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Non Executive Director Appointment

19 December, 2012

Wolseley plc today announces the appointment of Pilar Lopez to its Board as a Non Executive Director with effect from 1 January 2013.  Pilar will also become a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees of the Board.

Pilar, 42, is Chief Financial Officer for Telefónica Europe, a position she has held since 2007.  Through her role at Telefónica she is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Telefónica Czech Republic AS and Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG.  She joined Telefónica in 1999 working in a number of finance and strategy positions across the European and Latin American businesses.  Prior to this Pilar worked in a variety of roles at J. P. Morgan, the US banking corporation, in Madrid, London and New York where she became a Vice President. 

Commenting on the Board appointment, Gareth Davis, Chairman, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Pilar to the Wolseley team. She brings a great deal of corporate and financial experience, having worked in a range of senior roles handling complex issues in global businesses. We look forward to working with her.”

For further information please contact

Wolseley plc
Richard Shoylekov, Company Secretary and General Counsel 
Tel: +41 (0) 41723 2230

Mark Fearon, Director of
Corporate Communications and IR

Mobile: +44 (0) 7711 875070

Brunswick (Media Enquiries)
Mike Harrison, Sophie Brand

Tel: +44 (0)20 7404 5959