USG Corporation To Expand Ceilings Portfolio With Acquisition Of Ceilings Plus

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 14, 2017– USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ceilings Plus, a leading manufacturer of specialty ceilings products. Upon closing, USG will pay approximately $52 million in cash, on a cash-free and debt-free basis.

The pending transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close by the end of 2017.

“The addition of Ceilings Plus is expected to further expand USG’s product portfolio, accelerate innovation and enhance our presence in the high-growth Specialty Ceilings market,” said Jennifer Scanlon, president and CEO of USG Corporation. “I believe this acquisition will increase our penetration into architectural specifications and enable cross-selling opportunities for USG’s existing tile and grid ceiling products.”

Ceilings Plus employs more than 150 people at two facilities in California and Georgia. Ceilings Plus is expected to generate 2017 sales in excess of $45 million. Founder and president Nancy Mercolino will continue to lead the business and be based in Los Angeles.

“Our decision to join the USG family positions Ceilings Plus for the next phase of our ongoing evolution by providing access to additional manufacturing capabilities, greater sales coverage and a highly complementary portfolio of Ceiling products,” said Ms. Mercolino.

Slides relating to the acquisition are now available at in the investor relations section.

About USG Corporation

USG Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, USG serves construction markets around the world through its United States Gypsum Company and USG Interiors, LLCsubsidiaries and its international subsidiaries, including its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Its wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products provide the solutions that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. Its USG Boral Building Products joint venture is a leading plasterboard and ceilings producer across Asia,Australasia and the Middle East.


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