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Lafarge Malaysia shareholders vote down RPTs with YTL Cement

24 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Minority shareholders of Lafarge Malaysia have voted down a plan to enter into recurrent related party transactions (RPTs) with YTL Cement, estimated to be worth about MYR3.5bn (US$837.92m). The proposal was rejected by 76 per cent of the shareholders, according to a bourse filing. The RPTs would have allowed Lafarge to deal with YTL on the sale and purchase of clinker, cement and pulverised ash, and also fees for services and rental of properties in Johor and Singapore.


04 June 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has agreed the sale of its 51 per cent-owned subsidiary Lafarge Malaysia to YTLCement Berhad for US$396m, a 43 per cent premium to the latest share price before the deal was announced. The sale includes the 91 per cent-owned subsidiary Holcim Singapore Pte Ltd. Lafarge Malaysia operates three integrated cement works and two grinding centres. Completion of the deal was achieved on 17 May 2019. In the first quarter Lafarge Malaysia lost MYR32.07m (US$7.64m), compared with a loss ...

Lafarge Malaysia announces new managing director

31 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Malaysia has announced the appointment of Michael Yeoh Sock Siong as managing director of the company effective from 31 May. The company stated that he has been repositioned from the previously-announced role of executive director to MD. Members of the Yeoh family, which controls the YTL group, joined the Lafarge Malaysia board two weeks ago after its acquisition by YTL Cement.

Lafarge Malaysia reduces net loss in 1Q19

30 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Malaysia successfully reduced its net loss to MYR32.07m (US$7.64m) in the 1Q19, compared with MYR68.73m of the year-ago period. However, revenue saw a minor 1.5 per cent YoY fall to MYR538.7m from MYR546.8m, with the decrease attributed to lower cement sales caused by market conditions. The company noted that key infrastructure projects will help reduce the domestic cement industry’s overcapacity, but market conditions are expected to remain challenging. "There is still healthy ...

YTL executives appointed to Lafarge Malaysia board while CEO resigns

20 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Yeoh Khoon Cheng has resigned as CEO of Lafarge Malaysia although he will stay on as the group’s executive director. In addition, Lafarge Malaysia Vice Chairman, Martin Kriegner, and non-independent and non-executive directors John William Stull and Datuk Tan Pei Ling have also resigned. In a separate move, several YTL Corp Bhd executives have been appointed to the company’s board. YTL Corp Executive Chairman, Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh, and Managing Director, Datuk Yeoh Seok Kian, have bee...

Lafarge Malaysia expects subdued demand, higher prices

09 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Malaysia expects subdued domestic cement demand to continue in 2019 but prices are anticipated to increase due to higher production costs. A report in the Edge Financial Daily states that the recovery in the property market will take longer as the oversupply overhang and affordability issue continues to plague the industry. The potential revival of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is positive for the group as it had secured a cement supply contract previously, the report ad...

Yeoh Khoon Chen redesignated as Lafarge Malaysia CEO

14 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Malaysia’s CFO Yeoh Khoon Cheng has been redesignated as the company’s CEO with immediate effect. On 16 November last year he was appointed interim CEO. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and joined Lafarge in 1987 as a finance manager. Since then, he has held various positions in the group’s business development, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. In January 2016, he was appointed CFO in Huaxin Cement Ltd – post which he held unt...

Lafarge Malaysia records 3Q18 net loss of MYR109m

21 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Malaysia recorded a net loss in 3Q18 of MYR109.28m (US$26m) down 160 per cent from MYR42.01m in 3Q17. Revenue fell by 14 per cent YoY to MYR495.1m in 3Q18. The decline in earnings was down to lower cement sale and higher operating expenditure. Higher energy prices, as well as the lower production output and timing of the scheduled plant maintenance put pressure on costs. "The decrease was due to the soft market demand and continuing domestic pricing pressures," said Lafarge Malay...

Mario Gross steps down as CEO of Lafarge Malaysia

20 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Mario Gross of Lafarge Malaysia stepped down from his role as president and CEO of the company on Friday, after seven months in the position. Mr Gross has been assigned to a new role in the LafargeHolcim group but will also continue as a non-independent non-executive director from 16 November to 31 December this year to facilitate the transition. "During his tenure here, Gross laid the groundwork for the business turnaround plan, putting in place an experienced leadership team and strengt...

Lafarge Cement to supply Malaysian rail link project

20 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Lafarge Malaysia, has been awarded a MYR270m (US$68.92m) cement supply contract by the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project. The contract will see the company supply cement for all eight stages of work from now until 31 December 2019. Beyond this, the agreement is renewable for a further two years subject to mutually-agreed terms and conditions. "We are very pleased to be awarded the trust...