Saint-Gobain // Universal Registration Document 2021

1 Saint-Gobain Today Highlights of 2021 SAINT-GOBAIN UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 2021 20 Highlights of 2021 3. Timeline of significant events 3.1 January 2021 ■ Saint-Gobain announces that it has entered into ■ exclusive negotiations with BME (Building Materials Europe) for the sale of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution the Netherlands (SGBD NL), an entity operating under the Raab Karcher, Tegelgroep Nederland, Galvano and Van Keulen brands, which has 38 sales outlets in seven countries. Saint-Gobain obtains, for the sixth consecutive year, ■ the “Top Global Employer” certification. Only 16 companies worldwide have received this certification, awarded by the Top Employers Institute. The tower housing the Group’s headquarters, ■ recently completed by Generali Real Estate in the La Défense district of Paris, obtains the best international environmental certifications. Saint-Gobain announces its results for the fourth ■ quarter of 2020 with sales significantly exceeding expectations to reach approximately €10.2 billion, with organic growth (at comparable structure and exchange rates) exceeding 6%. February 2021 ■ The Group announces that it has completed the sale ■ of Sanigrif, its distribution of plumbing, sanitary and heating products in Spain, as well as the sale of Saniplast, its civil engineering materials distribution business. The Board of Directors decides to separate the ■ functions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group. March 2021 ■ Saint-Gobain announces the acquisition of a majority ■ stake in Brüggemann, one of Germany's leading companies for the manufacture and installation of turnkey modular timber solutions for new construction and renovation, generating sales of €40 million. This acquisition strengthens the Group’s capabilities as a leader in light and sustainable and construction. The Group announces an investment of €40 million ■ for the construction of a new plasterboard production line at its Quinto plant in Spain. Operational in 2022, this line will reduce the environmental impacts of the manufacturing process and integrate recycled raw materials, with advanced digitalization and automation. In the United States, Saint-Gobain enters into an ■ energy purchase agreement for a period of 12 years with Invenergy, which develops and operates sustainable energy solutions. Covering 120 megawatts, this agreement is the largest signed by the Group to date in renewable energies and is a key step towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. April 2021 ■ Saint-Gobain announces the signature of an ■ agreement under which the Group sells 67% of its pipe business in China to a consortium led by local management. The transaction values the company at around €100 million. This transaction results in the divestment of Saint-Gobain's control of PAM China, while allowing it to maintain its link with the pipeline business in Europe, as part of a long-term industrial partnership. It is part of the strategy of continuing to optimize the Group’s portfolio, aimed at improving its growth and profitability profile. Saint-Gobain announces the construction of a second ■ plasterboard production line at its plant in Turda, in northern Romania. This investment, amounting to €45 million, aims to increase the Group’s production capacity to meet very high growth needs in all Central and Eastern European countries, and to consolidate Saint-Gobain’s leading position in the light construction market. The Group launches an internal carbon fund, to ■ engage all its employees on the road to carbon neutrality by 2050, and to contribute to the achievement of Saint-Gobain’s targets to reduce CO2 emissions by 2030. First implemented in a pilot region, Northern Europe, it aims to accelerate the reduction of non-industrial CO2 emissions through the daily actions of employees and targeted investments, on topics such as sustainable employee mobility, renewable energies and improving comfort and energy efficiency on the Group’s sites. Saint-Gobain inaugurates in Eindhoven the first ■ single-family house in the world made entirely of concrete printed in three dimensions. The Group, through its Dutch subsidiary Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix, has developed special high-tech mortars that can be used in 3D printing, and has developed the printing technique in collaboration with Witteveen + Bos, a consulting and engineering company. May 2021 ■ The Group announces that it has entered into ■ exclusive negotiations with a view to the acquisition of the French company Panofrance, a specialist distributor of timber and panels for construction and furnishing industries with sales of around €160 million in 2020 and employing nearly 600 people. This acquisition will enable Saint-Gobain to increase its regional presence in the fast-growing market for timber-based building systems, bringing lightweight and rapid implementation.