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Ameron Announces Appointments to Board of Directors
PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 27, 2002--Ameron International Corporation (NYSE: AMN) today announced three appointments to the Company's board of directors. Joining the Ameron board of directors are: David Davenport, Thomas L. Lee and Dennis C. Poulsen.

David Davenport is a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and is past President of Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. He holds a B.A. degree in International Economics from Stanford University, 1972, and a J.D. degree from the University of Kansas School of Law, 1977.

Thomas L. Lee is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Newhall Land and Farming Company (NYSE: NHL), Valencia, California. He graduated from Denison University, Granville, Ohio, with a degree in Economics in 1964 and received an MBA from Stanford University in 1970.

Dennis C. Poulsen is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rose Hills Company, Whittier, California. He holds an A.B. degree in economics from Stanford University, 1964, and is a graduate of the Hastings College of Law, J.D., 1970. James S. Marlen, Ameron's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "These new directors bring a wide range of skills and experience to our existing quality board of directors. We look forward to outstanding governance and contributions from Messrs. Davenport, Lee and Poulsen." Ameron's board of directors will now total nine members, eight of which are independent directors. Mr. Marlen represents the only Ameron executive on the board.

Ameron International Corporation is a multinational manufacturer of highly-engineered products and materials for the chemical, industrial, energy, transportation and infrastructure markets. Traded on the New York Stock Exchange (AMN), Ameron is a leading producer of water transmission lines; high-performance coatings and finishes for the protection of metals and structures; fiberglass-composite pipe for transporting oil, chemicals and corrosive fluids and specialized materials and products used in infrastructure projects. The Company operates businesses in North America, South America, Europe, Australasia and Asia. It also participates in several joint-venture companies in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt and Mexico.



CONTACT: Ameron International Corporation, Pasadena

James S. Marlen or Javier Solis, 626/683-4000

KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST LATIN AMERICA EUROPE ASIA PACIFIC

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TRANSPORTATION MANUFACTURING OIL/GAS ENERGY

CHEMICALS/PLASTICS MANAGEMENT CHANGES

SOURCE: Ameron International Corporation
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