GENERAL CABLE ANNOUNCES STEPHEN ROUSH AS VICE PRESIDENT OF NORTH AMERICAN HUMAN RESOURCES


HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, February 2, 2009 – General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC), a leading global supplier of wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, specialty and communications markets, announced today that Stephen Roush has joined General Cable as Vice President, North American Human Resources.  Roush will report to Gregory J. Lampert, Executive Vice President of the Company, and President and Chief Executive Officer of General Cable North America.

In this role, Roush will lead the General Cable’s human resources function to leverage the efficiency of the Company’s associates while assisting its Leadership Team in maximizing organizational development and potential.  His duties with the Company will also include overseeing labor, recruiting, training, and compensation and benefits.

“Steve brings substantive generalist human resources experience in the electrical industry to this role,” said Lampert.  “He will be identifying and driving innovation in human resources systems and design.  He has held senior human resources leadership positions at Roper Corporation, Commonwealth Industries and ARCO/Logan Aluminum Incorporated.”

Roush has both a Master’s degree in Adult and Continuing Education and a Doctorate in Organizational Design from Virginia Tech.  He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, specialty and communications markets. The Company offers competitive strengths in such areas as breadth of product line, brand recognition, distribution and logistics, sales and service and operating efficiency.  Energy cables include low-, medium- and high-voltage power distribution and power transmission products. The Industrial and Specialty segment  is comprised of application-specific cables for uses such as electrical power generation (traditional fuels, alternative and renewable sources, and distributed generation), the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, mining, industrial automation, marine, military and aerospace applications, power applications in the telecommunications industry, and other key industrial segments. Communications wire and cable products transmit low-voltage signals for voice, data, video and control applications. Visit our website at www.GeneralCable.com.


Release No. 0591
02/03/09