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September 18, 2006 1:18 PM CDT

Owens Corning To Acquire Modulo/ParMur Group


Owens Corning announced it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire The Modulo™/ParMur Group, a market-leading producer and distributor of manufactured stone veneer in Europe. The acquisition will further the global expansion of the Owens Corning Cultured Stone® business in the European building products market.

The transaction, valued at approximately $32 million, is expected to close this month.

The Modulo/ParMur Group, based in Bray-sur-Seine, France, designs, manufactures and markets manufactured stone veneer wall and floor products under the Modulo and ParMur brands. Modulo and ParMur are plaster-based interior wall and cement-based exterior wall-cladding products, which are distributed primarily through the DIY market in Europe.

The transaction is subject to the approval of applicable regulatory and judicial authorities.

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