Coming Together for Combined Success

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After H.B. Fuller's transformative acquisition of Royal Adhesives, we began a three-year integration plan to create shareholder value and improve our business.

Managing the integration was a focus across our organization in 2018. More than 1,500 Royal employees joined H.B. Fuller. Our goal was to ensure that all of our new colleagues felt welcome and valued by our company.

A year into the integration plan, we have hit many key milestones while minimizing disruptions to our business and employees. During the first half of 2018, all Royal employees participated in H.B. Fuller’s onboarding training, ensuring they had the information and resources they would need to work productively, and as a result, the vast majority of Royal employees have committed to building their careers at H.B. Fuller.

Together, our combined team hit the ground running. Internally, teams have been working to achieve cost and commercial synergies. At the same time, our commercial teams have been able to leverage combined product lines and expertise to win with customers. Cross-functional teams have focused on projects ranging from sales and marketing support to product line harmonization. This work has driven what we expect to be long-lasting connections and collaboration between employees.

It has required hard work and dedication from employees across our combined organization, and we are proud of the work our teams are doing around the world. The Royal integration provided a critical opportunity to grow and strengthen our workforce, and it has gotten off to a strong start.

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