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Annual General Meeting Holcim Ltd

May 07, 2008

The 1,985 shareholders attending the AGM voted in favor of all motions by a large majority. The proposed payment of an increased gross dividend of CHF 1.30 to CHF 3.30 per registered share was among the main motions approved.

Representing some 41.4 percent of the company's share capital, the 1,985 shareholders attending the 96th Ordinary Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Holcim Ltd approved by a large majority all the motions proposed by the Board of Directors.

In particular, the increase of the gross dividend from CHF 2.00 to CHF 3.30 per registered share was approved.

Board members Andreas von Planta and Erich Hunziker were re-elected for a further three year term. Newly elected to the Board were Christine Binswanger, partner in the Herzog & de Meuron firm of architects, and Robert F. Spoerry, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mettler Toledo. Christine Binswanger holds a degree in architecture from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), and Robert. F. Spoerry has a degree in mechanical engineering, likewise from the ETH in Zurich. Rolf Soiron, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Holcim Ltd, bade farewell to Board members Willy Kissling and Gilbert Probst at the Annual General Meeting. He thanked both gentlemen for the valuable services they rendered over a period of many years.
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For information on the first quarter 2008, please see the media release dated May 6, 2008.
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Holcim is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement and aggregates (crushed stone, gravel and sand) as well as further activities such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt including services. The Group holds majority and minority interests in more than 70 countries on all continents.
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This media release is also available in German.
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