Holcim has strengthened its capital base by issuing 5m treasury shares at CHF59.25. The offer was over-subscribed and is raising CHF296m, or €2346m. This transaction has increased the issued share capital by approximately 1.5%.

Holcim Philippines, which saw its 2011 net profit drop by 47.1% in response to weaker demand and higher costs, is expecting growth of 5-6% in 2012 and re-opened its Calaca works in January.

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