Rijswijk, the Netherlands – Mr Kerst K. Troost  – currently Financial and commercial director at Shell UK – will join HBG, Hollandsche Beton Groep nv, as of 2 January 2000.
Mr Troost will be appointed member of the Board of Management of HBG as of 12 May 2000, after the General Meeting of Shareholders. As of this date the Board of Management will consist of Mr J.J.M. Veraart, Mr C.J.A. Reigersman, Mr D. Sinninghe Damsté, Mr K.K. Troost and Mr D. de Waard.
Arno C. Pronk, HBG Public Relations, telephone +31 70 3722121.