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Disclosure of shareholdings

October 21, 2005

Jona


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 October 19, 2005 that it holds for itself and for its subsidiaries 9.99 percent (previously 10.04 percent) of the voting rights and of the registered share capital of Holcim Ltd. This equals 22,959,356 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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