Lafarge to celebrate listing on the New York Stock Exchange


Paris (September 6, 2001) -- Lafarge (EURONEXT: LG, NYSE: LR) the world leader in building materials, will celebrate its recent listing (July 23, 2001) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Thursday, September 6, 2001. On this occasion, Bertrand Collomb, Chairman and CEO of Lafarge, alongside NYSE Chairman Dick Grasso, will ring the opening bell of the NYSE trading session.

Collomb stated: "This celebratory event marks Lafarge's listing on the NYSE as another important step in the international development of our Group, expanding our global reach to the US financial markets."

Lafarge will also have products from its four Divisions – Cement, Aggregates & Concrete, Roofing and Gypsum – on display outside the New York Stock Exchange.
Besides this display, Lafarge will exhibit a concrete ready-mix truck as well as a boom truck used for the transportation and installation of gypsum.

Headquartered in Paris, France, Lafarge is the worldwide leader in building materials, with 85,000 employees in 75 countries. The Group is world number one cement producer and holds top-ranking positions in its three other Divisions – Aggregates & Concrete, Roofing and Gypsum. In 2000, Lafarge recorded sales of Euro 12.2 billion ($11 billion US).

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