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Hill & Smith Hldgs PLC
03 October 2017


3 October 2017


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 Alan Giddins, as a Non-executive Director and the Group's Senior Independent Director with effect from 3 October 2017.


Alan Giddins is a Managing Partner and co-head of Private Equity at 3i Group plc ("3i"), and a member of its Executive Committee. He has extensive experience of sitting on the boards of international businesses, and is currently a non-executive director of two companies in which 3i has invested, JMJ Associates, a leading transformational consultancy focused on safety, headquartered in the US, and Audley Travel, a market leader in tailor-made experiential travel. Alan sits on the Remuneration and Audit Committees of both companies. Prior to joining 3i in 2005, he spent 13 years in investment banking advising a broad range of quoted companies. He qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG in 1990 and has a degree in economics.


Jock Lennox, Chairman of Hill & Smith, said:


"I am delighted that Alan has agreed to join us. The Group will benefit from his considerable board involvement, gained across a wide range of businesses and his experiences will bring a valuable and fresh perspective to our Board as we continue to develop our presence in the global infrastructure and galvanizing markets."


Alan Giddins said:


"Hill & Smith has successfully grown its business through a combination of strong organic growth and focused acquisitions. I am extremely pleased to be joining the Board and look forward to contributing to the continued development of the Group."


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

Jock Lennox, Chairman                                                                 Tel:  44 (0)121 704 7430


MHP Communications

Andrew Leach/Ollie Hoare                                                          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, 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, hostile vehicle mitigation products, street lighting columns, bridge parapets, temporary car parks and variable road messaging solutions.


Infrastructure Products - Utilities, supplying products and services such as pipe supports for the power and liquid natural gas markets, energy grid components, composite '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 4,100 staff, principally in 7 countries.


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