VM MATERIAUX : VM Matériaux expands in the West Indies

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The VM Matériaux group announces the acquisition of a 50%-stake in the company Leader-Mat, established in Guadeloupe, Martinique and Saint-Martin.

This building materials trader achieved a turnover of ¤18 million for the year 2007 and employs 45 people.

This operation, which will take place on January 1st, 2008, will enable the VM Matériaux Group to strengthen its position in the West Indies in the wood and steel specialities while implementing itself in Saint Martin.


ABOUT VM MATÉRIAUX 

VM Matériaux works in the Building industry, centred on three areas of business:

  • Building material trading (74.4% of the business): distribution of materials for the building and public works sector, with a network of 112 specialised agencies (out of which 19 are localised in the French Overseas departments), offering locally-based advice to industry professionals and DIY customers;
  • the Concrete industry (13%): industrial pre-cast and ready-mix concrete;
  • Industrial joinery (12.6%): a full range of fittings for outside use (PVC, aluminium or wooden windows, roller shutters, front doors) and industrial frames.

The Group was originally based in the Vendée region but is now multi-regional. It employs 2,600 people and is developing its business over Western France and in the overseas departments. The Group achieved a turnover of 503.7 M¤ in 2006.

VM Matériaux is listed on Euronext Paris, Compartiment B. Index: SBF 250, CAC Mid & Small 190
Codes: ISIN FR0000066540, Reuters VMMP.NT, Bloomberg VMM.FP, Mnemo: VMMA

CONTACTS

VM MATERIAUX ACTUS FINANCE & COMMUNICATION
Philippe AUDUREAU - Chairman of the board of directors

Alain MARION - General and Finance Manager
Tel. : +33 (0)2 51 08 08 08
E-mail : vm@vm-materiaux.fr

Eva DAVEAU - Group Communication Manager
Tel. : +33 (0)2 51 08 08 08
E-mail : edaveau@vm-materiaux.fr
Nathalie BOUMENDIL
Analysts/Investors
Tel. :+33 (0)1 53 67 35 74
E-mail : nboumendil@actus.fr

Coralie VOGT
Press
Tel. :+33 (0)1 53 67 35 79
E-mail : cvogt@actus.fr

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