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Lafarge-Holcim merger comes under the gun from Swiss shareholder advisory group

Apr 28, 2015

There is dissention in the ranks of Holcim shareholders regarding the merger between Lafarge and Holcim…again. Reuters reports that, late last week, Swiss shareholder advisory group, Ethos, recommended rejecting the planned merger because it believes the Swiss group is better ...

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Lafarge and Holcim announce U.S. asset divestments required by Federal Trade Commission for merger

Apr 21, 2015

In yet another sign that the planned LafargeHolcim merger will move forward, Lafarge and Holcim have announced details about the assets they propose to divest in the United States. A news release from the companies notes that the divestments will ...

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Holcim and Lafarge nominate candidates for merged company’s board of directors

Apr 15, 2015

On Tuesday, Holcim and Lafarge announced the nomination of candidates for their combined company's board of directors as they work towards finalizing their $40 billion merger. A Lafarge press release states that the designated board of directors, which will consist ...

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Eric Olsen appointed future CEO of Lafarge Holcim merger

Apr 10, 2015

Eric Olsen appointed future CEO of Lafarge Holcim merger

In a move that will, hopefully, please jittery stockholders, the Lafarge and Holcim boards of directors announced the appointment of Eric Olsen as the future CEO of the merged companies. Olsen is currently executive vice president of operations at Lafarge. ...

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Holcim shareholders threaten merger plans with Lafarge…again

Mar 31, 2015

Shares in Lafarge fell by approximately 2 percent Monday, March 30, after two Holcim shareholders voiced their discontent with the revised merger terms that were put in place on March 20 to make Holcim shareholders happy and keep the merger ...

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Holcim Lafarge merger…on again

Mar 23, 2015

Holcim Lafarge merger…on again

Last week, new terms were reached in the off again-on again merger of Holcim and Lafarge. According to a Lafarge press release, the new terms sweeten the deal for Holcim shareholders by exchanging nine Holcim shares for every 10 Lafarge ...

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CRH agrees to pay $7.4 billion for Holcim and Lafarge assets

Feb 04, 2015

CRH agrees to pay $7.4 billion for Holcim and Lafarge assets

At the end of January Aggregates Manager reported that CRH emerged as the frontrunner to purchase assets from that Lafarge and Holcim must sell as part of a planned merger. CRH has now agreed to pay $7.4 billion for the assets in a deal ...

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CRH emerges as frontrunner for Holcim and Lafarge assets

Jan 26, 2015

CRH emerges as frontrunner for Holcim and Lafarge assets

Irish cement maker CRH has emerged as the slight frontrunner to acquire assets which Lafarge and Holcim must sell as part of a planned merger. Holcim and Lafarge's merger is expected to create a combined group with $44 billion in yearly sales. Following the ...

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Holcim Plant announces managerial changes

Oct 21, 2014

Holcim Plant announces managerial changes

Holcim’s plant in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., has recently appointed three employees to leadership positions. Corey Green will be area leader for maintenance and reliability; Rodney Forester, operations leader; and Houston Meyer, raw mill area leader. Green will now be responsible for both operations ...

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Holcim’s Bill Behie inducted into Hall of Fame

Oct 16, 2014

Holcim’s Bill Behie inducted into Hall of Fame

Bill Behie, Market Manager, Southeast Sales Group at Holcim (US) Inc., has received the National Masonry Instructors Hall of Fame Award. He was recognized specifically for his community involvement, and as a result of the award, Behie was inducted into the ...

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Four Holcim plants receive EPA’s Energy Star

Sep 22, 2014

Four Holcim plants receive EPA’s Energy Star

Holcim (US) has announced that four of its plants have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) prestigious Energy Star award for superior energy performance. "Holcim is grateful to, once again, be awarded for our commitment to sustainability," said Filiberto Ruiz, president ...

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Holcim and Lafarge detail Brazilian disposal plans

Aug 06, 2014

Holcim and Lafarge detail Brazilian disposal plans

Holcim and Lafarge have announced the activities they plan to offload in Brazil in order to gain antitrust approval for their merger to create the largest cement maker in the world. The Swiss and French companies plan to sell several assets, including three ...

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