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Disclosure of shareholdings

July 11, 2005


Disclosure of shareholdings according to the Swiss Stock Exchange Act: Shareholding of The Capital Group Companies, Inc. in Holcim Ltd

In accordance with Article 20 of the Federal Act on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading (Stock Exchange Act), Holcim Ltd was informed by The Capital Group Companies, Inc., 333 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA on July 6 that it holds for itself and for its subsidiaries 10.04 percent (previously 9.94 percent) of the voting rights and of the registered share capital of Holcim Ltd. This equals 23,080,848 registered shares and voting rights.

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Holcim is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement, as well as aggregates (crushed stone, sand and gravel), concrete and construction-related services. The Group has majority and minority interests in more than 70 countries on all continents.
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