27 February 17

Bunzl plc, the international distribution and outsourcing Group, today announces that it has acquired LSH, a company based in Singapore.

LSH is engaged in the distribution of a variety of personal protection equipment, primarily to end users operating in the oil & gas, construction, pharmaceutical and industrial sectors. Revenue in 2016 was S$9 million (c.£5 million).

Commenting on the acquisition, Frank van Zanten, Chief Executive of Bunzl, said:

“The purchase of LSH represents our first step into Singapore following which we now have operations across 30 countries globally. The business has a leading position in the local safety market with a broad product offering and well established customers and should provide a good base from which to develop our operations in South East Asia. We are pleased to welcome their employees to the Group”.

Enquiries:

Bunzl plc Tulchan
Frank van Zanten, Chief Executive David Allchurch
Brian May, Finance Director Stephen Malthouse
Tel: +44 (0)20 7725 5000 Tel: +44 (0)20 7353 4200