The Mixed Annual General Meeting of Lafarge shareholders, which was held in Paris on May 6, 2009 under the chairmanship of Bruno Lafont, approved the 2008 financial statements.
Despite the global economic downturn in the fourth quarter, the Group closed the year 2008 with record-high results and successfully integrated the Orascom Cement operations with its low cost production in growing markets.
For shares entitled to a dividend of €2 per share approved by the Annual General Meeting, the dividend will be paid on July 6, 2009 (with an ex-dividend date on July 1st 2009).
All 27 resolutions put forth before the shareholders were approved.
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Lafarge is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. With more than 84,000 employees in 79 countries, Lafarge posted sales of Euros 19 billion in 2008.
In 2009 and for the fifth year in a row, Lafarge was listed in the "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World". With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.