EANS-News: Wienerberger enters into strategic partnership with Dutch solar panel producer Exasun CNE

11/19/2021, 5:00 PM (Source: euro adhoc)
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Strategic Management Decisions/Company Information

Vienna -

* Wienerberger concludes exclusive sales agreement for photovoltaic solutions,
  consistently continuing its value-creating growth strategy
* With an enlarged product portfolio, Wienerberger increases its share of
  sustainable solutions for the entire building envelope and provides future-
  oriented energy concepts

Wienerberger today announced its entry into a strategic partnership with Exasun,
a producer of solar panels. As of January 1, 2022, Wienerberger will be the
exclusive distributor of Exasun's innovative building-integrated photovoltaic
(BIPV) systems (X-tile and X-roof) in Europe. This partnership is perfectly in
line with the Wienerberger Group's strategy aimed at increasing its share of
solutions for the entire building envelope. The intensified focus on new
business in the roofing segment will further advance Wienerberger's
transformation into a provider of fully integrated, energy-efficient systems.

Commenting on this move, Heimo Scheuch, Chairman of the Managing Board of
Wienerberger AG, says, "This partnership is a unique strategic opportunity for
Wienerberger to increase its share of solutions for the building envelope by
broadening its product portfolio in the roofing segment and, at the same time,
to play a greater role in the transformation of the residential market, with
more and more households being supplied with green electricity. This partnership
is a perfect fit for our growth strategy and fully in line with our
sustainability targets."

Exasun is currently going through a major growth phase and has been looking for
a strategic investor and business partner. In this respect, Wienerberger is the
ideal partner, with a business platform that promotes growth and the development
of innovative solutions. Most recently, Wienerberger France cooperated with
Exasun in the development of a photovoltaic solution that can easily be combined
with Wienerberger's Actua roof tiles. The market launch in France is scheduled
for Q1 2022, the objective being to broaden the range of solutions in the
future. Since mid-2021, Wienerberger's first own photovoltaic solutions, based
on the innovative Alegra 10 Wevolt solar roof tile, have been on offer in the
Netherlands. The partnership with Exasun will contribute to the consistent
further expansion of Wienerberger's solutions portfolio and roofing business,
starting in the Netherlands and to be followed by the roll-out to other European

On a larger scale, double-digit growth rates have been forecast for
photovoltaics in Europe. The EU has a clear goal of becoming carbon neutral by
2050 and plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030
compared to 1990 levels and achieve a renewable energy share of at least 32%.
Among the renewables, photovoltaic installations will be the second most
important source of electricity generation, ranking a close second behind wind
power. Wienerberger is determined to do its utmost to support the sustainable
transformation of the worldwide electricity sector by designing smart and
innovative solutions.

To facilitate and further accelerate future growth, Wienerberger Netherlands
will take over the current entire Exasun BIPV product portfolio as the exclusive
distributor as of 2022, thus opening up direct access to project business for

Zwtl.: About Exasun

Exasun is an innovative Dutch developer and producer of top-quality building
integrated glass-glass photovoltaic systems with a high degree of efficiency and
long service life. In recent years, Exasun developed its highly advanced
production line in The Hague in close cooperation with suppliers, research
institutions and leading Dutch mechanical engineers. The company provides with
X-roof an innovative and universal solution for all kind of roof coverings and
with X-tile a system that matches in size and in design of various roof tile
models. The company's proprietary color technology can be applied to both
systems, ensuring perfect integration with the surrounding roof landscape,
aesthetic requirements of historical environments or modern architecture.

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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