Disclosure of shareholdings according to the Swiss Stock Exchange Act: Shareholding of UBS AG in Holcim Ltd

1 October 2008
 

In accordance with Article 20 of the Federal Act on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading (Stock Exchange Act), Holcim Ltd was informed on September 29, 2008, by UBS AG, Bahnhofstrasse 45 / P.O. Box, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland, that it holds through securities lending and assignment of security via affiliates as an organized group 5.72 percent of the share capital (15,062,206 registered shares) and 5.91 percent of the voting rights of Holcim Ltd (15,568,206 voting rights), respectively. This includes purchase rights corresponding to 0.19 percent of the voting rights of Holcim Ltd (506,000 voting rights). Furthermore, there exist sale positions corresponding to 0.38 percent of the voting rights of Holcim Ltd (1,008,721 voting rigths). According to the declaration of UBS AG, the thresholds under the Stock Exchange Act of 3 and 5 percent had been exceeded on September 23, 2008.

On October 1, 2008 Holcim Ltd was further informed by UBS AG that UBS AG has again fallen below the thresholds under the Stock Exchange Act of 3 and 5 percent already on September 25, 2008.


This declaration of shareholdings is based on the recommendation of the Disclosure Office of SIX Swiss Exchange (Disclosure Office) dated October 1, 2008 in which the Disclosure Office in accordance with Article 20 of the Ordinance of the Swiss Federal Banking Commission on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading has granted Holcim Ltd relief from the duty to disclose.


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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 more than 70 countries on all continents.
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