Georgia Gulf Announces Acquisition of Exterior Portfolio02/09/2011 - ATLANTA – February 9, 2011 – Georgia Gulf Corporation (NYSE: GGC) today announced that it has acquired Exterior Portfolio by Crane from the Crane Group. Exterior Portfolio, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of siding products with 2010 revenues of approximately $100 million and adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) of approximately $10.5 million. Exterior Portfolio markets siding and related accessories under the CraneBoard®, Portsmouth Shake®, Solid CoRe Siding® and Architectural Essentials™ brand names... Georgia Gulf Announces Acquisition of Exterior Portfolio02/09/2011
ATLANTA – February 9, 2011 – Georgia Gulf Corporation (NYSE: GGC) today announced that it has
acquired Exterior Portfolio by Crane from the Crane Group. Exterior Portfolio, headquartered in Columbus,
Ohio, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of siding products with 2010 revenues of approximately
$100 million and adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) of
approximately $10.5 million. Exterior Portfolio markets siding and related accessories under the
CraneBoard®, Portsmouth Shake®, Solid CoRe Siding® and Architectural Essentials™ brand names.
“Exterior Portfolio is a recognized leader in the premium insulated siding category with a strong national
network of distribution partners in the United States. This acquisition is a strong fit with our Royal Building
Products business, and the combination will create the third-largest vinyl siding manufacturer in North
America,” said Paul Carrico, president and chief executive officer of Georgia Gulf. “We expect this acquisition
to be accretive in 2011, excluding one-time costs, and to fund the acquisition out of cash on hand.”
Georgia Gulf acquired Exterior Portfolio free of debt for a total net consideration of approximately $72 million.
“This acquisition supports our growth strategy by providing us with a larger presence in the United States and
additional product offerings in the premium siding category, as well as a new customer for the Company’s
chemicals businesses," said Mark Orcutt, executive vice president of Building Products, Georgia Gulf. "We are
pleased to welcome Exterior Portfolio’s employees to the Georgia Gulf and Royal Building Products family."
As of Dec. 31, 2010, Georgia Gulf had approximately $122 million of cash on hand and approximately $265
million available under its asset backed loan agreement (ABL). As disclosed Jan. 14, 2011, Georgia Gulf
amended its ABL to remove a $15 million availability block, increasing availability to approximately $280
About Georgia Gulf
Georgia Gulf Corporation is a leading integrated North American manufacturer of two chemical lines,
chlorovinyls and aromatics, and manufactures vinyl-based building and home improvement products. The
Company's vinyl-based building and home improvement products, marketed under Royal Group brands,
include window and door profiles, mouldings, siding, pipe and pipe fittings, and deck, fence and rail products.
Georgia Gulf, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, has manufacturing facilities located throughout North
America to provide industry-leading service to customers. For more information, visit www.ggc.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements subject to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may relate to, among other things,
our financial statements and results, and expectations of future results. Forward-looking statements are based
on management's assumptions regarding, among other things, general economic and industry-specific
business conditions, as well as the execution of our business strategy, and actual results may be materially
different. Risks and uncertainties inherent in these assumptions include, but are not limited to, our ability to
operate the acquired business of Exterior Portfolio profitably; our ability to identify and realize cost-savings
within expected timeframes; the risk that we cannot integrate the acquired business successfully or that such
integration may be more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected; the possible loss of customers or
employees; possible business disruption following the acquisition; future global economic conditions; economic
conditions in the industries to which our products and the products of the acquired business are sold; the
effectiveness of certain previously disclosed and recently implemented changes to our internal control over
financial reporting; uncertainties regarding certain capital position impacts such as asset sales or acquisitions;
our ability to achieve operating efficiencies; competitive conditions; industry production capacity; raw materials
and energy costs; and other factors discussed in the Securities and Exchange Commission filings of Georgia
Gulf Corporation from time to time, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December
31, 2009 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and 10-Q/A.