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Costain Group Makes Senior Strategic Appointment

19 June 2012

The Costain Group has appointed Mark Rogerson MBE to its Executive Board in the new role of Chief Development Officer.

As part of the on-going transformation of Costain, Mark, who joins from Serco, will be responsible for developing and negotiating large long-term contracts with customers. These will combine the broadening range of design, construction and maintenance services provided by the Costain Group.

His focus will be on growth through the further development of effective partnering strategies, optimising business development capability and playing a major part in the achievement of future targets through long term customer relationships, new contracts and acquisitions.

Previously Mark played a key role in Serco’s development into a global brand. He joined Serco Group plc in 2004 and gained experience in account management and business development roles before being appointed as Managing Director of Serco’s Defence Operations and Civil Aviation business. Subsequently, he joined the Board of Serco North America. In 2010, he became the Serco Group’s Head of Operational Efficiency.

“I am delighted to be joining the Costain Group at a time when the Company is transforming into a leading UK engineering solutions provider,” said Mark. “Costain has already made significant progress in developing its design and maintenance capabilities in addition to the established construction operation. We have a tremendous opportunity to establish further our presence as a broad based Tier One engineering solutions provider and I look forward to playing a major part in that process.”

Andrew Wyllie, Costain Group Chief Executive, said:

“Our target customers are spending billions of pounds per annum on capital, operations and maintenance contracts. Those same customers are expecting suppliers to provide broad and bespoke solutions to their specific requirements by delivering a service across engineering consultancy, construction and operations and maintenance. We want to be the first choice for those customers and Mark, with his considerable experience and success in this field, will bring additional expertise and leadership which can only benefit the Company in the future.”