CRH share buyback

CRH share buyback
Published: 20 May 2008

CRH plc announces that on 19thMay 2008 that UBS Limited purchased, on behalf of the company 71,522 Ordinary Shares of EUR0.32 each in CRH plc at prices  between EUR24.317and EUR24.60 per Ordinary Share. The purchased shares will be held as Treasury Shares.  Following the above transaction, CRH plc holds 10,824,365 ordinary shares in Treasury. The number of Ordinary Shares in issue (excluding Treasury Shares) is 537,296,071.