Cemex Announces Completion of Global Offering

Cemex Announces Completion of Global Offering
29 September 2009

Cemex announced that a total of 1,495,000,000 Ordinary Participation Certificates (CPOs), directly or in the form of American Depositary Shares (ADSs), were sold in a global offering completed today. The underwriters fully exercised their options to purchase additional CPOs and ADSs to cover over-allotments.

Of the 1,495,000,000 CPOs offered, 1,121,250,000 CPOs, directly or in the form of ADSs, were sold in the United States and elsewhere outside of Mexico and 373,750,000 CPOs were sold in Mexico. The ADSs were offered to the public at a price of US$12.50 per ADS, and the CPOs were offered to the public at a price of MXN16.65 per CPO.

The estimated net aggregate proceeds from the global offering, including proceeds from the exercise of the over-allotment option, were approximately US$1.782 billion. The over-allotment option relating to the Mexican portion of the offering will be completed tomorrow. CEMEX intends to use the net proceeds from the global offering to pay down debt as required by the financing agreement recently entered into with its creditors.

J.P. Morgan, Citi, Santander Investment and BBVA acted as global coordinators for the global offering. J.P. Morgan, Citi, Santander Investment, BBVA, BNP Paribas, HSBC and RBS acted as joint bookrunning managers on the international offering. Acciones y Valores Banamex Casa de Bolsa, J.P. Morgan Casa de Bolsa, Casa de Bolsa BBVA Bancomer, Santander Casa de Bolsa and HSBC Casa de Bolsa acted as bookrunning managers for the Mexican offering.

A registration statement relating to the securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is effective. A Spanish language prospectus has been filed with, and approved for use by, the Comisió Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (Mexican securities authority or “NBV”. The public offering in Mexico was approved by the CNBV.

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