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Senior management change at CRH

14 November 2002

CRH plc announces that the planned retirement of Mr. Brian Griffin as Managing Director, CRH Europe - Materials will take place on February 28th 2003. He will also retire from the CRH Board on that date. Brian will continue to act in an advisory role, particularly in relation to Eastern European and Mediterranean activities.

Mr. Declan Doyle is appointed Managing Director Designate, CRH Europe - Materials with immediate effect, and will succeed Brian in that role on his retirement. Declan has held various senior management positions within CRH’s European materials businesses, and is currently Regional Director - Poland and Ukraine.

Commenting on these changes, Liam O’Mahony, CRH Chief Executive, stated "Brian’s contribution to the development of the Group is greatly appreciated and we wish him well in his retirement. Under his leadership, CRH Europe - Materials has grown from its original base in Ireland to being a market leader in 11 European countries with annual sales approaching €2 billion. We are confident that Declan Doyle and the Europe Materials team will build on that platform for continued success into the future".


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Liam O’Mahony Chief Executive
Harry Sheridan Finance Director
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