Public Bond Issue - Mandate Announcement - 21/08/2012

Etex has mandated BNP Paribas Fortis, ING, and KBC Bank as joint lead managers and active joint bookrunners in order to manage a public bond issue. The bonds will be used to reimburse (in full or in part) the bridge loan entered into within the framework of the take over of the European plasterboard activities of Lafarge and to finance additional investments.

The timing and the conditions will be set out according to market conditions. Additional information will be communicated in due time.

About Etex

Etex is a Belgian industrial group which manufactures and sells building materials. Its four core businesses are: cladding and building boards in fibre cement and plaster, roofing, passive fire protection and high performance insulation, and ceramic floor and wall tiles. In Belgium, apart from its headquarters, Etex has three productions sites and two R&D centers. With over 17,000 employees operating on 121 production sites in 44 countries and with an annual turnover of 2.3 billion euros (2011), Etex is an international player in sustainable building solutions.

More information

Frédéric Deslypere
CFO Etex
Tel + 32 (0) 2 778 13 11

This announcement does not constitute an offer and any public offer to retail investors shall be subject to and will not take place prior to the approval of a prospectus by the competent authority. This announcement and the information therein may not be published, spread or distributed in or to the United States of America, Canada, Australia, Japan, and Switzerland.

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