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DEREK BONHAM NAMED DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF HANSON; DAVID CLARKE APPOINTED A VICE CHAIRMAN

 NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Lord Hanson, Chairman of Hanson PLC (NYSE: HAN), today announced the appointment of Derek C. Bonham, Hanson's Chief Executive, as Deputy Chairman. David H. Clarke, Deputy Chairman and CEO of Hanson Industries, has been appointed a Vice Chairman of Hanson PLC.
 Derek Rosling CBE, an original founder in 1964 of the company in its present form, has relinquished his vice chairmanship ahead of his proposed retirement from the board in May 1994. Lord Hanson said, "On behalf of the board, I thank Derek for his tremendous and largely unsung efforts which have helped create Hanson PLC."
 Mr. Bonham, 50, joined Hanson in 1971 as deputy financial comptroller. He became financial comptroller in 1973, an associate director in 1976 and joined the board of Hanson PLC in 1981 as finance director. He was appointed chief executive in April 1992. He is a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (USA) and has served on the Accounting Standards Committee (UK).
 Mr. Clarke, 52, has been President and CEO of Hanson Industries since 1978, having joined in 1973 when his family business, J. Howard Smith Inc., became Hanson's first US acquisition. He was appointed Deputy Chairman of Hanson Industries in March 1992. He has been a director of Hanson PLC since 1989 and is also on the National Advisory Board of Chemical Bank, a director of Marine Harvest International Inc. and Smith Corona Corporation.
 Hanson PLC is a British-American industrial management corporation. In the US, Hanson Industries' operations include Peabody Holding Company, Quantum Chemical, Suburban Propane, SCM Chemicals, Cavenham Forest Industries, Beazer, Grove Crane, Jacuzzi Whirlpool Baths, Tommy Armour Golf, and Hanson Office Products, among others.
 In the United Kingdom, Hanson's holdings include Imperial Tobacco, ARC Aggregates, London Brick, Butterley Brick, Beazer Homes and Smith Meters.
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 /CONTACT: Mickey Foster of Hanson Industries, 908-603-6977/
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