AGC and Interpane confirm their strategic alliance in the glass business

AGC Glass Europe and Interpane start their alliance in the glass business effectively as from today. This alliance, announced in December 2011, has been cleared under the Merger Regulation by the EU Commission.

The alliance in briefAGC Glass Europe and Interpane are both float glass producers and have complementary processing activities.Their geographical footprint and product specialties show an ideal combination. Through Interpane, AGC gains an industrial presence, mainly in the German flat glass market, and expects to enlarge its range of coated products. In search of new markets, Interpane for its part will benefit from the extended network and industrial presence of AGC throughout Europe.

About AGC Glass Europe

Based in Brussels, AGC Glass Europe produces, processes and distributes flat glass for the building industry (external glazing and interior decoration), the automotive sector, the solar segment and various specialised industries. It boasts an R&D Centre and some 100 sites spread between Spain and Russia. It employs about 14,000 people. It is the European branch of AGC Glass, the world’s leading producer of flat glass.

About Interpane

Interpane is a leading family owned glass producer and processor founded in 1971 by Georg F. Hesselbach. Headquartered in Lauenförde (Germany), Interpane sells its glass products to the construction and solar markets. It has also developed its own coating technology and equipment. Its activities in Germany, Austria and France employ about 1,200 people.

This press release is available in English, French, Dutch, German, Polish, Czech, Russian, Italian and Spanish at www.agc-glass.eu.

More information:

AGC Glass Europe – Communication Benoît Ligot Tel.: +32 (0)2 674 34 57 +32 (0)476 92 05 93 benoit.ligot@eu.agc.com www.agc-glass.eu

Interpane Glas Industrie AG Rainer W. Schmid, Marketing Manager Tel : +49 (0)5273 809 220 rainer.w.schmid@interpane.com www.interpane.com

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