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Ministry of Education and James Hardie settle claim

Media release

23 December 2013

Ministry of Education and James Hardie settle claim

The Ministry of Education and James Hardie Industries plc have reached settlement in relation to weather-tightness claims made against James Hardie’s two New Zealand subsidiaries in April this year.

Both parties are satisfied with the outcome, which will:

• Support the Ministry of Education’s remediation of weather-tightness-related issues in existing school property
• Support future, high quality school property developments around New Zealand
• Bring a discontinuation of the claims by the Ministry of Education against James Hardie’s New Zealand subsidiaries.

The parties have agreed to keep specific details of the agreement confidential.


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