Unimin to Merge

with Fairmount Santrol

Creating a Leader in Proppant and Industrial Materials Solutions

Investor Relations Contact

Mariane Ceballo
Director, North America Communications

We’re excited to announce the forthcoming merger of Unimin Corporation and Fairmount Santrol, a leading provider of high-performance silica sand that is headquartered in Ohio.

Combining the capabilities and expertise of our two long-standing businesses, we will work together with a shared vision for the future, delivering industry-leading solutions for customers throughout our energy and industrial markets.

Subject to regulatory review and customary closing conditions, we expect the merger to be completed by mid- 2018, at which point a new public company will be formed.  Until then, both companies will continue to operate as separate entities.

We’ll be communicating regularly with all of our stakeholders throughout the merger process, ensuring that our high service levels are maintained and that there is no disruption to your day-to-day business.

Please note that our specialty high purity quartz (HPQ) business does not form part of the merger.  This arm of Unimin will become a separate entity, wholly-owned by our parent company, Sibelco.

So for HPQ customers, suppliers and distributors, it remains business as usual.

Working together as one, Unimin and Fairmount Santrol will deliver unique value for our customers.  We thank you for your valued business and look forward to further developing our relationship in 2018 as our exciting merger progresses.