Re: Appointments

Severfield-Rowen PLC 8 February 2002 8 February 2002 Severfield-Rowen plc Appointment of Managing Director of Group Subsidiary and new Commercial Director Severfield-Rowen plc, the UK's largest structural steel group, announces the appointment of Peter Emerson as Managing Director of the Group's recently acquired subsidiary, Watson Steel, whilst retaining his position on the Board. Mr. Emerson will be leaving his position as Commercial Director of the Group in order to take up the important role of overseeing the integration process and developing the full potential of Watson Steel in the future. Tom Haughey will be joining Severfield- Rowen as the Group's new Commercial Director and will become a member of the Board of Directors with immediate effect. Mr Haughey, 45, is a leading figure in the steel construction sector. He joins Severfield- Rowen from Corus plc where he has been Commercial Director of the company's Construction and Industrial Division for the past three years. At Corus his main responsibilities were to oversee the domestic and international strategic development of steel sections and plates for the construction market. Peter Levine, Chairman, commenting on the appointments said today: 'We are delighted to appoint Peter Emerson as the Managing Director of Watson Steel. Having main board representation within the Group's subsidiary clearly demonstrates the importance that the Group attaches to its future contribution. 'Tom Haughey brings with him a first class knowledge of the steel construction market and has an outstanding reputation within the industry. Over the years he has built up an envious list of contacts from within the steel supply side to fabricators, through to the main contractors and clients. 'Together these are major appointments for Severfield-Rowen and important additions to the Board. They clearly highlight the continued progress of the Group's strategy for growth and are fitting additions to a company that leads the field in its particular markets.' - ends - For further information, please contact: Severfield-Rowen Peter Levine 01132 469 993 Financial Dynamics Peter Otero/ Richard Mountain 020 7269 7103 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange


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