Holcim And Lafarge Full Merger And Create LafargeHolcim

Holcim And Lafarge Full Merger And Create LafargeHolcim

Holcim Ltd and Lafarge S.A. at this time completed their world merger and have launched LafargeHolcim, a world leader in the building supplies industry.

All circumstances for the completion of the merger have been fulfilled following the profitable completion of the public exchange supply and the issuance of new Holcim shares to Lafarge shareholders.

Holcim’s shareholders had previously approved the merger-related resolutions at an Extrabizarre Common Meeting on Might eight, 2015. With the completion of the merger the mandate of the new Board of Directors and of the new Executive Committee with Eric Olsen as CEO has turn out to be effective.

LafargeHolcim also unveils its new logo and corporate identity today. It has been designed to demonstrate that Holcim and Lafarge have united to kind one company, expressing the leadership and strength of the new Group.

Wolfgang Reitzle, Co-Chairman (statutory Chairman) of the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim, says: "At this time’s closing is a historic occasion – not only for our two founding firms but additionally for the trade as a whole. LafargeHolcim has a unique business portfolio, is the trade benchmark in R&D and affords its clients the widest range of modern and value-adding products, companies and options – from smallholders to giant enterprises and most complex projects."

Bruno Lafont, Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim, adds: "This new company is built on the rich history and culture of Lafarge and Holcim and its teams. The merger has not only resulted in a bigger and more world firm but brings a couple of distinctive set of complementary capabilities to capitalize on. Under the leadership of Eric Olsen, the new Group will foster a new working mannequin and create more value for all our stakeholders."

The new LafargeHolcim shares will likely be traded on the SIX Swiss Change as well as the Euronext in Paris as of July 14.

As announced, LafargeHolcim will re-open the general public alternate supply to offer the remaining Lafarge shareholders the chance to also tender their shares. The new offer period will begin on July 15, 2015 for a length of ten trading days until July 28th.

In April 2014 each corporations had announced their intention to merge. The Group acquired all relevant anti-trust approvals within the anticipated timeframe following a proactive dialogue with the respective authorities. In this context, operations in Europe, the US, Canada, Brazil, India, the Philippines, and Mauritius are being divested. Completion of these transactions is predicted within the coming months.

The worldwide launch of the new firm will likely be celebrated on July 15, 2015. LafargeHolcim will invite to a media conference on that day.


About LafargeHolcim
With a well-balanced presence in 90 countries and a focus on Cement, Aggregates and Concrete, LafargeHolcim is the world leader within the building materials industry. The Group has 115,000 workers all over the world and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. LafargeHolcim is the trade benchmark in R&D and serves from the person homebuilder to the most important and most complex project with the widest range of worth-adding products, revolutionary services and comprehensive building solutions. With a dedication to drive maintainable solutions for better building and infrastructure and to contribute to a higher high quality of life, the Group is finest positioned to fulfill the challenges of increasing urbanization.