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2015: Fletcher Building Limited

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Last Updated: 06/2015

Fletcher Building Limited (FBU.NZ; FBU.AX) incorporated on December 19, 2000, is the holding company of the Fletcher Building Group. The company arose in March 2001 as the stand-alone entity, having been formerly listed as the Building shares of Fletcher Challenge Ltd. The company's operations were core business interests of Fletcher Holdings Ltd, which in 1980 merged with Challenge Corporation and Tasman Pulp & Paper to form Fletcher Challenge Ltd. Fletcher Building Limited is currently the largest listed company in the New Zealand Stock exchange with a market capitalization of over NZD $6.16 billion. FBU is one of the longest surviving organizations in New Zealand. It started from humble beginnings in 1909 constructing weatherboard houses in Dunedin, New Zealand. The company grew into a respected Australasian building materials supplier and employs 19,200 staff globally with 50+ businesses operating under the Fletcher Building banner.

Along with its subsidiaries, Fletcher Building Limited, manufactures and distributes building products and construction materials in New Zealand, Australia, North America, Asia, and Europe. The approximately 50 businesses within Fletcher Building's divisions include construction, building materials and distribution, the manufacture of cement, steel and building products, the world's largest manufacturer of decorative surfaces and high pressure laminates, the world’s largest manufacturer of steel roof tiles, the Australasian leader in the manufacturing and distribution of plastic pipeline systems, plumbing and electrical supplies and non-ferrous products as well as a range of market leading businesses in their Australasian home base.

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