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CRH Announces Non-Executive Board Appointment

24 June 2009

The Board of CRH plc is pleased to announce the co-option to the Board today, 24 June 2009, of Mr. John W. Kennedy, as a non-executive Director.

Mr. Kennedy (59), who is based in London, is Chairman of Wellstream Holdings plc, a company in the energy services field, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange.  In a 30 year career in a number of international industrial and energy related companies, he has served as Executive Vice President of Halliburton Company, President of Dresser Enterprises and Chief Operations Officer of Brown and Root Services. 

Mr. Kennedy is a director of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, Integra Group and is non- executive Chairman of Maxwell Drummond International Limited, Hydrasun Holdings Limited, Welltec A/S and Bifold Fluid Power Limited.  He also acts as an adviser and a consultant to several energy related companies.  He holds an M.Sc (1993) from London Business School where he also received a Sloan Fellowship and holds a BE (1972) from University College Dublin.  He is a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) and fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (FIEE).

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