Edgen Group Announces the Appointment of John J. Kennedy to the Board of Directors

  Edgen Group Announces the Appointment of John J. Kennedy to the Board of

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BATON ROUGE, La. -- January 30, 2013

Edgen Group Inc. (NYSE: EDG), a leading global distributor of specialized
products including steel pipe, valves, plate, and related components to the
energy and industrial infrastructure markets, today announced that John J.
Kennedy has been appointed to the Board of Directors effective January 28,
2013 and will serve on the Board’s audit committee and compensation committee.
Mr. Kennedy will be up for re-election at the Company’s 2015 Annual
Stockholders Meeting.

Mr. Kennedy brings more than 35 years of energy industry experience and 14
years of distribution experience and was most recently the President and Chief
Executive Officer of Wilson International, a subsidiary of Schlumberger, from
May 1999 to May 2012 when it was acquired by National Oilwell Varco. While at
Wilson International, he was responsible for its domestic and international
distribution business of pipe, valves and fittings as well as mill, tool and
safety products and services to the upstream, midstream and downstream energy

He also served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and in other financial
positions of Smith International, Inc. from November 1986 to May 1999 when the
company acquired Wilson International. Prior to November 1986, John held
senior financial positions at Bow Valley Petroleum Ltd. in the United Kingdom
(currently a part of Talisman Energy).

John’s previous board experience includes serving as a board member of CE
Franklin, a public company quoted on the Toronto and NASDAQ exchanges. He
served on the board from 1999 until April 2012, just prior to the acquisition
of CE Franklin by National Oilwell Varco.

Dan O’Leary, Edgen Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “We
are pleased to have John join the Company’s Board of Directors. John has
tremendous experience in distribution and the energy markets that will provide
an excellent complement to the experience of our other Board members. In
addition, I believe his firsthand experience as a CEO and CFO will be
invaluable to Edgen Group management as the Company continues to strive for
growth and profitability to create value for shareholders.”

About Edgen Group

Edgen Group is a leading global distributor of specialized products and
services to the energy sector and industrial infrastructure markets, including
steel pipe, valves, quenched and tempered and high yield heavy plate, and
related components. Edgen Group is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Additional information is available at www.edgengroup.com.

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statements about our ability to achieve growth and profitability. These
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our prospectus filed with the SEC on April 27, 2012 and in our subsequent
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events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.
Investors, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these
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Edgen Group Inc.
Erika Fortenberry, 225-756-9868
Director of Investor Relations
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