Saint-Gobain: Completion of the Verallia North America Sale

         Saint-Gobain: Completion of the Verallia North America Sale

PR Newswire

PARIS, April 11, 2014

PARIS, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Pursuant to the agreement signed on January 13, 2013, Saint-Gobain today sold
its entire stake in Verallia North America to the Ardagh group based on an
enterprise value of US$1,694million (€1,275 million*). The transaction will
reduce the Group's net debt by an estimated €925million and follows the
agreement reached with the US anti-trust authorities.

This sale is consistent with Saint-Gobain's strategy of focusing on
high-growth, high value-added markets in habitat and industry. The proceeds
from the sale will primarily allow Saint-Gobain to strengthen its balance
sheet, but also to continue with its selective acquisitions policy targeting
small and mid-scale companies in high-growth countries and in North America,
High-Performance Materials and core positions in Building Distribution.

* based on January 2013 exchange rate estimates

About Saint-Gobain   

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 2013 sales of €42.0 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64
countries and has nearly 190,000 employees. For more information about
Saint-Gobain, please visit

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