A shareholder information brochure on the proposed Merger of Equals between Lafarge S.A. and Holcim Ltd has been made available by Holcim Ltd in connection with its Extraordinary General Meeting to be held on May 8, 2015.
This shareholder information brochure is intended to provide the shareholders of Holcim with information on the proposed Merger of Equals to create LafargeHolcim, the most advanced group in the building materials industry (the Transaction) and notably includes:
- an overview of the Transaction, including the contemplated strategic goals, synergies and corporate governance;
- condensed unaudited pro forma financial and non-financial information;
- a detailed description of the Transaction and a presentation of certain of the Risk Factors related to it;
- an indicative timetable for the Transaction which is subject to the approval of the AMF.
This shareholder information brochure will be available from this date on both Lafarge and Holcim websites.
This release and the information brochure does not constitute an invitation or an offer to purchase, sell, trade or subscribe for any shares or other securities of the companies involved and, in particular, it is neither an offering prospectus within the meaning of Article 652a of the Swiss Code of Obligations, nor a listing prospectus as defined in the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd (SIX). This communication does not constitute an offer of or solicitation to purchase or otherwise acquire securities in the United States. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”).
THIS RELEASE AND THE INFORMATION BROCHURE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY ANY SECURITY. THIS INFORMATION BROCHURE AND ANY ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS MUST NOT BE PUBLISHED, RELEASED OR DISTRIBUTED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE THE DISTRIBUTION OF SUCH INFORMATION IS RESTRICTED BY LAW OR REGULATIONS. PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THIS INFORMATION BROCHURE ARE REQUIRED TO INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT AND OBSERVE SUCH RESTRICTIONS. ANY FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE RESTRICTIONS MAY CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY SUCH JURISDICTIONS. LAFARGE AND HOLCIM DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY VIOLATION BY ANY PERSON OF ANY SUCH RESTRICTIONS.
NOTES TO EDITORS
A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 63,000 people in 61 countries, and posted sales of €12.8 billion in 2014. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world’s leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity.