January 7, 2019

NCI Building Systems Announces CFO Retirement

NCI Building Systems, Inc. (NYSE: NCS) (“NCI” or the “Company”) announced today that Shawn K. Poe, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer has informed the Board of Directors of the Company of his plans to retire from his position, effective May 31, 2019.

James S. Metcalf, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Shawn has been an invaluable asset to Ply Gem over the past twenty-eight years and has played an integral role in shaping the evolution of that company, as well as the new organization we have today. His leadership and support through our recent merger transaction was instrumental to its success and we believe that he leaves our organization much stronger for his outstanding service. Shawn’s financial and operational expertise has guided Ply Gem through many industrial cycles, including a series of market and financial transactions that have established the foundation of this Company for years to come. On behalf of the entire Company and our Board of Directors, our thanks to Shawn for his many contributions and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

Mr. Poe commented, “It has been my distinct pleasure to work with the Ply Gem and NCI employees, Board, and customers over these many years. I am extremely proud of all the growth and successes we have achieved over the past three decades, in addition to the steps we have taken as a Company to establish a market leading exterior building products company. My thanks to Jim, our Board and the members of my team for all of their support during my time with the Company.”

The Company will commence a search for a new Chief Financial Officer, considering both internal and external candidates.

About NCI Building Systems and Ply Gem Holdings, Inc.

The combination of NCI and Ply Gem, headquartered in Cary, NC, establishes a leading exterior building products manufacturer with a broad range of products to residential and commercial customers for both new construction and repair & remodel. With a portfolio of key products which includes windows, doors, siding, metal wall and roof systems, engineered commercial buildings, insulated metal panels, stone and other adjacent products, the Company has more than 20,000 employees across 80 manufacturing, distribution and office locations throughout North America. For more information, visit www.ncibuildingsystems.com or www.plygem.com.


K. Darcey Matthews
Vice President, Investor Relations

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