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Zamil Industrial Announces New JV with Rabiah and Nassar Group.

Zamil Industrial Announces New JV with Rabiah and Nassar Group

Zamil Industrial signed a new joint venture agreement with Rabiah and Nassar Group on Wednesday, 9 April 2008, whereby Zamil Industrial acquires 50 percent shares in Rabiah and Nassar Precast Concrete factory (RANCO Precast), based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The total investment value in this factory is SAR 117 million (USD 31.2 million). The facility designs, manufactures and erects precast concrete buildings used for various applications including residential, schools, shopping malls, plants, walls panels, and fabricates a variety of other concrete-based products. Precast concrete structures are known for their attractive designs, rapid assembly and low maintenance. The company is also planning to construct two new factories to produce Hollocore and concrete panel systems, and to expand its operations in new locations to become one of the biggest precast concrete factories in the region.

"Zamil Industrial Board of Directors' decision to become a partner in this factory is part of the company's strategy to expand its operations and deliver new products and solutions, in addition to its current offerings of innovative, high quality air conditioning systems, steel products, architectural glass products and fiberglass insulation products, as well as to invest in the building and construction sector," said Dr. Abdulrahman Al Zamil, Chairman of the Board, Zamil Industrial, upon signing the agreement.

Zamil Industrial is very glad to establish a long-term strategic partnership with Rabiah and Nassar Group, especially considering its long and substantial experience in the field of precast concrete structures, which has advanced its status to that of one of the leading companies in Saudi Arabia.

"A primary objective of forming new partnerships is to expand our operations within and outside Saudi Arabia, as well as to establish new industries in the building materials arena that meet the increasing demand for these products in Saudi Arabia and the region," said Engineer Abdulwahab S. Al-Nassar, Board Director at Rabiah and Nassar Group. "We have chosen Zamil Industrial as a new strategic partner because of its well-known local and international reputation and its marketing, managerial and technical capabilities, which we believe that it will add a significant value to RANCO Precast on the long run".

Zamil Industrial and Rabiah and Nassar Group expressed their appreciation to Amwal Financial Consultants for its exemplary efforts in fulfilling their integral role as financial advisors of this agreement, which had led to finalizing this strategic partnership.

About Zamil Industrial Zamil Industrial was founded in 1998. It is headquartered in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and employs more than 8,200 people in 55 countries. As an international manufacturing and fabrication group, it provides leading air conditioning, pre-engineered steel buildings, structural steel products, process equipment, transmission and telecommunications towers, open web joists and decks, architectural glass processing, aerated concrete products and fiberglass insulation solutions to meet the requirements of the global construction industry through its four sector businesses: Zamil Air Conditioners (www.zamilac.com), Zamil Steel Industries (www.zamilsteel.com), Zamil Glass Industries (www.zamilglass.com) and Arabian Fiberglass Insulation Co. Ltd. (www.afico.com.sa).

For the year ended 31 December 2007, Zamil Industrial posted turnover of SAR 3.68 billion/USD 982 million, a growth of 28.4% over 2006, with net profit, after Zakat contribution, of SAR 206.5 million/USD 55.1 million. Post Zakat Earnings Per Share during 2007 grew to SAR 4.59/USD 1.22 from SAR 4.26/USD 1.14 representing 7.8 percent growth. Shareholders' equity grew by 20.6% to SAR 894.3 million/USD 238.5 million. Export sales accounted for SAR 1331.7 million/USD 355.2 million representing 36% of total revenue and 20.4% growth over 2006. Zamil Industrial exports to more than 80 international markets.

Zamil Industrial shares are actively traded on the Saudi Stock Market. More information can be found at www.zamilindustrial.com.

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