EANS-News: Wienerberger successfully completes acquisition of Meridian Brick in North America CNE

10/8, 2:00 PM (Source: euro adhoc)
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Mergers - Acquisitions - Takeovers/Strategic Management Decisions

Vienna -

* Largest acquisition by Wienerberger within the last 15 years
* Wienerberger now leading supplier of facade solutions in North America
* Strong value-creating transaction with significant synergy potential

The Wienerberger Group, the world's leading supplier of building materials and
infrastructure solutions, announces the successful closing of the largest
acquisition within the last 15 years: Approval by the competent US anti-trust
authority was granted on October 6 and the transactions in the USA and Canada
for the acquisition of Meridian Brick were closed at the same time. The relevant
antitrust authority, the U.S. Department of Justice, has granted its approval
for the transaction subject to conditions that will be completely fulfilled by
Wienerberger. With this acquisition, Wienerberger marks a milestone and
positions itself as the market leader for innovative and sustainable facade
solutions on the North American market.

Zwtl.: Meridian Brick: A leading US company with a strong market position in
Canada

With over 1,100 employees and producing more than 1.1 billion bricks annually,
the Georgia-based company Meridian Brick is the largest producer of facade
solutions in the U.S. in terms of capacity and has a strong market position also
in Canada. Meridian is a leading supplier in important regions, including Texas
and the southeastern USA, as well as Ontario, the largest sales market for
bricks in Canada. The product portfolio includes innovative building envelope
systems for residential and commercial applications, including renovation. In
the future, the Wienerberger Group will thus benefit even more from the strong
demand in the areas of new construction and renovation and will also improve its
market position in highly attractive metropolitan regions in North America. The
acquisition of Meridian Brick doubles Wienerberger's North American business
revenues to over $800 million.

On Tuesday, Octocber 12 at 2:00 p.m., an investor call with Wienerberger CEO
Heimo Scheuch and CFO Gerhard Hanke will take place, which can be accessed via
the following link: https://www.wienerberger.com/en/investors.html

Zwtl.: Wienerberger Group

The Wienerberger Group is a leading international provider of smart solutions
for the entire building envelope and for infrastructure. Wienerberger is the
world's largest producer of bricks (Porotherm, Terca) and the market leader in
clay roof tiles (Koramic, Tondach) in Europe as well as concrete pavers
(Semmelrock) in Eastern Europe. In pipe systems (Steinzeug-Keramo ceramic pipes
and Pipelife plastic pipes), the company is one of the leading suppliers in
Europe. With its total of 197 production sites, the Wienerberger Group generated
revenues of EUR 3.4 billion and EBITDA LFL of EUR 566 million in 2020.

Further inquiry note:
Claudia Hajdinyak, Head of Corporate Communications Wienerberger AG
t +43 664 828 31 83 | claudia.hajdinyak@wienerberger.com

Elisabeth Falkner, Head of Investor Relations Wienerberger AG
t +43 1 601 92 - 10221 | investor@wienerberger.com

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issuer:       Wienerberger AG
              Wienerbergerplatz 1
              A-1100 Wien
phone:        +43 1 60 192-0
FAX:          +43 1 60 192-10159
mail:         office@wienerberger.com
WWW:          www.wienerberger.com
ISIN:         AT0000831706, AT0000A2GLA0
indexes:      ATX
stockmarkets: Wien
language:     English

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