1 Saint-Gobain Today Highlights of 2021 SAINT-GOBAIN UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 2021 21 The Group signs an agreement for the acquisition of ■ Duraziv, a Romanian company specializing in the production of adhesives and other value-added solutions in building chemicals. This acquisition enables Saint-Gobain to expand its range of interior and exterior solutions. It follows the recent acquisition of Scientific and Production Company Adhesive LLC in Russia, a specialized company that controls the entire production cycle of polyurethane and epoxy. These acquisitions represent around €40 million in sales. The Group announces the sale of Saint-Gobain ■ Glassolutions Objekt-Center, which specializes in glass processing operations as part of the Glassolutions network in Germany, to the German privately owned AEQUITA group based in Munich. This sale concerns the two sites of Döring Berlin and Radeburg, which generated sales of €20 million in 2020. AEQUITA had already acquired the activities of Glassolutions in the Netherlands in 2019. Saint-Gobain signs an agreement to acquire Chryso, ■ a leading global player in the construction chemicals market, offering differentiated and innovative solutions. Chryso, which employs approximately 1,300 employees, provides complete additive solutions for sustainable construction based on innovative chemical processes, formulation expertise and knowledge of building materials. The Group announces the start of production of a ■ new plaster plant in China, in the Jiangsu province, for the local construction market. With an annual capacity of 350,000 tonnes, the new site complies with the highest standards in terms of industrial performance, safety and respect for the environment. This new investment allows Saint-Gobain to continue its strong growth in China in recent years. The Group announces an investment of around ■ €25 million in its plasterboard plant in Fredrikstad, Norway, to increase the site’s production capacity by around 40% and make it the world’s first carbon-neutral plasterboard plant. This investment is a tangible demonstration of Saint-Gobain’s commitment to reduce its scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions by 33% by 2030 compared to 2017, as part of its key target to become carbon-neutral by 2050. It also enables the Group to strengthen its leading positions in light construction offers in Norway, and to respond to a strong demand for more sustainable solutions. The investment, which is accompanying the increase in demand in a very dynamic local market, consists in particular of an innovative project to electrify the production process, currently using natural gas. Saint-Gobain inaugurates its twenty-eighth plant in ■ South-East Asia in southern Malaysia, which will produce advanced solutions for the construction market in the region. On a 50,000 m2 site, the new facilities bring together the best of the Group’s technologies and manufacturing processes and are dedicated to the manufacture of a wide range of waterproofing and construction chemistry solutions, not to mention 3D printing solutions, in order to be able to establish Saint-Gobain as a pioneer in this emerging segment. June 2021 ■ The Group announces that it has completed the sale ■ of Lapeyre to Mutares, a company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. This transaction, announced at the end of 2020, aims to concentrate Saint-Gobain’s resources on its strategic activities. The Combined General Meeting of Shareholders of ■ Compagnie de Saint-Gobain appoints Benoit Bazin as new Director and approves the distribution of a dividend of €1.33 per share, with full payment in cash. The Group announces the winners of the 16th edition ■ of its international student competition “Multi Confort”, with participants from more than 200 universities in 38 countries focusing on the conversion of an industrial zone into a residential, learning and leisure activities area in the heart of a large green area. Saint-Gobain cancels 5.7 million treasury shares ■ purchased on the market. At the end of this transaction, the total number of shares comprising the share capital amounted to 532.6 million shares and the number of outstanding shares was 530 million. The Group announces the publication of its first ■ integrated report, based on the reference framework of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). This report provides all stakeholders with an overview of Saint-Gobain’s strategy, its financial and non-financial performance and the way in which the Group creates value in the short, medium and long term by taking into account the interests of all its contacts. July 2021 ■ Benoit Bazin succeeds Pierre-André de Chalendar as ■ Group Chief Executive Officer, the latter remaining Chairman of the Board of Directors (see this chapter, section 3.2). Saint-Gobain announces that it has finalized the sale ■ of two retail chains in Spain, La Plataforma de la Construccion to the BigMat Group, and Discesur to Group Jorge Fernandez in association with Group Terrapilar. With 16 sales outlets, these two brands generated sales of around €140 million in 2020. Saint-Gobain signs agreements for the sale of ■ Graham, its distribution business specializing in plumbing, sanitary and heating products in the United Kingdom. With around 130 sales outlets, it generated sales of around €260 million in 2020. August 2021 ■ Saint-Gobain announces that it has sold the French ■ company Aurys, which specializes in the shaping and transformation of flat glass, to a former Group manager. Saint-Gobain also sold the German company GVG Deggendorf, which specializes in tempered glass, to the Swiss group Arbonia. September 2021 ■ Saint-Gobain announces that it has completed the ■ acquisition of Chryso, which joins the activities serving the sustainable construction market within its High Performance Solutions division.