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Participants
Karli Anderson Investor Relations
Anne Noonan Chief Executive Officer
Brian Harris Chief Financial Officer
Stanley Elliott Stifel
Trey Grooms Stephens Inc.
Paul Roger Exane BNP Paribas
Kathryn Thompson Thompson Research
Garik Shmois Loop Capital
Collin Verron Jefferies
Brent Thielman D.A. Davidson
Adam Thalhimer Thompson Davis
Jerry Revich Goldman Sachs
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Operator

Good day and thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Summit Materials Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] I’d now like to hand the conference over to your speaker today, Karli Anderson. Please go ahead.

Karli Anderson

Welcome to Summit Materials second quarter 2021 results conference call. release our press results. and a issued yesterday financial detailing operating We all posted call investor our key workbook data, our accompanied website. financial which and operating This by supplemental presentation is section the on Investors an updated and of of are highlighting which of Management’s statements, Summit to Materials’ include responses are nature and on today’s control. their commentary may uncertain call questions forward-looking by and outside

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Anne Noonan

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Brian Harris

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Anne Noonan

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Operator

from first your And Stanley Stifel. of with Elliott line Instructions] [Operator question comes the

Stanley Elliott

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Anne Noonan

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Stanley Elliott

Thank you, Anne.

Anne Noonan

Thank you, Stanley.

Operator

Your comes next question of Stephens with from Inc. the Grooms Trey line

Trey Grooms

and taking for my good morning Hi, thanks questions.

it first and So this is on the question I in guess – around touched the and you definitely here, comments, this is the guidance.

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Anne Noonan

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Brian Harris

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Trey Grooms

you for I Makes that luck. all. to me. you. will pass sense for Good That’s unpacking helpful And us. Very Great. it and on. thank Thank

Anne Noonan

Trey. Thanks,

Operator

from BNP Paribas. with line comes question next the of Paul Roger Your Exane

Paul Roger

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Anne Noonan

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you saw, we increased. year-to-date, As have

continue to we strategy. So, push of Elevate part this as our

Paul Roger

very you Perfect. Thank much.

Operator

the next line question Thompson with Thompson comes from Kathryn Your Research. of

Kathryn Thompson

question Hi. today. for Thank taking my you

increase importantly, Somewhat changed activity changed the materials light field related the this has in how in activity? conversations given industry, or this you. M&A increased in to portfolio influenced in your operational how has initiatives, Thank the heavy your of optimization,

Anne Noonan

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Kathryn Thompson

Okay, great. you. Thank

Operator

Your Loop Garik comes the Shmois question from of Capital. with line next

Garik Shmois

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Anne Noonan

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Garik Shmois

again. Thanks

Anne Noonan

Garik. Thanks

Operator

And Ng line Jefferies. your question next comes of Phil from the with

Collin Verron

headwinds the Can of actually And points business. Thank cement of decline you Collin Phil. how of is basis through just us magnitude of are through potentially taking the rest This XXX thinking for margin in saw the Hi. for the question. on different you those my and you XXXX? gross walk quantify the about you drivers

Anne Noonan

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impact So, say, that was a on our a would temporary slight margins. impact, I

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and still good progress are full waiting America facility and Green our year we production year-to-date with have We for made the the that progresses implementation Recycling to we done here. get as of But hope team.

Collin Verron

for color. the you Thank

Operator

Brent Thielman D.A. Your the line next with Davidson. comes question of from

Brent Thielman

historically? align you much wondering quickly. been time fast you thinking and markets Thank are Hi. what you. the that you less it about about prioritized or haven’t particularly perhaps about markets may for I divestiture like program, how than you to in, the looks include whether an current footprint in Anne nearing look some with those your am these Horizon are obviously start this a you new Summit of are leverage done guess of that and X, goal Xx pretty to emphasis identified Brian, half geographies off invest I

Anne Noonan

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changed. hasn’t that So,

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Brent Thielman

Okay. Thank you. Best of luck.

Anne Noonan

Thanks Brent.

Operator

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Operator

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Anne Noonan

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Unidentified Analyst

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Anne Noonan

David. Thanks

Operator

with Davis. And Thalhimer from of line Thompson Adam your next comes the question

Adam Thalhimer

morning Good Hi. guys.

back quick of the forward? on balance cash sheet half, cash deployment probably thoughts grows the going a in just your up and further is Just question, piling

Brian Harris

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Operator

line of And with from your Anthony question the next Pettinari comes Citigroup.

Unidentified Analyst

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Anne Noonan

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Unidentified Analyst

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Operator

Markets. Your question from next RBC line Capital Mike comes of Dahl with the

Unidentified Analyst

Collins for on my Thanks is taking This for Hi. questions. Chris Mike.

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Anne Noonan

we And to leverage. remain our leverage, that. and process very manage on we the right, doing of to reduce are our commitment focused clearly, Well, in

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Unidentified Analyst

I Understood. the appreciate color.

Anne Noonan

you, Chris. Thank

Operator

And line your Revich of with Sachs. from last comes Goldman the Jerry question

Jerry Revich

a morning. Good the some owners solutions Hi. just expand be wondering if able I to take reached might Yes. split the more were folks mean business those the fits of this am businesses have it asset-light a essentially to vertically-integrated Anne does gate to the forward profile? exit similar going acquisitions, and of you buyers around could out why you if of assets. And you it importantly, Thanks. those that better and for be able up

Anne Noonan

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Jerry Revich

Thanks. Okay.

Anne Noonan

Jerry. Thanks

Operator

the call We remarks. Anne over have turn our I allotted time for to for closing reached Q&A. will now

Anne Noonan

Thank to and would you, for you you messages. like thank operator, joining all three us. I with leave

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Operator

call. this concludes Ladies disconnect. you participating may Thank now conference you gentlemen, for and today’s and