Lafarge announces the sale of its cement activities in Ukraine for an enterprise value of €96 million to CRH plc. This business comprises one wet process cement plant located in the Lviv region, in the western part of the country.
This transaction, which is expected to close before year-end, is subject to relevant Ukrainian authorities' approval.
The Group remains present in Ukraine through three aggregates quarries serving the Ukrainian as well as the Russian and Polish markets.
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A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 65,000 people in 64 countries, and posted sales of €15.8 billion in 2012. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity. Since 2010, the Lafarge Group has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the first global sustainability benchmark in recognition of its sustainable development actions.