Oldcastle Glass(R) Chief Executive Elected to Serve on the Executive Board of the Design Futures Council

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 29 /CNW/ -- Edwin B. (Ted) Hathaway, Chief
Executive of Oldcastle Glass(R), was recently elected to serve on the
Executive Board of the Design Futures Council. The Council--an industry
think-tank--is regarded as the preeminent interdisciplinary network of design
and construction leaders who work together to advance the future of design,
architecture, engineering, and building technology. Leveraging the leadership
from a distinguished Executive Board, The Design Futures Council has been a
resource for providing strategic insights on the future of design and
construction through its publication DesignIntelligence.

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    "I look forward to serving in this important role with the Design Futures
Council.  The Council is an invaluable source for architects, designers,
manufacturers and other building professionals throughout the world who help
shape the future of our industry and environment," said Ted Hathaway, who
holds an MBA degree with honors from Columbia Business School. Hathaway
started his career with Oldcastle, Inc. as Vice President, Development, was
promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Oldcastle Glass(R) in 1998 and was
named Chief Executive Officer in 2000.

    In 1990, Hathaway identified the need for and championed the formation of
Oldcastle Glass(R) with the $100 million acquisition of HGP Industries, an
architectural glass fabricator with $80M in sales and 11 operating locations.
Over the next two decades, 30 bolt-on acquisitions advanced the business to
North American leadership with sales in excess of $1.2 billion.  Oldcastle
Glass(R) currently has 68 locations in 26 states and four Canadian provinces,
and employs more than 5,000 people.  Ted is also a member of the Board of
Trustees of the New York-based Museum of Arts and Design.

    About Oldcastle Glass(R) - Oldcastle Glass(R) is the leading supplier of
architectural glass and aluminum glazing systems, including custom-engineered
curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors
and skylights.

    Oldcastle Glass(R) is a subsidiary of CRH plc, one of the world's top
five international building products companies.


    For more information, contact Susan Trimble: Director of Corporate
    Tel: (310) 264-4700


For further information:

For further information: Susan Trimble, Director of Corporate
Communications of Oldcastle Glass, +1-310-264-4700,
strimble@oldcastleglass.com Web Site: http://www.oldcastleglass.com

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