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Masonite Announces Acquisition of Performance Doorset Solutions

July 27, 2015
By Business Wire News


Masonite International Corporation (the “Company”) (NYSE:DOOR) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Performance Doorset Solutions Limited (“PDS”). PDS is a leading supplier of custom doors and millwork in the United Kingdom that specializes in non-standard product specifications, manufacturing both wood and composite solutions.

PDS employs approximately 150 people located in Lancashire, UK. PDS’s fiscal year ended April 2015 net sales exceeded US $20 million. The purchase price for 100% of the outstanding shares was approximately US $16.0 million.

“PDS is a producer of high quality niche product lines that complement Masonite’s existing UK business. We believe the acquisition of PDS strengthens Masonite’s leadership position in the UK market,” said Chris Virostek, Masonite’s Senior Vice President, Strategy Implementation and Corporate Development. “PDS is another positive step in our core strategy of portfolio optimization designed to increase shareholder value.”

“PDS’s products and service model are a natural addition to Masonite’s business,” said Tim Fairley, MD, founder of PDS. “We are pleased to see this transaction completed and are excited about the opportunities it will bring for our employees and customers.”

Masonite will discuss the acquisition; along with its 2015 second quarter financial results, on its quarterly conference call on Thursday, August 6, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. ET. Please note the dial-in number for the conference call as follows: 877-407-3980 (in the U.S.) or 201-689-8475 (outside U.S.). The conference call will also be available via live webcast under the Investor Relations section of Masonite’s website at Q2’15 Earnings Webcast.

If you are unable to listen to the live conference call, a replay will be available through August 20, 2015. To access the replay, please dial 877-660-6853 (in the U.S.) or 201-612-7415 (outside U.S.). Enter Conference ID #13614492.

This press release is available on the Company’s website at

About Masonite

Masonite International Corporation is a leading global designer and manufacturer of interior and exterior doors for the residential new construction; the residential repair, renovation and remodeling; and the non-residential building construction markets. Since 1925, Masonite has provided its customers with innovative products and superior service at compelling values. Masonite currently serves more than 6,000 customers in 70 countries. Additional information about Masonite can be found at

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Masonite International Corporation
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