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GMS Board Members Recognized for Excellence in Board Leadership

TUCKER, Ga. , September 21 /Businesswire/ - GMS Inc. (NYSE: GMS), a leading North American specialty building products distributor, is proud to announce that two members of its Board of Directors have been recognized for their excellence in board leadership and significant professional achievements.

Peter C. Browning has received the B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award from The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), a peer-to-peer network of board directors with more than 23,000 members. The award is given annually to a director who has demonstrated exceptional achievements throughout the full scope of their board career, including commitment to the improvement of corporate governance practices and excellent leadership. Since 1989, Mr. Browning has served on the boards of directors of fourteen publicly traded companies and during that time, has been Chairman and CEO, CEO, non-executive chair, lead director and chair of audit, compensation, and governance/nominating committees. He has extensive experience in a wide variety of corporate governance and compensation issues and is an accomplished author in the field.

Teri P. McClure was awarded The Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award by DirectWomen, a national nonprofit with a mission to increase the representation of women lawyers on corporate boards. The award annually honors women lawyers who have served with distinction as directors of public companies and have made significant achievements to advance the value of diversity in the workplace and in board positions. Ms. McClure has served as a director of many public and private companies, including transportation, shipping, and engineering and construction firms. Her board expertise includes governance, strategic human capital and culture, executive compensation, strategic planning, performance management and succession, global legal and regulatory compliance, government affairs, and crisis management.

John J. Gavin, Chair of GMS, said, "On behalf of the entire Board of Directors of GMS, I congratulate Peter and Teri for these well-deserved honors. It is gratifying to see that organizations like these recognize the incredible talent that we on the Board get to experience every day. The selections of Peter and Teri for these important distinctions speak not only to this level of talent but also underscore our commitment to the highest level of corporate governance standards and promoting diversity and corporate governance principles. We are fortunate to have directors of such high caliber serving on our Board and benefit from their extensive knowledge and experience.”

About GMS:

Founded in 1971, GMS operates a network of over 300 distribution centers with extensive product offerings of Wallboard, Ceilings, Steel Framing and Complementary Products. In addition, GMS operates more than 100 tool sales, rental and service centers, providing a comprehensive selection of building products and solutions for its residential and commercial contractor customer base across the United States and Canada. The Company’s unique operating model combines the benefits of a national platform and strategy with a local go-to-market focus, enabling GMS to generate significant economies of scale while maintaining high levels of customer service.

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STORY TAGS: Award, Georgia, United States, North America, Commercial Building & Real Estate, Construction & Property, Women, Professional Services, DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion), Consumer, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Other Construction & Property, Residential Building & Real Estate,


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