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CSIRO Chairman Stands Aside

15 February 2007

Mr Peter Wilcox, Chairman of CSIRO, has been named as a defendant in a civil action brought by Australian Securities and Investments Commission against directors and former directors of James Hardie.

Mr Wilcox resigned as a director of James Hardie in 2001.

Although there is no obligation on Mr Wilcox to do so, he has offered to stand aside as Chairman of CSIRO. I have accepted his offer.

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