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Mr. Nicky Hartery succeeds Mr. Kieran McGowan as CRH Chairman

09 May 2012

On 22 February 2012, the Board of CRH plc announced the planned retirement of its Chairman, Mr. Kieran McGowan following the May 2012 Annual General Meeting of the Company, and the appointment of Mr. Nicky Hartery as Chairman Designate to succeed Mr. McGowan. Following today’s Annual General Meeting, Mr. McGowan has retired and Mr. Hartery has taken over as Chairman.

Mr. McGowan became Chairman in May 2007 having been a Board member since 1998.

Mr. Hartery (60), who joined the Board of CRH in 2004, was Vice President of Manufacturing and Business Operations for Dell Inc.’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations from 2000 to 2008. Prior to joining Dell he was Executive Vice President at Eastman Kodak and previously held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at Verbatim Corporation in the United States. He is Chief Executive of Prodigium, a consulting company which provides business advisory services. He is also a non-executive director of Musgrave Group plc, a privately owned international food retailer, and Eircom Limited, a company which provides telecommunications services in Ireland.

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

Myles Lee Chief Executive
Albert Manifold Chief Operating Officer
Maeve Carton Finance Director

CRH plc, Belgard Castle, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, Ireland
TELEPHONE +353.1.4041000 FAX +353.1.4041007
Registered Office, 42 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

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