LafargeHolcim Ltd announces that it has decided to initiate a squeeze-out process for all issued and outstanding shares of Lafarge S.A. After surpassing the necessary 95 percent threshold in share capital and voting rights and following a decision by the Board of Directors, LafargeHolcim Ltd plans to request the AMF to implement a squeeze-out procedure pursuant to their general regulations for Lafarge S.A. shares not tendered to the Public Exchange Offer.
LafargeHolcim Ltd will publish further details on the squeeze-out upon filing with the AMF.
With a well-balanced presence in 90 countries and a focus on Cement, Aggregates and Concrete, LafargeHolcim (SIX Swiss Exchange, Euronext Paris: LHN) is the world leader in the building materials industry. The Group has 115,000 employees around the world and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. LafargeHolcim is the industry benchmark in R&D and serves from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project with the widest range of value-adding products, innovative services and comprehensive building solutions. With a commitment to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure and to contribute to a higher quality of life, the Group is best positioned to meet the challenges of increasing urbanization.
This communication is for information purpose only and does not constitute an offer to purchase or exchange or the solicitation of an offer to sell or exchange any securities of Lafarge or an offer to sell or exchange or the solicitation of an offer to buy or exchange any securities of Holcim in any countries, including France
The shares to be delivered upon completion of the exchange offer have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”). Accordingly, the shares to be delivered upon completion of the exchange offer may only be offered or sold in transactions that are exempt from registration under the Securities Act. The exchange offer is not being made in the United States except to “qualified institutional buyers” (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act).
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