CRH transfers Secil shares to Semapa, Portugal

CRH transfers Secil shares to Semapa, Portugal
Published: 16 May 2012

Tagged Under: CRH Semapa Secil Portugal 

CRH has transferred its 49% shareholding in Secil, the Portuguese cement producer, to Semapa, its former joint venture partner, the Irish-based building materials company said in a statement.

The transfer is pursuant to a call option exercised by Semapa and confirmed by an award issued by an Arbitral Tribunal in Paris, functioning under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), at a valuation of €574m.

The net proceeds received by CRH amount to €564.5m and reflect the valuation set by the Arbitral Tribunal as adjusted for legal costs awarded to Semapa and other amounts due to Semapa by CRH.

Semapa has indicated that it intends to continue its proceedings in the Cour d'Appel (court of appeal) in Paris in relation to the award made by the Arbitral Tribunal. CRH will be represented at the hearing.