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CEMEX Announces Winners of INTEGRATE Global Suppliers Innovation Program

  CEMEX Announces Winners of INTEGRATE Global Suppliers Innovation Program

  *Awards recognize top three ideas submitted from a field of 79
    international suppliers invited to participate in the program

Business Wire

MONTERREY, Mexico -- March 14, 2013

CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX) announced today the winners of INTEGRATE, the
company’s Global Suppliers Innovation Program. Among other attributes, the
winning ideas were recognized for their innovation, financial contribution,
speed and ease of implementation, and scalability for different countries and
operations.

Giovanni Fiorini, Vice President of Fiorini Industrial Packaging, Carlos
Sucre, Global Procurement D ...

Giovanni Fiorini, Vice President of Fiorini Industrial Packaging, Carlos
Sucre, Global Procurement Director at CEMEX, and Hans Finsterer, Director of
Overseas Sales for Mondi Kraft Paper (Photo: Business Wire)

The suppliers’ proposed ideas were subjected to a two-phase evaluation
process: first, scrutiny by 55 Global Procurement executives, Procurement
country heads and Corporate Innovation; and second, analysis by 13 experts
from different areas throughout CEMEX.

Winning Ideas

1^st Place
Fiorini Industrial Packaging S.p.A.
Idea: “GH[2]OST,” a cement paper sack with a patented water-soluble coating
that protects cement from humidity and can be thrown into the mixer with the
cement still in it.

2^nd Place
Mondi Kraft Paper
Idea: “The Future Is High Porous,” a paper cement sack made with high-quality
porous paper that makes it lighter and stronger, while improving its operating
performance.

3^rd Place
Vega Industries Ltd.
Idea: “Early Order Discount Program,” rewards plants that start their
maintenance and replenishment planning process earlier in the year with zero
additional investment and savings ranging from 8% to 12%.

“At CEMEX, we are always seeking innovative ways to improve and implement new
ideas. We believe that fostering innovation alongside our suppliers promotes
continuous improvement across our supply chain, benefiting both our company
and our suppliers,” said Jaime Elizondo, President of CEMEX South, Central
America and Caribbean and head of Global Procurement.

About the Winners

Fiorini designs and produces paper sacks for companies operating in the
following industry sectors: building, minerals, chemicals, food, seeds, and
animal feed. The company began supplying CEMEX in 2005. For more information
about Fiorini, please visit: www.fiorini.biz/en.

Mondi Kraft Paper, a subsidiary of Mondi Group, is a leading supplier of kraft
papers and bleached as well as unbleached market pulp. Their relationship with
CEMEX started in the late 1990s. For more information about Mondi Kraft Paper,
please visit: www.mondigroup.com.

Vega Industries Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of AIA Engineering Ltd., is a
supplier of high chromium wear, corrosion, and abrasion resistant castings
used in the cement, mining, and thermal power generation industries. It has
served as a supplier to CEMEX for over a decade. For more information about
Vega, please visit: www.aiaengineering.com.

Awards Ceremony

CEMEX presented the awards at a ceremony on Thursday, March 14, at CEMEX
Corporate Headquarters in Monterrey, Mexico. Among those attending the event
were Mr. Giovanni Fiorini, Vice President of Fiorini Industrial Packaging, and
Mr. Hans Finsterer, Director of Overseas Sales for Mondi Kraft Paper, who
accepted the first- and second-place awards on behalf of their companies.

CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality
products and reliable services to customers and communities in more than 50
countries. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it
serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and
efforts to promote a sustainable future.

For more information, please visit: www.cemex.com

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are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Many factors
could cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of CEMEX or the
project herein described to be materially different from those expressed or
implied in this release. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties
materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results
may vary materially from those described herein. CEMEX assumes no obligation
to update or correct the information contained in this press release.

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or
Investor Relations
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or
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