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LH merger: final results of public exchange offer

10 July 2015, Published under Cement News

France's Financial Market Authority published the final results of the public exchange offer initiated by Holcim Ltd for the shares of Lafarge SA. Following the settlement-delivery of the offer expected to occur on 10 July 2015, Holcim Ltd will hold 252,230,673 Lafarge SA shares representing 87.46 per cent of the share capital and at least 83.94 per cent of the voting rights of Lafarge SA based on the total number of shares outstanding as of 8 July 2015. In accordance with the AMF general ...

Holcim: Fontana steps down, changes in Executive Committee

10 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Holcim confirmed today that in connection with the successful public exchange offer and the expected closing of the merger with Lafarge, Bernard Fontana will step down from his position as CEO of Holcim Ltd with the completion of the merger. He will also resign from all mandates in all Holcim Group entities. Mr Fontana said: "It has been a pleasure and honour to work with remarkable and passionate people throughout the past years at Holcim. I wish the new company LafargeHolcim and the enti...

Holcim's public exchange offer for shares of Lafarge completed successfully

08 July 2015, Published under Cement News

The public exchange offer made by Holcim Ltd for Lafarge SA has been successful, bringing the merger of the world's two largest cement majors close to completion. The French market watchdog, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), said as of 7 July 2015, a total of 252,230,673 shares representing 87.46 per cent of Lafarge's share capital, and at least 81.47 per cent of voting rights of Lafarge SA, has been offered by shareholders fulfilling the conditions for the merger to go ahead. The succ...

Graymont finalises Holcim NZ lime acquisitions

07 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Graymont has finalised the previously-announced acquisition of two New Zealand-based producers, McDonald’s Lime and Taylor’s Lime from Holcim. “Completion of this acquisition represents a milestone in terms of extending Graymont’s reach beyond North America to serve new customers in select global markets,” stated Graymont President and Chief Executive Officer, Stéphane Godin. “We have great confidence in the long-term growth prospects of the New Zealand economy and the region.” Gl...

CTP Sinto America receives Holcim (US) order

03 July 2015, Published under Cement News

CTP Sinto America entered into a contract with Holcim (US) Inc to supply air pollution control equipment for reduction of emissions from one of the cement kilns at its Midlothian facility. In this  project, exhaust gases from the main baghouse and coal mill baghouse are combined and sent to the new system and then directed to the existing wet scrubber. The project scope includes supply and installation of a CTP Model AutoTherm6-4200 designed to handle 420,000Nm3/h of gas, and duct modifica...

RAM reaffirms Lafarge Malaysia ratings on strong business and financial profile

05 June 2015, Published under Cement News

RAM Rating Services has reaffirmed the ratings of Lafarge Malaysia Bhd’s debt notes based on the strong business and financial profile. The ratings agency had on Thursday reaffirmed the AA2/Stable/P1 ratings of the group’s MYR350m Islamic securities programme (2010/2017). “The ratings are premised on Lafarge Malaysia’s strong business and financial profile. The group is the leading producer of cement in Malaysia, whose annual production capacity of almost 13Mt accounts for about 40 per...

Holcim launches exchange offer for Lafarge shares

01 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Holcim said Monday it has launched the public exchange offer for all the shares of Lafarge, marking the final stage of the merger of the two cement majors. Shareholders in Lafarge are being asked to offer their shares at an exchange ratio of nine Holcim shares for 10 Lafarge shares. Their acceptance of the exchange is the final stage to create a new company. Holcim shareholders have already approved the tie up. The combined LafargeHolcim group would employ approximately 115,000 people i...

Holcim and Lafarge seal binding deal with CRH

27 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge and Holcim have now entered a binding agreement with CRH regarding the sale of several assets with an enterprise value of EUR6.5bn. As announced in February 2015, the assets include operations mainly in Europe, Canada, Brazil and the Philippines (see below). The acquisition remains conditional upon successful completion of the merger of Lafarge and Holcim as well as the completion of local asset reorganisations. The acquisition is expected to complete in the second half of 2015. ...

Future LH Executive Committee finalised

27 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge and Holcim have completed the appointments for the future Executive Committee of LafargeHolcim following a recommendation by Eric Olsen, future CEO of the combined group. The future Executive Committee, under the leadership of Eric Olsen is composed of: • Finance, Thomas Aebischer, currently in charge of Finance at Holcim • Integration, Organization & Human Resources, Jean-Jacques Gauthier, currently in charge of Finance at Lafarge • Europe, Roland Köhler, currently in charge of E...

Holcim releases 2014 Corporate Sustainable Development Report

27 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Holcim today released its 2014 Corporate Sustainable Development Report that outlines the Group’s economic, environmental and social performance and presents Holcim’s objectives for the areas of OH&S, social responsibility, sustainability and enhanced solutions, climate change, resources, and communities. The Swiss major said that the report builds on the “Holcim Sustainable Development Ambition 2030” announced in 2013. The Ambition, which was developed in consultation with a broad range of...