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Richard Dugas to retire as PulteGroup chairman and CEO

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Staff writer | Atlanta, Ga., USA | April 5, 2016
Richard DugasApril 5, 2016, Atlanta, Ga., USA - PulteGroup, a homebuilder, announced that Richard J. Dugas, Jr. will retire as chairman and CEO at the May 2017 annual meeting.
Mr. Dugas has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of PulteGroup since August 18, 2009, and as Chief Executive Officer since July 1, 2003. He also served as President from July 1, 2003 to February 15, 2016, at which time Ryan Marshall was named Company President.

In August 2009, Mr. Dugas was named Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer following PulteGroup’s successful merger with Centex Corporation. Prior to mid-2003, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Company.

Since 1994, Mr. Dugas has served in several management positions at PulteGroup. Prior to becoming COO in May 2002, he was Coastal Region President with responsibility for the Company’s Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee operations.

Mr. Dugas also served as City President and Market Manager for PulteGroup’s Atlanta Division and, earlier, as Process Improvement Vice President.

Prior to joining PulteGroup, he worked for PepsiCo in process improvement and plant operational efficiency, and at Exxon Company USA in marketing, retail and customer service functions.

Mr. Dugas is a graduate of Louisiana State University and in 2007 was inducted into the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction. He currently serves as Chairman of Leading Builders of America. In January 2014,he was named to the Board of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.