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Directorate Change

Vesuvius plc, the global leader in metal flow engineering, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nelda Connors as a non-executive Director with effect from today, 1 March 2013.

From 2008 to 2011, Ms Connors was President and CEO of Tyco International, Electrical & Metal Products division (renamed Atkore International in 2010), the global producer of electrical steel conduit, mechanical and structural steel, and fence and fire protection products. Prior to that she spent six years at Eaton Corporation, the diversified power management company, in a number of international management roles which included nearly four years based in Shanghai. Ms. Connors spent much of her early career in the automotive industry working for Ford, Chrysler and Mogami Denki, a Toyota supplier. During this period she undertook roles in plant management, engineering, quality, customer service and strategic planning and worked in the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific.

Ms Connors is a US Citizen and currently a non-executive Director of Blount International, Inc., a manufacturer of industrial products and power equipment, and medical devices provider Boston Scientific Corporation. She also sits on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and is Chairwoman and Founder of Pine Grove Holdings, LLC, a consultancy that provides advisory services to private equity and investment firms and limited investments to small and mid-sized businesses.

John McDonough, Chairman of Vesuvius, said:
"I am very pleased to welcome Nelda to the Vesuvius Board. Her strong engineering and lean manufacturing background, combined with her extensive international experience, make Nelda an excellent addition to the newly shaped Board."

No other disclosure obligations arise under paragraphs (1) to (6) of LR 9.6.13 R of the UK Listing Authority's Listing Rules in respect of this appointment.

For further information please contact:

Shareholder/Analyst Enquiries:
Vesuvius plc
John McDonough, Chairman

Maddy Cox-Smith, IR Manager
+44 (0)20 7822 0000

Media Enquiries:
MHP Communications
John Olsen / Ian Payne
+44 (0)20 3128 8100

About Vesuvius

Vesuvius is a global leader in metal flow engineering, developing, manufacturing and marketing mission-critical ceramic consumable products and systems to demanding applications, primarily in the global steel and foundry industries. Vesuvius also supplies fabricated precious metals to the jewellery industry in Europe and has significant precious metals recycling operations.