Form 6-K James Hardie Industries For: Sep 17

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 6-K
Report of Foreign Private Issuer Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the Month of September 2021
1-15240
(Commission File Number)
JAMES HARDIE INDUSTRIES plc
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
Europa House, Second Floor
Harcourt Centre
Harcourt Street, Dublin 2, D02, WR20, Ireland
(Address of principal executive offices)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
Form 20-F..X....  Form 40-F.........
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): Not Applicable
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): Not Applicable



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Forward-Looking Statements
This Form 6-K contains forward-looking statements. James Hardie Industries plc (the “company”) may from time to time make forward-looking statements in its periodic reports filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission, on Forms 20-F and 6-K, in its annual reports to shareholders, in offering circulars, invitation memoranda and prospectuses, in media releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by the company’s officers, directors or employees to analysts, institutional investors, existing and potential lenders, representatives of the media and others. Statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements and such forward-looking statements are statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Examples of forward-looking statements include:
statements about the company’s future performance;
projections of the company’s results of operations or financial condition;
statements regarding the company’s plans, objectives or goals, including those relating to strategies, initiatives, competition, acquisitions, dispositions and/or its products;
expectations concerning the costs associated with the suspension or closure of operations at any of the company’s plants and future plans with respect to any such plants;
expectations concerning the costs associated with the significant capital expenditure projects at any of the company’s plants and future plans with respect to any such projects;
expectations regarding the extension or renewal of the company’s credit facilities including changes to terms, covenants or ratios;
expectations concerning dividend payments and share buy-backs;
statements concerning the company’s corporate and tax domiciles and structures and potential changes to them, including potential tax charges;
uncertainty from the expected discontinuance of LIBOR and transition to any other interest rate benchmark;
statements regarding the effect and consequences of the COVID-19 public health crisis;
statements regarding tax liabilities and related audits, reviews and proceedings;
statements regarding the possible consequences and/or potential outcome of legal proceedings brought against us and the potential liabilities, if any, associated with such proceedings;
expectations about the timing and amount of contributions to AICF, a special purpose fund for the compensation of proven Australian asbestos-related personal injury and death claims;
expectations concerning the adequacy of the company’s warranty provisions and estimates for future warranty-related costs;
statements regarding the company’s ability to manage legal and regulatory matters (including but not limited to product liability, environmental, intellectual property and competition law matters) and to resolve any such pending legal and regulatory matters within current estimates and in anticipation of certain third-party recoveries; and
statements about economic or housing market conditions in the regions in which we operate, including but not limited to, the levels of new home construction and home renovations, unemployment levels, changes in consumer income, changes or stability in housing values, the availability of mortgages and other financing, mortgage and other interest rates, housing affordability and supply, the levels of foreclosures and home resales, currency exchange rates, and builder and consumer confidence.

Words such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “expect,” “intend,” “target,” “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “forecast,” “guideline,” “aim,” “will,” “should,” “likely,” “continue,” “may,” “objective,” “outlook” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements and all such forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the following cautionary statements.
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Forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations, estimates and assumptions and because forward-looking statements address future results, events and conditions, they, by their very nature, involve inherent risks and uncertainties, many of which are unforeseeable and beyond the Company’s control. Such known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause actual results, performance or other achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed, projected or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors, some of which are discussed under “Risk Factors” in Section 3 of the Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 18 May 2021, include, but are not limited to: all matters relating to or arising out of the prior manufacture of products that contained asbestos by current and former Company subsidiaries; required contributions to AICF, any shortfall in AICF funding and the effect of currency exchange rate movements on the amount recorded in the Company’s financial statements as an asbestos liability; compliance with and changes in tax laws and treatments; competition and product pricing in the markets in which the Company operates; the consequences of product failures or defects; exposure to environmental, asbestos, putative consumer class action or other legal proceedings; general economic and market conditions; the supply and cost of raw materials; possible increases in competition and the potential that competitors could copy the Company’s products; compliance with and changes in environmental and health and safety laws; risks of conducting business internationally; compliance with and changes in laws and regulations; currency exchange risks; dependence on customer preference and the concentration of the Company’s customer base; dependence on residential and commercial construction markets; the effect of adverse changes in climate or weather patterns; use of accounting estimates; risk and uncertainties arising out of the COVID-19 public health crisis, including the impact of COVID-19 on our business, sales, results of operations and financial condition and all other risks identified in the Company’s reports filed with Australian, Irish and US securities regulatory agencies and exchanges (as appropriate). The Company cautions you that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive and that other risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from those referenced in the Company’s forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and are statements of the Company’s current expectations concerning future results, events and conditions. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information except as required by law.


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EXHIBIT INDEX
 
Exhibit No. Description
Substantial Holding Notice

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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
James Hardie Industries plc
Date:    17 September 2021
By:  /s/ Joseph C. Blasko
 
Joseph C. Blasko
 
General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Company Secretary

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EXHIBIT INDEX
 
Exhibit No. Description
Substantial Holding Notice
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James Hardie Industries plc Europa House 2nd Floor, Harcourt Centre Harcourt Street, Dublin 2, D02 WR20, Ireland T: +353 (0) 1 411 6924 F: +353 (0) 1 479 1128 James Hardie Industries plc is a limited liability company incorporated in Ireland with its registered office at Europa House 2nd Floor, Harcourt Centre, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2, D02 WR20, Ireland. Directors: Michael Hammes (Chairman, USA), David Harrison (USA), Persio Lisboa (USA), Anne Lloyd (USA), Moe Nozari (USA), Rada Rodriguez (Sweden), Suzanne B. Rowland (USA), Dean Seavers (USA), Nigel Stein (UK), Harold Wiens (USA). Chief Executive Officer and Director: Jack Truong (USA) Company number: 485719 ARBN: 097 829 895 14 September 2021 The Manager Company Announcements Office Australian Securities Exchange Limited 20 Bridge Street SYDNEY NSW 2000 Dear Sir/Madam Substantial Holding Notice As required under ASX Listing Rule 3.17.3 please see attached a copy of the substantial holding notice received by James Hardie on 13 September 2021. Regards Joseph C. Blasko General Counsel & Company Secretary This announcement has been authorised for release by the General Counsel and Company Secretary, Mr Joseph C. Blasko. Exhibit 99.1


 
NOTICE OF NOTIFIABLE INTEREST IN RELEVANT SHARE CAPITAL OF JAMES HARDIE INDUSTRIES PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (THE “COMPANY”) IN FULFILMENT OF AN OBLIGATION ARISING UNDER CHAPTER 4 OF PART 17 OF THE COMPANIES ACT 2014 James Hardie Industries Plc Level 20, 60 Castlereagh Street Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia 13 September 2021 ATTN: Company Secretary BY EMAIL: investor.relations@jameshardie.com.au Aoife.Rockett@jameshardie.com James.Brennan-Chong@jameshardie.com.au Greetings, This notification relates to issued ordinary shares in the capital of the Company and is given in fulfillment of the obligations imposed by Sections 1048 to 1050 and otherwise by Chapter 4 of Part 17 of the Companies Act 2014. The Vanguard Group, Inc. hereby notifies you that at the date of this notice it has a total notifiable interest in aggregate of 22,260,051 ordinary shares in the capital of the Company. The identity of the registered holders of shares to which this notification relates (so far as known to The Vanguard Group, Inc.) is set out in the attached schedule. Each of the products managed by The Vanguard Group, Inc., (the “Funds”) named in the attached schedule gives notice that, at the date of this notice, it has a total notifiable interest in the number of ordinary shares in the capital of the Company which is set out against its name. The identity of the registered holders of shares to which its notification relates (so far as known) is also set out against its name in the attached schedule. The address of The Vanguard Group, Inc. is: P.O. Box 2600, V26, Valley Forge, PA 19482, USA Yours faithfully, By: Shawn Acker


 
SCHEDULE Name and address of [Subsidiary]/[Fund] Number of shares Registered holder(s) of shares Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund P.O. Box 2600, V26, Valley Forge, PA 19482, USA 5,724,352 JP Morgan Chase Bank Vanguard Australian Shares Index Fund 5,465,018 JP Morgan Chase Bank Vanguard Developed Markets Index Fund 2,999,600 State Street Bank and Trust Company SMA 1 2,079,153 Others Vanguard Institutional Total International Stock Market Index Trust II 1,969,990 JP Morgan Chase Bank Vanguard Pacific ex-Japan Stock Index Fund 926,383 Brown Brothers Harriman Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund 836,600 Bank of New York Mellon Corporation Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Fund 455,898 Bank of New York Mellon Corporation SMA 3 301,063 Others Vanguard Institutional Total International Stock Market Index Trust 268,221 JP Morgan Chase Bank SMA 4 213,265 Others Vanguard Total World Stock Index Fund 206,149 State Street Bank and Trust Company Vanguard FTSE Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan UCITS ETF 147,009 Brown Brothers Harriman SMA 5 142,260 Others Vanguard FTSE Developed World ex- U.K. Equity Index Fund 111,762 State Street Bank and Trust Company Vanguard Global Stock Index Fund 103,261 Brown Brothers Harriman Vanguard FTSE All-World UCITS ETF 76,839 Brown Brothers Harriman Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF 62,348 JP Morgan Chase Bank Vanguard FTSE Developed All Cap ex North America Index Fund 43,068 State Street Bank and Trust Company Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Trust 25,402 JP Morgan Chase Bank Vanguard ESG Developed World All Cap Equity Index Fund 21,999 Brown Brothers Harriman Vanguard FTSE Developed World II Common Contractual Fund 20,161 Brown Brothers Harriman Vanguard FTSE Developed World UCITS ETF 11,083 Brown Brothers Harriman Vanguard FTSE Developed World Common Contractual Fund 10,887 Brown Brothers Harriman Vanguard SRI FTSE Developed World II Common Contractual Fund 10,526 Brown Brothers Harriman


 
Vanguard FTSE Global All Cap Index Fund 10,413 State Street Bank and Trust Company Vanguard FTSE Developed World ex UK Common Contractual Fund 8,304 Brown Brothers Harriman Vanguard FTSE Developed Asia Pacific All Cap Index ETF 4,042 State Street Bank and Trust Company Vanguard ESG Developed World All Cap Equity Index Fund (UK) 2,884 State Street Bank and Trust Company Vanguard ESG Global All Cap UCITS ETF 975 Brown Brothers Harriman Vanguard Global Multi-Factor Fund 617 JP Morgan Chase Bank Vanguard Global Momentum Factor Fund 519 State Street Bank and Trust Company Total 22,260,051


 


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