November 27, 2014 3:38 AM ET

Containers and Packaging

Company Overview of Ardagh Group S.A.

Company Overview

Ardagh Group S.A. manufactures metal and glass packaging solutions for various industries worldwide. The company offers glass packaging products for beers, foods, wines, soft drinks, spirits, and pharmaceutical products; and glass decoration products. The company also provides metal packaging products for processed foods, aerosols, seafood, pet foods, dairy, beverages, opening solutions, paints and coatings, and specialty markets, as well as customer support services. The company was formerly known as Ardagh Glass Group S.A. and changed its name to Ardagh Group S.A. in January, 2011. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is based in Luxembourg. The company has locations in the Americas, A...

56, rue Charles Martel

Luxembourg,  2134

Luxembourg

Founded in 1995

Phone:

352 26 25 85 55

Key Executives for Ardagh Group S.A.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 51
Chief Financial Officer
President of Ardagh Glass North America
Age: 54
Vice President of Commercial & Product Development
Age: 46
Managing Director of The Metal Packaging Division
Age: 44
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Ardagh Group S.A. Key Developments

Ardagh Group Seeks IPO

Ardagh Group S.A. is likely to proceed with stock market launch in the second half of 2015. Ardagh shelved plans to float on Wall Street in 2011, citing market volatility. However, Ardagh said on May 27, 2014 that, following a review of its funding options, it would be in the group's best interests to proceed with plans for an initial public offering (IPO) of its shares in the second half of 2015. Ardagh Group is not likely to determine how much it will raise from its planned IPO until nearer the flotation date.

Ardagh Agrees Remedies with Federal Trade Commission on Saint-Gobain Deal

The Federal Trade Commission announced that Ardagh Group SA had agreed to dispose of six glass container plants in the US in order to settle the regulator's charges against its USD 1.69 billion (EUR 1.2 billion) deal to buy Verallia North America from Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA. The FTC had filed a complaint in July last year to block the transaction over concerns that it would harm competition in the US market for beer and liquor bottles as it would combine the second and third big glass container producers in the US, providing the buyer with a 75% market share. Ardagh has a total of nine glass container manufacturing plants in the US. Under the regulator's order, Ardagh has to sell the plants within six months to an FTC-approved buyer.

Ardagh To Sell Glass Container Production Sites

Ardagh Group S.A. agreed to sell six US glass container production sites.

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