The Autorité des marchés financiers (the “AMF”) published today the final results of the re -opened public exchange offer initiated by LafargeHolcim Ltd (formerly Holcim Ltd ) for the shares of Lafarge S.A . 25,901, 191 additional Lafarge S.A. shares have been tendered.
Following the settlement -delivery of the re -opened offer which is expected to occur on August 4, 2015, LafargeHolcim Ltd will hold 278,131,864 Lafar ge S.A. shares representing 96.41 percent of the share capital an d at least 95.25 percent of the voting rights1 of Lafarge S.A.
As at least 95 percent of the share capital and voting rights in Lafarge S.A. have been tendered, LafargeHolcim Ltd could request the AMF to implement a squeeze -out procedure pursuant to the general regulations of the AMF for all issued and outstanding Lafarge S.A. shares not tendered to the public exchange offer. As of yet, no decision by the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim Ltd has been taken in this regard.
1 Based on the total number of shares outstanding as of July 29, 2015: 288,474,712 shares representing no more than 291,990,114 voting rights. The number of voting rights is an estimate taking only partially into account the loss of double v oting right s attached to tendered shares.
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 so lutions . 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 ch allenges 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 o nly 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). Dist ribution, publication or dissemination of this communication in certain countries may constitute a breach of the applicable laws and regulations. Consequently, persons physically located in countries in which this communication is distributed, published or disseminated shall inquire about such applicable laws and regulations and comply with them.