CRH plc announced that at the end of the public tender offer acceptance period for Gétaz Romang Holding, which expired on 3 May 2007, 99.24% of the publicly outstanding shares had been notified for acceptance. Taking into account the shares purchased by CRH in the marketplace prior to the publication of the offer, the shares conditionally purchased from Messrs. Miauton and Mottier and the shares held in treasury, subject to the remaining conditions to the offer being fulfilled or waived, CRH will control 99.49% of the share capital of Gétaz Romang. Settlement and completion is expected before the end of May.
CRH intends to petition for the invalidation of the remaining publicly held shares of Gétaz Romang in compliance with the Swiss takeover rules. CRH further intends to delist Gétaz Romang from the Swiss Stock Exchange.