“The Group is well positioned to benefit from growth in its markets and from ongoing development activity that will support further progress towards the delivery of its medium term targets outlined earlier this year.” – Gavin Slark (12 May 2015)
|| Grafton Group plc is an independent company operating in the Merchanting, DIY Retailing and Mortar Manufacturing markets in the UK, Ireland and Belgium.
| Grafton is in business since 1902 with the establishment of Chadwicks to supply builders merchants and building contractors with Irish and imported cement.
|Michael Chadwick, Non-Executive Chairman
Gavin Slark, Chief Executive Officer
David Arnold, Chief Financial Officer
Frank van Zanten, Non-Executive Director
Roderick Ryan, Non-Executive Director
Charles M. Fisher, Non-Executive Director
Annette Flynn, Non-Executive Director
Charles Rinn, Secretary and Group Financial Controller
| Grafton's strategy is to be an international trade supplier of construction products and related activities, built on service, supported by a strong financial base and operated within a framework of high business ethics and integrity and recognised by investors as a progressive, cash-generative business.
| Grafton has a strong portfolio of businesses and brands with leading market positions in the UK, Ireland and Belgium. The Group has over 600 locations, employing approximately 9,000 people.
| The Group's key brands include the 3rd largest builders merchants, the 4th largest plumbers merchants and the leading mortar manufacturer in the UK. In Ireland Grafton is the market leader in builders merchanting and DIY retailing.
| Grafton Group plc
Sandyford Industrial Estate
T: +353 1 216 0600
F: +353 1 295 4470
| Latest results: Final Results for 2014 released on 10 March 2015
| 2014 Results:
Turnover £2,082 million (2013: £1,900 million)
Underlying Operating profit £110.1 million (2013: £77.2 million)
Adjusted EPS 34.4 pence (2013: 22.3 pence)
|Shares in issue: 232,599,770 Grafton Units (6 May 2015 excluding treasury shares)
Number of shareholders: 7,473 (6 May 2015)
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