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Disclosure of shareholdings

August 06, 2004

Disclosure of shareholdings according to the Swiss Stock Exchange Act: Shareholding of The Capital Group Companies, Inc. in Holcim Ltd is currently 9.98 percent.

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., Los Angeles, CA, USA that it holds as a group - according to Article 15 of the Stock Exchange Act - for itself and for subsidiaries of its group 9.98 percent (previously 10.002 percent) of the voting rights and of the registered share capital of Holcim Ltd. This equals 22,956,120 registered shares and voting rights.

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