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GRAFTON GROUP PLC (GRF.U)

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Business Summary
Logo Grafton Group plc
Wholesales construction materials and DIY supplies

Grafton Group plc is an independent company that operates in the merchanting, retailing and mortar manufacturing markets in Britain, Ireland and Belgium.

It operates in three segments: Merchanting, Retailing and Mortar Manufacturing.

The Merchanting segment is engaged in the distribution of building and plumbing materials primarily to professional trades people engaged in residential repair, maintenance and improvement projects and also in residential and other new build construction.

The Retailing segment incorporates the largest DIY retailing business in Ireland and has stores primarily under the woodie's DIY brand and store kitchen business that trades under the in-house and panelling centre.

The Mortar Manufacturing segment incorporates the largest dry mortar business in Britain and engages in residential and commercial construction projects.

The company was founded by William Thomas Chadwick in 1902 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
Gavin Slark482011Chief Executive Officer & Director
Michael Chadwick621975Non-Executive Chairman
David Llewel Arnold482013Chief Financial Officer & Director
Jolyon Ingham--Group Director-Information Technology
Charles Murray Fisher642009Independent Non-Executive Director
Roderick Ryan572006Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Annette Flynn472011Independent Non-Executive Director
Frank Andre van Zanten, MBA472013Non-Executive Director
Charles Rinn, MBA--Secretary & Group Financial Controller
Joe Sowton--Director-Group Strategic Development
Shareholders
NameShares%
Investec Asset Management Ltd. 29,984,082 12.9%
Franklin Advisers, Inc. 27,823,484 12.0%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) 22,903,000 9.85%
Michael Chadwick 19,436,079 8.36%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd. 10,242,813 4.40%
EdgePoint Investment Group, Inc. 9,449,440 4.06%
Norges Bank Investment Management 5,239,242 2.25%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd. 5,176,191 2.23%
Aberdeen Asset Investments Ltd. 4,559,557 1.96%
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP 3,081,398 1.32%
Sector
Basic Materials
Mineral Resources
 Construction Materials
  Construction Materials
   Construction Material Wholesale
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Company contact information
Grafton Group Plc
Heron House
Sandyford Industrial Estate
Corrig Road
Dublin 18

Phone : +353.1.216.0600
Fax : +353.1.295.4470
Web : www.graftonplc.com
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