Core & Main Elects Stephen LeClair as Chairman of Board as Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Sells Remaining Stake

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 8, 2024—Core & Main Inc. (NYSE: CNM), a leader in advancing reliable infrastructure with local service, nationwide, today announced that its board of directors has elected Stephen O. LeClair as the new chairman of the board, effective immediately. LeClair will continue serving as chief executive officer of Core & Main. James G. Castellano will serve as lead independent director, in addition to his responsibilities as the audit committee chair, and Kathleen M. Mazzarella will serve as chair of the nominating and governance committee.

In addition to these changes, James G. Berges, Nathan L. Sleeper, Jonathan L. Zrebiec and Ian A. Rorick, all affiliates of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), have resigned from Core & Main’s board after serving since 2017, when CD&R assumed a majority stake in Core & Main. CD&R sold its remaining stake in Core & Main in January 2024.

“I would like to thank Jim, Nate, J.L. and Ian for serving on the board for the last several years. Their leadership helped guide Core & Main into what it is today,” said LeClair. “I am honored to have been appointed chairman of the board and I have never been more excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for Core & Main. Our focus continues to be on delivering local service, nationwide, while driving profitable growth, generating strong cash flow and delivering superior value to our shareholders.”

“It has been a privilege serving as Core & Main’s chairman of the board and helping the business become an independent public company,” said Berges. “During this time, Core & Main generated significant growth and expanded their products, services and capabilities to provide more value to their customers.”

About Core & Main

Based in St. Louis, Core & Main is a leader in advancing reliable infrastructure with local service, nationwide®. As a leading specialized distributor with a focus on water, wastewater, storm drainage and fire protection products, and related services, Core & Main provides solutions to municipalities, private water companies and professional contractors across municipal, non-residential and residential end markets, nationwide. With approximately 320 locations across the U.S., the company provides its customers local expertise backed by a national supply chain. Core & Main’s 4,500 associates are committed to helping their communities thrive with safe and reliable infrastructure. Visit to learn more.

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