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For Immediate Release
January 18, 2011

The Wolseley Industrial Group Adds Experienced Talent in the Midwest

NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Wolseley Industrial Group, a division of Ferguson Enterprises and the leading supplier of solutions to the North America industrial market, is pleased to announce Randy Howard has rejoined the company as an Engineered Product Sales Manager. In this newly created position, Howard is responsible for the long-term marketing and sales growth plan for engineered products and services including valves, automation, instrumentation stream specialties and engineered piping systems in the Midwest region comprised of Missouri, Illinois and Western Kentucky.

"I am excited to rejoin the team and look forward to using my experience to grow market share and sales of Wolseley Industrial Group's engineered products in the Midwest region," said Howard. Mike Llewellyn, General Manger of Ferguson's St. Louis branch comments, "Randy has years of industry experience, and his knowledge and talents will help us continue to be a leader in the markets we serve."

Howard brings more than 25 years of successful mechanical construction and sales management to the Wolseley Industrial Group. Previously, he was employed with Ferguson from 1997-2002 as the Midwest Territory Sales Manager. In 2002, Howard became the Midwest Regional Sales Manager for Crane Valve Industrial Group where he was awarded the Crane President Sales Award for 2007-2009 and the Crane President Profit Award for 2008-2009. Howard currently serves on the Board of Directors of First St. Louis Credit Union and is an active member of both the Mechanical Contractors Association and the Associated General Contractors of America.


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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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