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Holcim And Lafarge Complete Merger And Create LafargeHolcim

Holcim And Lafarge Complete Merger And Create LafargeHolcim

Holcim Ltd and Lafarge S.A. immediately accomplished their world merger and have launched LafargeHolcim, a world leader in the building materials industry.

All situations for the completion of the merger have been fulfilled following the successful completion of the general public trade supply and the issuance of new Holcim shares to Lafarge shareholders.

Holcim’s shareholders had previously approved the merger-associated resolutions at an Extraatypical Basic Meeting on Might 8, 2015. With the completion of the merger the mandate of the new Board of Directors and of the new Executive Committee with Eric Olsen as CEO has turn out to be effective.

LafargeHolcim additionally unveils its new brand and corporate identity today. It has been designed to demonstrate that Holcim and Lafarge have united to form one company, expressing the leadership and energy of the new Group.

Wolfgang Reitzle, Co-Chairman (statutory Chairman) of the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim, says: "At the moment’s closing is a historic event – not only for our founding firms but in addition for the industry as a whole. LafargeHolcim has a singular enterprise portfolio, is the business benchmark in R&D and presents its prospects the widest range of innovative and worth-adding products, providers and solutions – from smallholders to massive enterprises and most complex projects."

Bruno Lafont, Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim, adds: "This new firm is constructed on the rich history and tradition of Lafarge and Holcim and its teams. The merger has not only resulted in a larger and more global firm but brings about a unique set of complementary capabilities to capitalize on. Under the leadership of Eric Olsen, the new Group will foster a new working mannequin and create more worth for all our stakeholders."

The new LafargeHolcim shares shall be traded on the SIX Swiss Change as well as the Euronext in Paris as of July 14.

As announced, LafargeHolcim will re-open the general public change offer to provide the remaining Lafarge shareholders the opportunity to additionally tender their shares. The new supply period will begin on July 15, 2015 for a duration of ten trading days until July 28th.

In April 2014 both corporations had announced their intention to merge. The Group received all relevant anti-trust approvals within the expected timeframe following a proactive dialogue with the respective authorities. In this context, operations in Europe, the US, Canada, Brazil, India, the Philippines, and Mauritius are being divested. Completion of those transactions is predicted within the approaching months.

The worldwide launch of the new firm shall be celebrated on July 15, 2015. LafargeHolcim will invite to a media convention on that day.


About LafargeHolcim
With a well-balanced presence in 90 international locations and a focus on Cement, Aggregates and Concrete, LafargeHolcim is the world leader in the building supplies industry. The Group has one hundred fifteen,000 workers around the world and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. LafargeHolcim is the trade benchmark in R&D and serves from the person residencebuilder to the largest and most complicated project with the widest range of value-adding products, innovative companies and complete building solutions. With a dedication to drive maintainable solutions for higher building and infrastructure and to contribute to a higher quality of life, the Group is finest positioned to satisfy the challenges of accelerating urbanization.