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Forterra Announces Rich Hunter as President of Drainage Pipe & Products and Vik Bhatia of Water Pipe & Products Segments

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IRVING, Texas, March 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Forterra, Inc. (“Forterra” or the "Company”) (NASDAQ: FRTA), a leading manufacturer of water and drainage pipe and products in the United States and Eastern Canada, today announced the appointment of Rich Hunter as President of its Drainage Pipe & Products (“Drainage”) segment, and Vik Bhatia as President of its Water Pipe & Products (“Water”) segment.  In their new roles, Rich and Vik will continue to report to Jeff Bradley, Chief Executive Officer.   

Hired as Chief Operating Officer in June 2018, Rich has successfully directed the operations team in delivering measurable improvements in cost, productivity and quality.  Vik, who joined Forterra in August of 2017, has had several senior leadership roles, most recently providing focused commercial leadership in the development and execution of sales and customer service strategy for Water. 

Forterra CEO Jeff Bradley commented, “Rich and Vik have proven themselves as strong leaders who are both committed and able to develop high performing teams, deliver results, and create value for both customers and investors. Appointing them as leaders of the Drainage and Water segments positions us well for future success.” 

About Forterra
Forterra is a leading manufacturer of water and drainage pipe and products in the U.S. and Eastern Canada for a variety of water-related infrastructure applications, including water transmission, distribution, drainage and stormwater systems. Based in Irving, Texas, Forterra’s product breadth and significant scale help make it a one-stop shop for water related pipe and products, and a preferred supplier to a wide variety of customers, including contractors, distributors and municipalities. For more information on Forterra, visit http://forterrabp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "estimate", "plan", "outlook", and "project" and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on historical information available at the time the statements are made and are based on management's reasonable belief or expectations with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's control, that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from the belief or expectations expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect future events, developments or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable law. Investors are referred to the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K, for additional information regarding the risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.

Company Contact Information:
David J. Lawrence
Vice President of Treasury and Investor Relations
469-299-9113
IR@forterrabp.com

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