CEMEX Announces Pricing of U.S.$600 Million in Senior Secured Notes

  CEMEX Announces Pricing of U.S.$600 Million in Senior Secured Notes

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MONTERREY, Mexico -- March 14, 2013

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced today the pricing of
U.S.$600 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes (the
“Notes”) denominated in U.S. dollars.

The Notes will bear interest at an annual rate of 5.875% and mature in 2019.
The Notes will be issued at par and will be callable commencing on their 3rd
anniversary. The closing of the offering is expected to occur on March 25,
2013, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

CEMEX intends to use approximately U.S.$55 million of the net proceeds from
the offering for the repayment in full of the remaining indebtedness under
CEMEX’s 2009 Financing Agreement, dated August 14, 2009, as amended, and the
remainder for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of other
indebtedness.

The Notes will share in the collateral pledged for the benefit of the lenders
under the Facilities Agreement and other secured obligations having the
benefit of such collateral, and will be guaranteed by CEMEX México, S.A. de
C.V., CEMEX Concretos, S.A. de C.V., Empresas Tolteca de México, S.A. de C.V.,
New Sunward Holding B.V., CEMEX España, S.A., Cemex Asia B.V., CEMEX Corp.,
Cemex Egyptian Investments B.V., CEMEX France Gestion (S.A.S.), Cemex Research
Group AG, Cemex Shipping B.V. and CEMEX UK.

The Notes and the guarantees thereof have not been and will not be registered
under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or
any state securities laws, and they may not be offered or sold in the United
States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration
requirements of the Securities Act.

THE NOTES HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED WITH THE NATIONAL
SECURITIES REGISTRY (REGISTRO NACIONAL DE VALORES) MAINTAINED BY THE MEXICAN
NATIONAL BANKING AND SECURITIES COMMISSION (COMISIÓN NACIONAL BANCARIA Y DE
VALORES, OR CNBV), AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD PUBLICLY IN MEXICO, EXCEPT
THAT THE NOTES MAY BE OFFERED AND SOLD IN MEXICO, PURSUANT TO THE PRIVATE
PLACEMENT EXEMPTION SET FORTH IN ARTICLE 8 OF THE MEXICAN SECURITIES MARKET
LAW (LEY DEL MERCADO DE VALORES), TO INSTITUTIONAL AND QUALIFIED INVESTORS.
UPON THE ISSUANCE OF THE NOTES, WE WILL NOTIFY THE CNBV OF THE ISSUANCE OF THE
NOTES, INCLUDING THE PRINCIPAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE NOTES AND THE OFFERING
OF THE NOTES OUTSIDE MEXICO. SUCH NOTICE WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE CNBV TO
COMPLY WITH A LEGAL REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY, AND THE
DELIVERY TO AND THE RECEIPT BY THE CNBV OF SUCH NOTICE, DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR
IMPLY ANY CERTIFICATION AS TO THE INVESTMENT QUALITY OF THE NOTES OR OF OUR
SOLVENCY, LIQUIDITY OR CREDIT QUALITY OR THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE
INFORMATION SET FORTH HEREIN. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE DOCUMENTS USED
FOR THE OFFERING OF THE NOTES IS THE EXCLUSIVE RESPONSIBILITY OF CEMEX AND HAS
NOT BEEN REVIEWED OR AUTHORIZED BY THE CNBV.

This announcement is addressed solely to qualified investors (within the
meaning of the Prospectus Directive) in any Member State of the EEA that has
implemented EU Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any applicable implementing
measures in any Member State, the “Prospectus Directive”).

The information contained in this announcement does not constitute an
invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity within the meaning
of the United Kingdom Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. In the United
Kingdom, this announcement is being distributed only to, and is directed only
at (i) investment professionals who have professional experience in matters
relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services
and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the
“Order”), or (ii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may
lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order
(all such persons together being referred to as “Relevant Persons”). The
information contained in this announcement must not be acted on or relied on
in the United Kingdom by persons who are not Relevant Persons. In the United
Kingdom, the Notes were only available to, and any investment or investment
activity to which this announcement relates was available only to Relevant
Persons, and was engaged in only with such persons. Any person who is not a
Relevant Person should not act or rely on the information contained in this
announcement.

This press release contains forward-looking statements and information that
are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. No assurance
can be given that the transactions described herein will be consummated or as
to the ultimate terms of any such transactions. CEMEX assumes no obligation to
update or correct the information contained in this press release.

Contact:

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
Media Relations
Jorge Pérez, +52 (81) 8888-4334
mr@cemex.com
or
Investor Relations
Eduardo Rendón, +52 (81) 8888-4256
ir@cemex.com
or
Analyst Relations
Luis Garza, +52 (81) 8888-4136
ir@cemex.com
 
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