Lafarge places a 750 million euro bond

8 December 2009

Yesterday Lafarge placed, under its EMTN(1) program, a €750 million bond with a 10-year maturity and fixed annual coupon of 5.5%.

With this refinancing transaction, the Group further optimizes the maturity profile of its debt.

The settlement and issue of the bond is expected on December 16. BNP Paribas, Calyon, Citi, HSBC, Morgan Stanley and Société Générale acted as joint-lead managers and bookrunners for this bond issue.

(1) Euro Medium-Term Note program

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.

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