Disclosure of shareholdings according to the Swiss Stock Exchange Act: Shareholding of Barclays plc, London, and UBS Fund Management (Switzerland) AG, Basel, in Holcim Ltd

05.19.2008
 


In accordance with Article 20 of the Federal Act on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading (Stock Exchange Act), Holcim Ltd was informed by Barclays plc ("Barclays"), 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP, UK, that effective May 13, 2008, it holds for itself and together with affiliated institutions (see appendix) as an organized group due to the disposal of shares and termination of swaps less than three percent of the voting rights and of the registered share capital of Holcim Ltd. Geoff Smith at Barclays, 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP, UK, phone +44 207 116 2813 / fax +44 207 116 7666, was named as contact person.

In accordance with Article 20 of the Federal Act on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading (Stock Exchange Act), Holcim Ltd was informed by UBS Fund Management (Switzerland) AG ("UBS"), P.O. Box, 4002 Basel, Switzerland, that effective May 9, 2008, it holds through collective investment schemes 3.16 percent of the voting rights and of the registered share capital of Holcim Ltd. This equals 8,331,343 registered shares and voting rights. Dominik Bieri, EUR1 - 3.2315 WNGW-LB6, P.O. Box, 8098 Zurich, phone +41 44 239 62 08, 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 more than 70 countries on all continents.
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