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For Immediate Release
February 8, 2011


Joe Deehan appointed General Manager of Fergusonís Hampton Roads region

NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Joe Deehan has been appointed General Manager of the Hampton Roads, Va. region, which includes branches in Williamsburg, Gloucester, Newport News, Suffolk, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Kitty Hawk. Effective Feb. 1, Deehan will be responsible for managing the financial results of Fergusonís Hampton Roads branches, developing the associates and delivering superior customer service.

"I am excited about working with the talented team in Hampton Roads. It is going to be fun to learn and work with such an experienced group," says Deehan. "The challenge of learning a new market and getting close to the customers will be exhilarating."

Deehan joined Ferguson in 1996 as a trainee in Atlanta, Ga., and became an outside sales associate in 1998. He was quickly promoted to branch manager for Atlanta in 2002 and to general manager in 2004 for Savannah, Ga. Since 2007, Joe has served as general manager for the Jacksonville, Fla. branches. Deehan has won numerous sales and leadership awards during his tenure with Ferguson. Under his leadership, the Savannah team won Most Improved Supply House of the Year for 2005-06.

A native of Baltimore, Md., Deehan graduated from West Virginia University in 1993.

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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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