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Hill & Smith Hldgs PLC
26 May 2016


26 May 2016


Hill & Smith Holdings PLC

Board Appointment


Hill & Smith Holdings PLC ('Hill & Smith' or 'the Group'), an international group with leading positions in the supply of infrastructure products and galvanizing services to global markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Reckitt, as a Non-executive Director, with effect from 1 June 2016.

Mark Reckitt was Group Strategy Director at Smiths Group plc from February 2011 to April 2014. Before joining Smiths, he was Chief Strategy Officer at Cadbury plc from 2004 to 2010 and held a range of strategy and finance roles at Cadbury since joining in 1989, including UK Finance Director. Prior to joining Cadbury, he spent six years in investment banking and retailing, after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1983.

Mark is Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee, as well as a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees at Mitie Group PLC and Cranswick plc. We note that he will be resigning as a Non-executive Director of J D Wetherspoon plc, with effect from todays date.

Bill Whiteley, Chairman of Hill & Smith, said:


"I am delighted that Mark has agreed to join us. His strategic and financial experience gained over many years will bring a valuable and fresh perspective to our Board as we continue to develop our presence in the global infrastructure and galvanizing markets."


There are no further matters required to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 of The Listing Rules.


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For further information, please contact:


Hill & Smith Holdings PLC

Bill Whiteley, Chairman                                                               Tel:  44 (0)121 704 7430


MHP Communications

John Olsen/Andrew Leach                                                          Tel:  44 (0)20 3128 8100


Notes to Editors

Hill & Smith Holdings PLC is an international group with leading positions in the design, manufacture and supply of infrastructure products and galvanizing services to global markets. It serves its customers from facilities principally in the UK, France, USA, Thailand, Sweden, Norway, India and Australia.


The Group's operations are organised into three main business segments:


Infrastructure Products - Roads, supplying products and services such as permanent and temporary road safety barriers, street lighting columns, bridge parapets, gantries, temporary car parks, variable road messaging solutions and traffic data collection systems.


Infrastructure Products - Utilities, supplying products and services such as pipe supports for the power and liquid natural gas markets, energy grid components, "GRP" railway platforms and flood prevention barriers, plastic drainage pipes, industrial flooring, handrails, access covers and security fencing.


Galvanizing Services which provides zinc and other coatings for a wide range of products including fencing, lighting columns, structural steel work, bridges, agricultural and other products for the infrastructure and construction markets.


Headquartered in the UK and quoted on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: HILS.L), Hill & Smith Holdings PLC employs some 4,000 staff across 54 sites, principally in 8 countries.

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