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Hill & Smith Hldgs PLC
31 January 2022

31 January 2022

Hill & Smith Holdings PLC

Board Appointment


Hill & Smith Holdings PLC ("Hill & Smith" or the "Group"), the international group creating sustainable infrastructure and safe transport through innovation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Farrokh Batliwala as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 April 2022.  Farrokh will also join the Nomination, Audit and Remuneration Committees of the Board.


Farrokh was formerly President of the Connect and Control Technologies division of ITT Inc ("ITT"), a US listed industrials group.  Farrokh has significant international operational and leadership experience, combined with having held senior roles in both Strategy and M&A. Prior to joining ITT, Farrokh held senior management roles at both Eaton Corporation and Pratt & Whitney.  Farrokh lives on the East Coast of the US and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.


Alan Giddins, Chair of Hill & Smith, said:


"On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome Farrokh to Hill & Smith.  The US is a key market for the Group, and a geography in which we see significant growth potential. As a result, the Group has been keen to bring onto the Board a US based non-executive with complementary industrial experience.  I am extremely pleased that we have been able to attract someone of Farrokh's calibre."


 For further information, please contact:

Hill & Smith Holdings PLC

Alan Giddins, Chairman                                                                 Tel:  44 (0)121 704 7434

MHP Communications

Andrew Jaques/Rachel Farrington/Catherine Chapman         Tel:  44 (0)20 3128 8613


Notes to Editors

Hill & Smith Holdings PLC creates sustainable infrastructure and safe transport through innovation. The Group employs c.4,500 people worldwide with the majority employed by its autonomous, agile, customer focussed operating businesses based in the UK, USA, France, Sweden, India and Australia. It has a head office in the UK and it is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: HILS.L).


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


Roads & Security:  supplying products and services to support road and highway infrastructure including temporary and permanent road safety barriers, renewable energy lighting and power solutions, Intelligent Traffic Solutions, street lighting columns and bridge parapets. The security portfolio includes hostile vehicle mitigation solutions, high security fencing and automated gate solutions.


Utilities: supplying steel and engineered composite solutions with low embodied energy for a wide range of infrastructure markets including energy generation and distribution, marine, rail and housing. The division also supplies engineered pipe supports for the water, power and liquid natural gas markets and seismic protection solutions.


Galvanizing Services: dramatically increasing the sustainability and maintenance free life of steel products including structural steel work, lighting, bridges, agricultural and other products for the industrial and infrastructure markets.

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