West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., to Purchase Norbord Inc. in an All Stock Transaction

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., and Norbord Inc., announced today (11/19) that they have entered into a strategic business combination pursuant to which West Fraser, a leading North American diversified wood products company will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Norbord, the world’s largest OSB producer, in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately C$4.0 billion (US $3.1 billion). With a complementary range of products, increased scale, and greater geographic and end-market diversification, West Fraser will be a global wood products leader, with established and growing positions in both North America and Europe. Upon closing current West Fraser shareholders will own approximately 56% of the company, with current Norbord shareholders owning approximately 44%.


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West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., to Purchase Norbord in an All Stock