Holcim And Lafarge Full Merger And Create LafargeHolcim
All situations for the completion of the merger have been fulfilled following the successful completion of the public alternate supply and the issuance of new Holcim shares to Lafarge shareholders.
Holcim’s shareholders had previously approved the merger-related resolutions at an Extrastrange Common Assembly on May 8, 2015. With the completion of the merger the mandate of the new Board of Directors and of the new Executive Committee with Eric Olsen as CEO has become effective.
LafargeHolcim also unveils its new logo and corporate identity today. It has been designed to demonstrate that Holcim and Lafarge have united to kind one company, expressing the leadership and energy of the new Group.
Wolfgang Reitzle, Co-Chairman (statutory Chairman) of the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim, says: "Right now’s closing is a historic event – not only for our founding corporations but also for the trade as a whole. LafargeHolcim has a unique enterprise portfolio, is the trade benchmark in R&D and provides its prospects the widest range of modern and value-adding products, providers and options – from smallholders to massive enterprises and most advanced projects."
Bruno Lafont, Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim, adds: "This new firm is constructed on the rich history and culture of Lafarge and Holcim and its teams. The merger has not only resulted in a bigger and more global firm however brings a couple of unique set of complementary capabilities to capitalize on. Under the leadership of Eric Olsen, the new Group will foster a new working model and create more value for all our stakeholders."
The new LafargeHolcim shares might be traded on the SIX Swiss Change as well because the Euronext in Paris as of July 14.
As introduced, LafargeHolcim will re-open the public trade provide to present the remaining Lafarge shareholders the opportunity to additionally tender their shares. The new supply interval will start on July 15, 2015 for a duration of ten trading days till July 28th.
In April 2014 both companies had announced their intention to merge. The Group acquired all related anti-trust approvals within the expected timeframe following a proactive dialogue with the respective authorities. In this context, operations in Europe, the US, Canada, Brazil, India, the Philippines, and Mauritius are being divested. Completion of those transactions is anticipated within the approaching months.
The global launch of the new company will probably be celebrated on July 15, 2015. LafargeHolcim will invite to a media conference on that day.
With a well-balanced presence in ninety countries and a give attention to Cement, Aggregates and Concrete, LafargeHolcim is the world leader within the building supplies industry. The Group has one hundred fifteen,000 staff all over the world and mixed net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. LafargeHolcim is the trade benchmark in R&D and serves from the individual dwellingbuilder to the biggest and most advanced project with the widest range of value-adding products, innovative companies and complete building solutions. With a commitment to drive sustainable options for higher building and infrastructure and to contribute to a higher high quality of life, the Group is best positioned to meet the challenges of accelerating urbanization.