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Hill & Smith Hldgs PLC
02 July 2019



2 July 2019


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 Hannah Nichols as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board, with effect from 16 September 2019.


Hannah has had a 14 year career with BT Group plc ("BT"), most recently as Chief Financial Officer, Asia, Middle East & Africa for BT Global Services, based in Singapore, with responsibility for a complex and key growth region for BT, leading a 70 strong globally and culturally diverse finance team. BT Global Services provides integrated and secure network and IT infrastructure services to over 800 multinational and domestic customers in the AMEA region with revenues of c.£600m and presence in 46 countries. Prior to working for BT, Hannah held a number of financial and commercial roles at Cable & Wireless.


Hannah qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1999 and has a degree from Cambridge University.


Derek Muir, Chief Executive Officer of Hill & Smith, said:


"I am delighted that Hannah has agreed to join Hill & Smith as CFO.  Hannah has an excellent track record of leading international finance teams and of developing finance to become a key business partner, something which will enable her to make a significant contribution to Hill & Smith's future success.  I am very much looking forward to working with Hannah, and having her as a member of our senior team."


Hannah Nichols said:


"I am extremely pleased to be joining Hill & Smith at such an exciting time in its growth strategy. The Group has operations in a number of highly attractive geographies and end markets. I am very much looking forward to working with Derek and the senior management team to take Hill & Smith through its next phase of development."


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


The Company will announce its Interim results for the six months to 30 June 2019 on 7 August 2019.


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Hannah Nichols' remuneration has been determined in accordance with the shareholder approved Directors' Remuneration Policy, and full details will be disclosed in the Company's Directors' Remuneration Report for the year ending 31 December 2019.


For further information, please contact:


Hill & Smith Holdings PLC

Derek Muir, Chief Executive                                                                   Tel:  44 (0)121 704 7430


MHP Communications

Andrew Jaques/Ollie Hoare/Guy Featherstone                                 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" products, 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 4,400 staff, principally in 7 countries.


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