Press Release

Appointment of Non-Executive Director

1 June 2015


Balfour Beatty plc, the international infrastructure group, announces Stephen Billingham has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 June 2015.

Stephen has over three decades of business and management experience, including 11 years at Balfour Beatty's predecessor BICC plc.  He is currently Executive Chairman of Punch Taverns plc (where he will stand down from executive duties later this month), Chairman of Anglian Water Group Ltd and an HMG appointed non-executive director of Urenco Ltd.  Previously he was Finance Director of British Energy Group plc and WS Atkins plc.

Philip Aiken, Chairman, said: "I am delighted that Stephen has agreed to join the Balfour Beatty Board.  He brings immense experience of different industries, including construction and support services, both from the supplier and the client side, as well as having a strong background in Finance in several complex organisations.  Stephen Billingham will be the fifth new director to join in 2015, as we make good progress to strengthen both Balfour Beatty's Board and executive management.''

There are no disclosures required under paragraph 9.6.13(2)-(6) of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.


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Notes to editors:

Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group.

With 36,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth.

We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.

Our main geographies are the UK, US, Middle East and South East Asia. Over the last 100 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics' Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong's first Zero Carbon building, the world's biggest shopping mall in Dubai, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

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