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For Immediate Release
June 16, 2010

Ferguson announces recipients of 2010 Ferguson Scholarship Fund
Annual program helps top students from across the country realize their academic potential

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Ten finalists, selected from nearly 100 applicants nationwide, have been chosen to each receive a $1,500 scholarship on behalf of Virginia-based Ferguson. The scholarships, renewable for up to three consecutive years, are available to students currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited full-time two- or four-year program at a college, trade or vocational school anywhere in the U.S.

The winners of this year’s scholarships are:

Established in 2007, the Ferguson Scholarship Fund was created to provide financial assistance to children of Ferguson associates who are pursuing excellence in post secondary education. Candidates apply for the scholarships through the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia. An independent Scholarship Selection Committee then chooses the recipients based on the completed application packet and evidence of commitment to academic performance, standardized test scores, school and community involvement and financial need.

Now entering its fourth year, two previous recipients of the Ferguson Scholarship Fund — Robert Evans from Tennessee Technological University and Kimberly Frazier from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse —became the first Ferguson Scholars to graduate this May.

More information on the program, this year’s winners and the guidelines for eligibility and the selection process are available at www.pcfvirginia.org.


For further information, contact: communications@ferguson.com

Headquartered in Newport News, Va., Ferguson is the largest wholesale distributor of plumbing supplies in the U.S. and a major distributor of HVAC/R equipment, waterworks and fire protection products, and industrial pipes, valves and fittings. Ferguson is committed to the growth of their business, their people, and their support of the communities in which they do business. Ferguson has sales of $8.1 billion and approximately 17,000 associates in 1,350 service centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, visit www.ferguson.com.

Ferguson is part of Wolseley plc, the world's largest specialist trade distributor of plumbing and heating products to professional contractors. Group revenue for the year ended July 31, 2010, was $20.7 billion. Wolseley has around 47,000 employees operating in 25 countries and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: WOS) and is in the FTSE 100 index of listed companies.

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