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Wednesday, March 28, 2007
New CEO and managing director for Cheadle-based Wienerberger UK

Wienerberger has appointed Bert Jan Koekoek as chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director of its UK business.

Also CEO of the company's Dutch operation, Koekoek will use his experience to further strengthen Wienerberger's UK market position. His role will include overall responsibility for developing the Terca brand of clay facing bricks and the Koramic brand of clay roof tiles.

"I've spent eight years working at Wienerberger in The Netherlands and I'm now looking forward to using my skills and knowledge here in the UK," says Koekoek. "It's a very competitive market, but there are significant growth opportunities that we want to take advantage of.

"I will be looking to develop and enhance our UK strategy to ensure we can continue to position ourselves as the most dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking clay specialists in the market."

In addition to his new role, Koekoek will retain his position as CEO of Wienerberger's Dutch business. He will be based in both the UK and the Netherlands, spending half of his time at Wienerberger's head office in Cheadle, Cheshire.


For more information, please contact:
Debbie Garritty / Emily Goehler, Bell Pottinger North
dgarritty@bellpottingernorth.co.uk / egoehler@bellpottingernorth.co.uk
Tel: 01625 506444

Notes to Editors:

Wienerberger AG is the world's largest producer of bricks and number two in the European roofing market. With 575 employees, Wienerberger Ltd. is the group's UK operation, offering clay facing bricks under the Terca brand and clay roofing tiles under the Koramic brand.

Incorporating approximately 200 clay facing bricks, the Terca range is manufactured from nine strategic sites across the UK to provide customers with bricks that reflect local building styles.

Wienerberger Ltd. believes in using natural clay products to provide a sustainable environment, which is attractive and harmonious with the local surroundings. Through all stages of production, from extraction through to the final product, the company places the highest value on sparing resources and minimising environment impact.

For further information please visit: www.wienerberger.co.uk


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