Saint-Gobain Accepts the Purchase Offer of Ardagh on Verallia North America
PARIS, January 17, 2013
PARIS, January 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
After having consulted its Works council and having collected its favorable
opinion, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain accepted the purchase offer of Ardagh on
Verallia North America for an enterprise value of $1,694 million (around
€1,275 million), representing 6.5 times 2012 EBITDA (around $261 million).
The transaction will be subject to authorization by the United States
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets,
designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative
solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental
protection. With 2011 sales of €42.12 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64
countries and has nearly 195,000 employees. For more information about
Analyst / Investor Relations
Sophie Chevallon Susanne Trabitzsch
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