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CRH announces Board appointment - December 2006

20 December 2006

The Board of CRH plc is pleased to announce the co-option to the Board, with effect from 1 January 2007, of Mr William P. Egan as a non-Executive Director.

Mr Egan (61), who is a US citizen, is a founder and general partner of Alta Communications, a venture capital company headquartered in Boston. He founded Alta’s predecessor firm, Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co in 1979 and backed several of America’s leading growth companies in the information technology, life sciences and communications industries. He is Past President and Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association and is a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the board of overseers of the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr Egan is on the Boards of Directors of Cephalon Inc. (a NASDAQ quoted company specialising in biopharmaceuticals), and of the Irish venture capital company Delta Partners Ltd. He also serves on the Boards of several privately held communications, cable and information technology companies. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance, and a degree in Economics from Fairfield University.

Contact CRH at Dublin 404 1000 (+353 1 404 1000)

Liam O'Mahony Chief Executive
Myles Lee Finance Director

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