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Saint-Gobain and NSG Group Pursue Joint Expansion in Brazil

November 26, 2010

COURBEVOIE, France, November 26, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Cebrace
announced today plans to build a new float glass plant in Bahia State, in
northeastern Brazil. The new facility will be the sixth float line owned by
Cebrace Cristal Plano Ltda, a joint venture between Saint-Gobain Glass and
NSG Group in Brazil. The project will enable Cebrace to serve its customers
more effectively in this fast-growing region.

The plant will be capable of producing 600 tonnes of flat glass a day to
supply the Brazilian construction and automotive markets. Scheduled to come
on stream in first-quarter 2013, the world-class production facility will
further consolidate Cebrace’s geographic coverage of the Brazilian market,
where it already has four float lines in the Southeast (including one under
construction) and one in the South.

The new plant will enable Cebrace to keep pace with growth in the
Brazilian flat glass market and to strengthen its local leadership position.

About Saint-Gobain

Located in 64 countries with over 190,000 employees, Saint-Gobain, the
world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures
and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet
growing demand in emerging and mature countries, for energy efficiency and
for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain’s Flat Glass Business produces,
processes and markets glass products for three main markets: construction,
transport (automotive, aeronautics, rail and industrial conveyors), and solar
power. World leader for coated glass, Saint-Gobain Glass covers all the Flat
Glass business’s primary glass manufacturing facilities and is supported by a
powerful worldwide production network comprising floats and coaters.

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