EANS-News: Wienerberger offers smart "storm portfolio” against extreme weather, hail and torrential rain CNE

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Strategic Management Decisions/Company Information

Vienna -

* Wienerberger the leading supplier of facade management solutions and water
  infrastructure in North America thanks to product innovation
* Smart and sustainable solutions for the building envelope make an effective
  contribution to tackling climate change
* New patented technology for production and installation of standard PVC pipes

In view of the most recent effects of climate change in large parts of North
America, Wienerberger is pursuing a consistent strategy of sustainable growth
focused on innovation, sustainability and digitalization. Organic growth
generated by pioneering product solutions and systematic expansion of its
portfolio through M&As have made Wienerberger the leading provider of facade
management solutions and water infrastructure in North America.

Storms, freak weather events and torrential rainfall clearly underline the
importance of sustainable applications for facade construction and water
infrastructure in North America. Fortunately, Wienerberger has already developed
a large number of new systems for these areas in recent years. The chief factors
for success are stormproof facade cladding and infrastructure improvements in
water management through the use of new PVC pipe systems. Wienerberger has
developed thin-brick cladding that offers durable protection against storms,
hail and torrential rain and that can also be used to renovate and repair the
facades of existing homes no matter what their style. This brick cladding has
similar properties to solid brick and is an excellent alternative to the vinyl
cladding previously used in North America, which is much more susceptible to
storm damage.

According to Heimo Scheuch, CEO of the Wienerberger Group, "Given the sometimes-
dramatic consequences of climate change, smart innovations for resource-
efficient construction and renovation are becoming increasingly important. Using
our facade solutions, for example, storm damage can be repaired quickly and
sustainably and completely avoided in the future. Our ambition is to make an
even more effective contribution to overcoming these challenges with our
sustainable products for the building envelope. The goal of our further
development is always to act in closest proximity to our customers and partners
so we can offer them complete system solutions. The recently successfully
completed acquisition of Meridian Brick further supports this process."

Moreover, as a consequence of the tangible effects of climate change, experts
are increasingly recommending solid forms of construction. Wienerberger's brick
cladding is extremely durable, and its very long lifespan make it the perfect
material for sustainable construction that lasts for generations. Moreover, in
addition to their excellent thermal insulation properties, brick facings have a
high load-carrying capacity, are fire-resistant and regulate moisture.

Wienerberger is developing innovative solutions for the US water infrastructure
market that will have a favorable impact on public infrastructure networks. The
new product includes patented technology that eliminates previously common
difficulties associated with the production and installation of standard PVC
pipes. In future, this will prevent failures in existing pipe systems and
significantly extend product lifecycles.

Heimo Scheuch adds, "To support our customers, Wienerberger continuously
develops holistic, smart solutions to solve problems in facade construction and
the infrastructure sector. As a pioneer in the building materials industry, we
focus on developing smart construction materials and infrastructure solutions
for new builds, renovation and infrastructure projects based on networking and
digitalization. We will resolutely continue this product development strategy in
order to offer our customers maximum support in adapting to climate change with
tailor-made best practices."

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

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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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