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Cemex to divest certain assets in the US

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Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. has announced that it has reached an agreement in principle for the sale of certain assets in the US to Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. for US$400 million.

The assets, which would be sold to a US affiliate of GCC, mainly consist of Cemex’s cement plants in Odessa, Texas and Lyons, Colorado, three cement terminals and the building materials business in El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Closing of this transaction is subject to final binding agreements being signed as well as to the fulfilment of various conditions precedent, mainly confirmatory due diligence and approvals from competition authorities, among others. We currently expect to finalise this transaction before the end of 2016.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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