The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) has published the interim results of the public exchange offer initiated by Holcim for the shares of Lafarge.
This is part of the €41 billion merger of Lafarge and Holcim to create the world’s biggest cement group.
As of 7 July, 2015, a total of 252,230,673 shares, representing 87.46% of the share capital and at least 81.47% of the voting rights1 of Lafarge have been tendered to the Offer.
The success of the Offer was subject to the condition that a minimum acceptance threshold of two-thirds of Lafarge’s share capital or voting rights be reached by Holcim.
Final results shall be published by the AMF on 9 July, 2015.
The result reflects the confidence of shareholders in the future company. Both companies are very pleased with this positive outcome as it paves the way towards completion of the merger.
The Offer document relating to the Offer is available on the website of the AMF (www.amf-france.org) and of Holcim (www.holcim.com), and is also available free of charge upon request at:
- Holcim Ltd Zürcherstrasse 156 8645 Jona Switzerland.
- Société Générale Corporate Finance 75886 Paris Cedex 18 France.
- UBS Securities France S.A. 69 Boulevard Haussmann 75008 Paris France.
As disclosed in the documentation, the settlement-delivery of the new shares to shareholders having tendered their Lafarge S.A. shares is scheduled as from 13 July, 2015.
Editor: Danna Z