Company’s or management’s beliefs,
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over many of which the Company has no control. These risks and uncertainties
include, but are not limited to, those described in the Company’s Annual
Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the
“SEC”) on February 23, 2012, as well as any current and periodic reports filed
with the SEC subsequent to such date. Forward looking statements reflect the
views and assumptions of management as of the date of this press release with
respect to future events. The Company does not undertake, and hereby
disclaims, any obligation, unless required to do so by applicable securities
laws, to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information,
future events or other factors. The inclusion of any statement in this press
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that the events or circumstances described in such statement are material.

Contact:

General Cable Corporation
Len Texter, Director, Investor Relations, 859-572-8684