In accordance with Article 120 of the Federal Act on Financial Market Infrastructures and Market Conduct in Securities and Derivatives Trading (Financial Market Infrastructure Act (FMIA), LafargeHolcim Ltd was informed on March 4, 2016, by BlackRock, Inc. that it holds, through acquisition of shares, 3.04 percent of the voting rights and of the registered share capital of LafargeHolcim Ltd. This corresponds to 18,462,284 registered shares and voting rights. According to the declaration of BlackRock, Inc., the Stock Exchange Act threshold of 3 percent was exceeded on February 29, 2016.
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 32 billion (EUR 26 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.