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Thursday 30 November, 2000

Carillion PLC


Carillion PLC
30 November 2000

Carillion appoints new Chief Executive

The Board of Carillion plc is pleased to announce that John McDonough is to be
appointed as its new Group Chief Executive.

The current Chairman and Chief Executive, Sir Neville Simms, will become
non-executive Chairman of Carillion, one of the UK's leading construction to
services groups.

John McDonough, who is 49, will take up his appointment in January 2001 and
will be joining Carillion from Johnson Controls Inc., where he is currently
Vice President, Integrated Facilities Management, Europe, the Middle East and
Africa. As a member of Johnson Controls top management team, he has led the
development of its integrated facilities management business across these
regions, including involvement in private finance projects and in the
provision of a range of integrated solutions for the outsourcing market.

Under the leadership of Mr McDonough, Carillion will be looking to accelerate
its strategy to generate a growing stream of more visible and predictable
earnings through the development of its service-related businesses of private
finance, infrastructure management and integrated facilities management, while
continuing to develop its well established construction activities on a
selective basis. This strategy has already seen these service-related
activities grow rapidly over the last few years to the point where they will
soon contribute around half of Carillion's operating profit.

Commenting on the appointment, Carillion's Chairman, Sir Neville Simms, said,
'I am delighted that John McDonough will be joining us as our new Chief
Executive. It is clear that he has the experience to lead Carillion forward in
the next phase of its development and growth and he will clearly be a valuable
addition to our strong senior management team.'

Deputy Chairman of Carillion and Chairman of the Appointments and Remuneration
Committee, Roger Brooke, said, 'The successful launch of Carillion and the
progress it has made in such a short time to become one of the UK's leading
construction to services companies is in no small measure due to the
leadership and commitment of Sir Neville. He will of course be continuing as
Chairman and the Board is confident that he and John McDonough will form an
excellent team for the future.'

Notes to editors

At the time of Carillon's demerger from Tarmac in July 1999, it was made clear
that the decision to combine the roles of Chairman and Chief Executive would
be for a limited period to oversee the launch of the new group and to see it
established successfully as an independent construction to services company. A
commitment to separate the roles of Chairman and Chief Executive no later than
the AGM of 2001 was given in Carillion's Listing Particulars, published in
June 1999.

After graduating in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London, in
1972, John McDonough joined Massey Ferguson where he held a number of
positions in production before moving to the parts side of the business and
subsequently to export sales. In 1991 he joined Johnson Controls Inc as UK
Managing Director, Automotive Systems Group (ASG). In 1992, he was appointed
Vice President, European Operations, ASG, and four years later, Vice
President, Asia Pacific, ASG, before becoming Vice President, Integrated
Facilities Management, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mr McDonough is
married with two children.

Sir Neville Simms has been Chairman and Chief Executive of Carillion plc since
its demerger from Tarmac in July 1999. Previously, he was Group Chief
Executive and Deputy Chairman of Tarmac plc. Sir Neville, who has spent some
35 years in the industry, was awarded a knighthood in 1998 for services to the
construction industry. He is Chairman of International Power, a member of the
Court of the Bank of England and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Carillion is one of the UK's leading construction to services companies. Since
its demerger from Tarmac, its strategy has been to develop its service-related
businesses of Private Finance, Infrastructure Management and Services, while
continuing to develop its traditional construction activities in Building and
Capital Projects on a selective basis. With a turnover in 1999 of some £1.8
billion, Carillion has leading market positions in all main areas of its
activities in the UK as well as four overseas regional businesses in France,
the Middle East, Canada and the Caribbean. In the UK, Carillion is the leader
in Private Finance construction; a major provider of integrated solutions for
the outsourcing market, especially estate management and support services for
both the public and private sectors; a leader in rail and road maintenance and
renewal; the leader in building and construction management for the retail,
office and leisure sectors; the leader in the construction and refurbishment
of social housing; and also carries out major infrastructure projects.

In addition to Sir Neville Simms, the other members of the Carillion Board

Roger Robinson - Executive Director with responsibility for Infrastructure
Management and Capital Projects.

John Sharples - Executive Director with responsibility for Building, which
includes Crown House Engineering, Carillion Housing and Carillion Professional

Euan McEwan      - Executive Director with responsibility for Services and
Private Finance.

Chris Girling - Finance Director

Roger Brooke - Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman

Alan Coppin - Non-Executive Director

Jean-Paul Parayre - Non-Executive Director

Andrew Parrish - Non-Executive Director

Roger Dickens - Non-Executive Director

For further information contact John Denning on 01902 316426 or John Davies or
Jane Smith on 01902 316444 or 316620


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