ASSA ABLOY acquires two leading Chinese fire and security door manufacturers - Xinmao and Huasheng

  ASSA ABLOY acquires two leading Chinese fire and security door manufacturers
  - Xinmao and Huasheng

Business Wire

STOCKHOLM -- October 14, 2013

Regulatory News:

ASSA ABLOY (STO:ASSAB) has signed agreements to acquire two leading fire-rated
and security door manufacturers, Xinmao and Huasheng. Xinmao and Huasheng are
in the Heilongjiang and Shandong provinces in Northeastern and East China
respectively.

"I am very pleased that Xinmao and Huasheng are joining the ASSA ABLOY Group.
The acquisitions of Xinmao and Huasheng represent another important step in
our strategy to grow market presence in China and other emerging markets”,
says Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.

"Xinmao and Huasheng are great additions to the ASSA ABLOY Asia Pacific
division. They complement very well our existing fire-rated door product
offering in China, both geographically and commercially. It will also be
beneficial to our key account management in the area", says Jonas Persson,
Executive Vice President of ASSA ABLOY and Head of Division Asia Pacific.

Xinmao was established in 1995 and has 360 employees. The head office and
factory is located in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Northeastern China.
Huasheng was established in 1994 and has 460 employees. The head office and
factory is located in Yantai, Shandong province, Eastern China.

Sales for Xinmao and Huasheng are expected to reach CNY 180 M (approx SEK 190
M) and CNY 200 M (approx SEK 210 M) respectively in 2014 with good EBIT
margins. The acquisitions will be accretive to EPS from start.

The transactions are subject to regulatory approvals and are expected to close
during Q1 2014.

About ASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to
satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. Since its
formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an
international group with around 43,000 employees, operations in over 70
countries and sales of about SEK 47 billion. ASSA ABLOY offers a more complete
range of door opening solutions than any other company on the market. In the
fast-growing electromechanical security segment, the Group has a leading
position in areas such as access control, identification technology, entrance
automation and hotel security.

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Contact:

ASSA ABLOY
Johan Molin
President and CEO
tel no: +46 8 506 485 42
or
Carolina Dybeck Happe
CFO and Executive Vice President
tel no: +46 8 506 485 72
 
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