Core & Main Elects James D. Hope to Board

ST. LOUIS, May 1, 2024—Core & Main Inc. (NYSE: CNM), a leader in advancing reliable infrastructure with local service, nationwide, announced today that James D. Hope has been appointed to its board of directors. Hope has extensive experience, having held several executive level roles in the areas of finance, sales and operations, in addition to public company board experience.

“We are very pleased to welcome Jim to our board,” said Steve LeClair, chair and CEO of Core & Main. “Jim is a proven leader who has helped create value through strategic planning and operational execution throughout his career. His deep financial expertise and leadership experience will be invaluable to Core & Main and its stakeholders.”

From 2018 until his retirement at the end of 2022, Hope served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Performance Food Group Company (“PFG”), a leading marketer and distributor of food and food-related products across the United States. Prior to that position, Hope served as PFG’s executive vice president of operations from 2014 to 2018. Prior to joining PFG, Hope spent 26 years in various leadership roles at Sysco Corporation, most recently serving as executive vice president of business transformation. Hope brings to the board a well-rounded background, including public company accounting and reporting, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, and risk management and mitigation.

“It is an honor to be joining Core & Main’s board of directors. I look forward to sharing my experience in finance and capital markets, distribution and M&A to further enhance the company’s strategic vision and long-term growth opportunities,” Hope said.

Hope becomes the eighth independent director on Core & Main’s nine-member board. In addition to Hope, independent directors include Bhavani Amirthalingam, Robert Buck, James Castellano, Dennis Gipson, Orvin Kimbrough, Kathleen Mazzarella and Margaret Newman. Information about Core & Main’s board of directors, including their bios, can be found here.

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 more than 350 locations across the U.S., the company provides its customers local expertise backed by a national supply chain. Core & Main’s nearly 5,500 associates are committed to helping their communities thrive with safe and reliable infrastructure. Visit to learn more.

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