In accordance with Article 20 of the Federal Act on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading (Stock Exchange Act), Holcim Ltd was informed on October 6, 2011, by Schweizerische Cement-Industrie-Aktiengesellschaft, Zürcherstrasse 156, 8645 Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, that it holds through the purchase of shares 20.108 percent of the voting rights and of the registered share capital of Holcim Ltd. This corresponds to 65,768,933 registered shares and voting rights. According to the declaration of Schweizerische Cement-Industrie-Aktiengesellschaft, the threshold under the Stock Exchange Act of 20 percent had been exceeded on October 5, 2011.
Dr. Jörg Denzler, spokesperson of the buyer, Schweizerische Cement-Industrie-Aktiengesellschaft, Zürcherstrasse 156, 8645 Rapperswil-Jona, phone +41 44 250 85 85, fax +41 44 250 85 99, was named as contact person.
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Holcim is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement and aggregates (crushed stone, gravel and sand) as well as further activities such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt including services. The Group holds majority and minority interests in around 70 countries on all continents.
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Further information in the event of indirect acquisition:
- Schweizerische Cement-Industrie-Aktiengesellschaft (direct buyer) has named as indirect buyer (beneficial owner): Dr. h.c. Thomas Schmidheiny, Switzerland.
- According to the declaration of Schweizerische Cement-Industrie-Aktiengesellschaft, the direct buyer is controlled by Mr Thomas Schmidheiny.