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Senior US Management Changes at CRH

20 February 2012

CRH plc, the international building materials group, announces a number of changes within its management team in the United States, effective from 20 February 2012.

Doug Black (47), currently Chief Executive of CRH's Americas Materials Division, is appointed to the newly created position of President and Chief Operating Officer, Oldcastle, Inc. (the holding company for CRH's operations in the Americas) and will report to Mark Towe, Chief Executive Officer of Oldcastle.  Doug joined Oldcastle in 1995 and has held a series of key leadership positions at Oldcastle and in our Precast, Architectural Products (APG) and Materials operations.

Randy Lake (46) will succeed Doug as Chief Executive Officer of Americas Materials. Randy most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Americas Building Solutions, which focuses on strategic and national accounts. He joined Oldcastle in 1996 and has held progressively more senior operating and leadership positions in our APG and Materials operations.

Keith Haas (46) is appointed Chief Executive Officer of an expanded Americas Building Products Group, which will consist of our APG, Precast and Building Envelope activities. Keith joined Oldcastle in 1995 and has progressed through a series of senior management positions at Oldcastle and in Distribution and APG activities, while more recently leading the current Oldcastle Building Products group which includes APG and Precast.

Bob Feury Jr. (49) will continue as Chief Executive Officer of Americas Distribution. Bob joined Allied Building Products, his family's distribution business, in 1985. Allied was acquired by CRH in 1996, after which Bob continued his rise through that organisation serving in senior leadership positions in all areas of Allied. 

Commenting on these changes, Myles Lee, CRH Chief Executive said "These appointments, and subsequent follow-on changes, strengthen our organisation structure and enhance our ability to execute our strategies and achieve long-term performance and growth".

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