The Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting of Lafarge, convened to approve Lafarge's rights issue, was held in Paris on March 31, 2009, chaired by Bruno Lafont, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge.
At the Meeting, Lafarge shareholders approved all the proposed resolutions and in particular the one permitting the launch of the 1.5 billion euros capital increase, with preferential subscription rights.
Results of the vote will be available on the Lafarge website.
Lafarge wishes to thank its shareholders for the renewed trust expressed by their support in the rights issue.
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Lafarge is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. With more than 84,000 employees in 79 countries, Lafarge posted sales of Euros 19 billion in 2008.
In 2009 and for the fifth year in a row, Lafarge was listed in the ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World'. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.