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Board Appointment

Mon 27th June, 2011 11:00am
RNS Number : 1490J
Cookson Group PLC
27 June 2011

27 June 2011







Cookson Group plc, the international materials science company, announces that Dr Emma FitzGerald is to join the Board as a non-executive Director with effect from 1 August 2011.


Dr FitzGerald is Vice President, Global Retail Network for Shell International. She joined Shell in 1992, and has held a variety of general management, strategic and technical roles.  Dr FitzGerald has extensive experience of the Asia Pacific region and has served on Boards in Korea and China.


From 2007 to 2010 Emma was Vice President, Shell Downstream Strategy and Consultancy. Other positions include Managing Director, Shell China/HongKong Lubricants from 2004 to 2007; General Manager, Shell Industry Lubricants Asia Pacific from 2004 to 2005 and Managing Director, Shell Gas Ltd, UK from 2001 to 2004.


Emma holds a DPhil in Physical Sciences from Oxford University and an MBA from Manchester Business School. Her doctorate specialised in the development of new semiconductor technologies.


She is a Trustee of Windsor Leadership Trust.


There are no further disclosures required in respect of Dr FitzGerald under paragraph 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules.


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Shareholder/Analyst Enquiries

Cookson Group plc                                       Jeff Harris, Chairman

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About Cookson Group plc:


Cookson Group plc is a leading materials science company operating on a worldwide basis in Ceramics, Electronics and Precious Metals markets.


The Ceramics division is the world leader in the supply of advanced consumable refractory products and systems to the global steel and foundry industries and a leading supplier of speciality ceramic products to the glass and solar industries.  It is also a regional leader in the US, UK and Australia in the supply and installation of monolithic refractory linings.


The Electronics division is a leading supplier of advanced surface treatment and plating chemicals and assembly materials to the electronics, automotive, industrial and construction markets.


The Precious Metals division is a leading supplier of fabricated precious metals (primarily gold, silver and platinum) to the jewellery industry in the US, the UK, France and Spain, and also has significant precious metal recycling operations in Europe.


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