Owens Corning Completes Acquisition of Paroc Group, a Leading European Mineral Wool Manufacturer

05 February, 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) announced that it has received all regulatory clearances and completed the acquisition of Paroc Group (“Paroc”), a leading producer of mineral wool insulation for building and technical applications in Europe, for an enterprise value of approximately €900 million.

“This is an important day for Owens Corning’s Insulation Business,” said Julian Francis, president of Owens Corning’s Insulation Business. “We’ve had a strategic goal to broaden our product portfolio and diversify our geographic scope to better address our customers’ needs and support their growth. The acquisition of Paroc does both. We now have a leading position in Europe and in the global mineral wool business.”

On a full-year 2018 basis, Paroc is expected to deliver approximate revenue, EBITDA and EBIT of $500 million, $100 million, and $50 million, respectively. Paroc’s contribution to the 2018 financial results of Owens Corning’s Insulation Business will reflect the period of ownership during the year.

Paroc is a leading European manufacturer of high-performance mineral wool insulation solutions for a variety of end markets. Paroc manufactures building insulation for thermal, fire and acoustic applications in residential and commercial construction. The company also manufactures technical insulation for HVAC systems; industrial processes; and the marine, offshore and original equipment manufacturer industries.

Paroc employs over 1,800 people in 13 countries and operates facilities in Finland, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Sweden.

About Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures, and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing, and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2016 sales of $5.7 billion and employs about 19,000 people in 37 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 63 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.

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