Forterra announces Martin Sutherland to its Board as upcoming Independent Non-Executive Director

– UK, Northampton – Forterra plc (LSE:FORT), is pleased to announce that Martin Sutherland will join the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from the close of the AGM on 23 May 2017. Martin Sutherland is the Chief Executive Officer of De La Rue plc. Prior to joining De La Rue in 2014, Martin held senior management roles at BAE Systems plc and Detica plc.

In addition, following the announcement that an affiliate of Lone Star Funds has sold all of its remaining holding in the Company, under the terms of the Relationship Agreement between the Company and such affiliate of Lone Star, Bradley Boggess and Richard “Chip” Cammerer Jr have both resigned as Directors of the Company with immediate effect. The Relationship Agreement has now also terminated.

Following the above resignations, resolutions 10 and 11 seeking the re-election of both Brad and Chip which were to be voted upon at the AGM will now be withdrawn.

The search for a further Independent Non-Executive Director is underway and an announcement will be made when appropriate.

Paul Lester CBE, Chairman of Forterra commented “I am delighted that Martin Sutherland has agreed to join the Board of Forterra at a key stage in the Company’s development. Martin has gained extensive board level experience over many years and he will be a valuable addition to the Board. I would also like to express our thanks to both Brad and Chip as they leave the Board. Their contribution in our first year as a listed company is greatly appreciated.”

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