Legrand Announces Its Intention to Disengage from Russia
January 30, 2023
In view of recent developments, including rising operational complexity and uncertainty, Legrand has decided to divest its Russian operations and is currently reviewing options for transferring their control in a timely and orderly manner.
Legrand’s activities in Russia accounted for approximately 1.5% of full-year sales in 2022. As of December
31, 2022, the Group’s balance-sheet exposure to Russia, including currency translation reserves,
amounted to approximately €200 million, of which close to €150 million will be booked in respect of its 2022
consolidated financial statements as an assets impairment, with no impact on the Group’s adjusted
Legrand believes this disengagement is the best option to ensure its ongoing compliance with all legislation
and regulations as well as the long-term continuity of local operations for its employees and customers.