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Proposed merger of Swiss plumbing and heating business with Walter Meier

21 February, 2017

Wolseley has signed an agreement to merge Tobler, its Swiss plumbing and heating business, with Walter Meier AG, a Swiss heating and HVAC distributor. 

If completed, the merger would be consistent with the strategic objectives of both Wolseley and Walter Meier to create a high quality, market-leading business across plumbing, heating and HVAC distribution in Switzerland.

The proposed merger is subject to approval by Walter Meier’s shareholders, appropriate financing and Swiss competition clearance and therefore there can be no certainty that the transaction will be completed. If it is completed, Wolseley expects to receive cash consideration of CHF117.8 million and a 39.2% minority holding in the newly combined and enlarged business. 

For further information please contact

Wolseley plc
Dave Keltner, Interim Chief Financial Officer

Tel: +41 (0) 41723 2230

Mark Fearon, Director of
Corporate Communications and IR

Mobile: +44 (0) 7711 875070

Brunswick (Media Enquiries)
Mike Harrison, David Litterick

Tel: +44 (0)20 7404 5959