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Europa House

2nd Floor

Harcourt Center

Harcourt Street

Dublin, 2

Ireland

Phone: 353 1 411 6924

Fax: 353 1 479 1128

James Hardie Industries plc manufactures fibre cement products and systems for internal and external building construction applications in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. The company markets its fibre cement products and systems under various Hardie brand names, such as HardieBacker boards, and other brand names, such as Artisan Lap and Artisan Accent Trim by James Hardie, Cemplank and Prevail siding, and Scyon cement composite products, such as Scyon Stria cladding. Products The company manufactures fibre cement pipes in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. It offers a range of fibre cement products for both exterior and interior applications. In the United States and elsewhere, its products are sold as planks or flat sheets with various patterned profiles and finishes. Planks are used for external siding while flat sheets are used for internal and external wall linings and floor and tile underlayments. Outside the United States, the company also manufactures fibre cement products for use in other applications, such as building facades, lattice, fencing, decorative columns, flooring, soffit lining, and ceiling applications, some of which have not yet been introduced into the United States. The company developed a proprietary technology platform that enables it to produce thicker fibre cement products that are easier to handle than traditional building products. The first application of this technology in the United States has been its HardieTrim board. HardieTrim board is a fibre cement trim product that is used on the exterior of residential and commercial construction to replace traditional wood and engineered wood trim. In the United States, the following new products were released by the company: HardieZone System siding products; HardieShingle siding, HardieTrim NT3 Boards, lap siding products, 12’ Artisan Accent Trim and HardieBacker ProGrid cement board; HZ5 HardiePlank siding, additional HardieShingle siding profiles, Smooth HardieTrim boards, new HardieTrim Crown Mouldings and three new colours to the palette for James Hardie products using ColorPlus technology; HZ10 HardiePlank siding; and improved touch up accessory to support products using ColorPlus technology. In Australia and New Zealand, new products released in the Scyon lightweight advanced cement composite range include Stria Splayed cladding, and Axent trim. In the James Hardie product range, in Australia and New Zealand, new products include Invibe panels and Inraw panels. In New Zealand only, RAB PreClad Lining and Horizon Lining products were released by the company. In both countries, new product launches have been supported by the launch of energy efficiency related accessories such as HardieBreak thermal break tape, as well as Web based initiatives, such as the ACCEL suite of online product information, calculator and application tools, the LookHome and LightHome e-zines, as well as the SmarterGreen, SmarterPartner, SmarterDesign and The Smarter Small Home initiatives. In New Zealand, The Drawing Board online design tool provides an aid to smart design using James Hardie products. In the Philippines, new products released include Hardieplank Siding, Hardiefloor Systems and Hardiepattern Boards. Seasonality The company’s earnings are seasonal and follow activity levels in the building and construction industry. In the United States, the calendar quarters ending in December and March reflect reduced levels of building activity depending on weather conditions. In Australia and New Zealand, the calendar quarter ending in March is affected by a slowdown due to summer holidays. In the Philippines, construction activity diminishes during the wet season from June through September and during the last half of December due to the slowdown in business activity over the holiday period. Sales and Marketing The principal markets for fibre cement products are the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Canada, and in parts of Europe, including the United Kingdom and France. In addition, the company sells fibre cement products in other markets, including B

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