– USA, IL – Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), an industry-leading home and security products company, announced today that it has elected Susan Saltzbart Kilsby to its Board of Directors. She was elected by the board at its July 28, 2015 board meeting and her position is effective immediately.
“We are excited to welcome Ms. Kilsby to Fortune Brands’ Board of Directors. She is a well-respected and accomplished global business leader who brings a wealth of experience to our organization,” said David Thomas, non-executive chairman, Board of Directors, Fortune Brands. “Her vast experience combined with deep industry knowledge is a true asset to help lead our organization towards continued success.”
Ms. Kilsby spent most of her career at Credit Suisse AG, holding a variety of senior positions including managing director of European mergers and acquisitions of Credit Suisse and most recently serving as senior advisor until her retirement in May 2014. Ms. Kilsby also has a distinguished global career in investment banking having held senior positions with The First Boston Corporation, Bankers Trust and Barclaysde Zoete Wedd. She has been a director of Shire Plc since 2011 and a non-executive chairman since April 2014. She also is a member of the board of directors of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. and BBA Aviation PLC. Former board positions include L’Occitane International S.A. and Coca-Cola HBC AG. Ms. Kilsby holds a BA in Economics from Wellesley College and an MBA from Yale School of Management.
“Ms. Kilsby’s expertise and insights will further support our focus on driving shareholder value as we continue to grow,” said Chris Klein, chief executive officer, Fortune Brands. “With this latest addition to our Board, now consisting of nine members, we are even better positioned to execute our business strategy.”
About Fortune Brands
Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., creates products and services that help fulfill the dreams of homeowners and help people feel more secure. The Company’s trusted brands include MasterBrand cabinets, Moen faucets, Therma-Tru entry door systems, and Master Lock and SentrySafe security products. Fortune Brands holds market leadership positions in all of its segments. Fortune Brands is part of the S&P MidCap 400 Index.
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