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For Immediate Release
August 2, 2011


Steve Johnson DM of Ferguson NorthwestSteve Johnson promoted to district manager of Ferguson's Northwest region

NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Steve Johnson was promoted to the position of district manager of Ferguson's Northwest region which includes Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. In this role, he will be responsible for determining strategic direction, managing financial performance and ensuring customer satisfaction for the Ferguson branches that reside in the region.

"It is an honor for me to have the opportunity to work with such a fantastic group of associates in the Northwest District and West Coast Region," said Johnson. "We are seeing some much needed signs of market improvement in the Northwest, and our goal will focus on setting even higher standards of customer service, vendor alignment and market awareness."

Johnson began his career with Ferguson through the trainee program, starting in Eugene, Ore., in 1996. Throughout his tenure, he held the positions of branch manager and general manager at several Northwest locations.

Johnson is a graduate of Oregon State University and a native of Eugene, Ore.

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Ferguson
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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