Lafarge to explore potential sale of a minority interest of up to 11.2% in Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad

2 July 2010

Lafarge has decided to explore the potential sale of a minority interest of up to 11.2% in Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad (“LMCB”). Lafarge presently holds 62.2% shareholding in LMCB via its subsidiaries, Lafarge Cement UK PLC and Associated International Cement Ltd.

Lafarge would remain the majority shareholder, with a minimum 51% shareholding and management control of LMCB.

This transaction would contribute to Lafarge’s divestment programme for year 2010.

Lafarge is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. With 78,000 employees in 78 countries, Lafarge posted sales of Euros 15.9 billion in 2009. In 2010 and for the sixth 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.

Not for distribution in the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan The securities mentioned herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended. They may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. Any offers of the securities pursuant to the possible transaction described in this press release will be subject to the restrictions of directive 2003/71/ec of the European Parliament and of the Council of November 4th, 2003 (the "Prospectus Directive") including any relevant implementing measures in each member state of the European Economic Area in which the Prospectus Directive has been implemented. Potential investors into whose possession this press release comes are required by Lafarge to inform themselves about and to observe these restrictions.

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