Oldcastle Glass® Acquires Florida Laminated & Tempered Glass Company

Santa Monica, CA – June 5, 2006 — Oldcastle Glass® has acquired Miami-based Florida Laminated & Tempered Glass, a leading provider of laminated and tempered glass products in the Southern Florida regional construction market.

Florida Laminated & Tempered Glass occupies 75,000 square feet of manufacturing space and has state-of-the-art glass fabrication equipment. It will become a satellite operation of Oldcastle Glass® Miami, located less than two miles away.

“Driven by the implementation of building codes, hurricane-resistant glass is the fastest growing segment of the architectural glass market” said Ted Hathaway, CEO, Oldcastle Glass®. “This acquisition significantly increases our laminated glass and tempering capacity in Southern Florida and provides a strong manufacturing base for our signature hurricane-resistant product, StormGlass™.”

Oldcastle Glass®’ high-performance hurricane-resistant glass, StormGlass™, has been specifically developed to withstand high wind pressures for large building openings. The advanced interlayer is the thinnest of its kind available, providing architects and building contractors an unparalleled combination of aesthetics and performance when choosing glass that satisfies stringent hurricane-related building codes. The incremental capacity afforded by the acquisition supports Oldcastle Glass®’ objective of offering its customers the shortest lead times and highest quality architectural glass products in the industry.

About Oldcastle Glass® – Today, the designers and creators of our modern world continually push the limits of what a building is and can be. Yet project timelines shorten and buildings become more complex. At Oldcastle Glass® our response is simple: unify glass and structure to create seamless building envelope solutions. Never before has glass and structure spoken the same language so fluently. We are where glass becomes architecture.

Architectural installations in North America that feature Oldcastle Glass® include the Getty Center, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, the Hawaii Convention Center, and Santiago Calatrava’s Sundial Bridge near Sacramento, California. Oldcastle Glass® is a subsidiary of CRH plc, the world’s third largest international building products company.

For More Information contact
Susan Trimble: Director of Corporate Communications