Saint-Gobain // Universal Registration Document 2021

1 Saint-Gobain Today Highlights of 2021 SAINT-GOBAIN UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 2021 22 The Group announces that it has entered into ■ exclusive negotiations with the BME Group for the acquisition of the company Raboni Normandie, a multi-specialist distributor of construction materials with sales of around €30 million in 2020 with 12 sales outlets. Saint-Gobain announces that it has completed the ■ acquisition of Panofrance. October 2021 ■ The Group annonces that is has completed the ■ acquisition of Raboni Normandie. Saint-Gobain signs an agreement to acquire IMPAC, a ■ leading player in the construction chemicals market in Mexico, with recorded sales of nearly €50 million in 2020. The company operates a production plant in Monterrey and employs around 630 people. This acquisition will enable the Group to consolidate its leading position in Latin America while accelerating its growth momentum in the region and expanding its offering of solutions for the sustainable construction markets. Saint-Gobain signs an agreement to acquire ■ Z Aditivos, a Peruvian company with a strong experience in addives for cement and asphalt. Together with other acquisitions completed in 2019 and 2020, the Group strengthens its position as a leader on the construction markets in Peru, with 6 plants and more than 350 employees. Saint-Gobain holds a meeting for investors and ■ analysts, dedicated to the Group’s strategy and its objectives for the 2021-2025 period. On this occasion, the Group launched its “Grow & Impact” strategic plan (see below, section 3.2). Saint-Gobain announces the construction of its third ■ plasterboard line near São Paulo, Brazil. Thanks to this investment, the Group will significantly increase its production capacity and be able to cope with the rapid growth in local demand, and consolidate its leading position in the light construction markets in Latin America. November 2021 ■ The Group announces the acquisition of a minority ■ stake in Livspace, a fast-growing digital company in India and South East Asia. Created in 2015, Livspace is a digital intermediation platform offering complete solutions for the residential interior design market, from design to installation. This investment will strengthen Saint-Gobain’s full range of solutions in the Indian residential market, which represents more than 80% of the country’s construction market. The Group expands its presence in Africa: in Kenya, ■ with the acquisition of a gypsum plant in Nairobi, and in Mauritius, with the acquisition of a majority stake in a leading player in technical mortars, additives and waterproofing products. Its global scope in 2021 thus amounts to industrial sites in 75 countries (see this chapter, section 1.3.1). Saint-Gobain announces its decision to invest more ■ than $400 million over the next four years to increase the production capacity of roofing, insulation and plaster at four key production sites in the United States. These new capacities meet the highest standards in terms of industrial performance, safety, energy consumption and respect for the environment. The Group announces its intention to recruit ■ 36,000 employees in 2022, including 7,500 in France, including 3,500 people under the age of 26. Saint-Gobain announces that in 2021 it has already ■ bought back more than 8.5 million of its shares (net of employee shareholding transactions) for an amount of approximately €500 million, ahead of the schedule presented in early October to buy back €2 billion of shares over five years (2021-2025). December 2021 ■ Saint-Gobain and GCP Applied Technologies ■ announce that they have entered into an agreement for the acquisition by Saint-Gobain of all GCP shares. This acquisition is a decisive step in establishing the Group as a world leader in construction chemicals - with total sales of over €4 billion (compared to €3 billion previously). Saint-Gobain announces that it has sold ■ Glassolutions, its regional glass transformation activity in Denmark, to the German glass manufacturer Semcoglas Holding GmbH. The Group announces that it has signed agreements ■ for the sale to Wolseley UK of three of its last four retailers specializing in plumbing, heating and sanitation in the United Kingdom: Neville Lumb, DHS and Bassetts. These transactions are expected to be completed in early 2022. Saint-Gobain has also entered into exclusive negotiations with Wolseley UK for the sale of Ideal Bathrooms, its last retailer specializing in plumbing, heating and sanitary products in the United Kingdom. Saint-Gobain announces that it has entered into a ■ definitive agreement with Alghanim group for the acquisition of its 100% subsidiary, Rockwool India Pvt Ltd., a major manufacturer of stone wool in India with a wide range of insulation products for thermal, acoustic and fire safety applications. Rockwool India has two manufacturing facilities in the country, one in Hyderabad and another in Silvassa, with a total capacity of around 50,000 tons. It has a strong marketing network across the country. This year, the Group is once again on the “Climate ■ Change A List” established by CDP, a global non-profit organization recognized as a benchmark for environmental rating and transparency. Saint-Gobain is one of the companies at the forefront of environmental ambition and transparency, thanks to its significant and demonstrable climate action. This year, 200 companies are on the A list (compared to 277 in 2020), out of nearly 13,000 companies assessed. Legend: portfolio transactions ■ distinctions and awards ■ announcements and commitments ■