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CIMENTS FRANCAIS : CIMENTS FRANCAIS : Jean-Paul Méric is appointed Chairman of
the board of directors of Ciments Français - Yves René Nanot becomes Honorary
                           Chairman of the Company

Jean-Paul Méric is appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors
of Ciments Français

The Board warmly thanks Yves René Nanot who becomes Honorary Chairman of the
company

Paris, 11 April 2013  - During its  meeting held on April  11, 2013 after  the 
general meeting of shareholders,  the Board of  Directors of Ciments  Français 
(Italcementi Group):

-has appointed Mr. Jean-Paul Méric, Chairman of the Board, and

-on a proposal from Mr.  Giovanni Ferrario, Chief Executive Officer,  has 
appointed Mr.Fabrizio Donegà Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Yves  René Nanot,  who has  reached  the statutory  age limit,  has  been 
nominated Honorary Chairman of the company  and will continue, as a  director, 
to take part in the work of the Board.

The Board warmly thanked  Yves René Nanot for  his invaluable contribution  to 
the company over the last twenty years.

"The close collaboration established  with Yves René  Nanot shortly after  the 
acquisition of Ciments Français by Italcementi has enabled one of the greatest
industrial successes in the  Europe of the  2000s, recalls Giampiero  Pesenti, 
Chairman of Italcementi.
Through his experience and determination, we have created an integrated  group 
able to reach out beyond the  natural borders between Italy and France  giving 
birth to the fifth largest  cement producer in the  world. A vision we  shared 
and appreciated and which still remains today the foundation of our conception
of the industry."

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Jean-Paul MÉRIC, 69 years old 

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ciments Français (as of April 11, 2013)

A  former   student   at   "École   Polytechnique"   and   "École   Supérieure 
d'Electricité", Jean-Paul  Méric began  his career  with EDF  (Électricité  de 
France) before  moving into  the cement  industry, first  with CERILH  (Centre 
d'Études et de Recherches de l'Industrie des Liants Hydrauliques) then Ciments
Français since 1985.  He was appointed  successively Research and  Development 
Manager and Manager of the Cement Division for France.

Executive  Vice-president  of  Ciments  Français  since  1991,  he  was   then 
responsible for the  Group France/Belgium activities,  then the  international 
business, working  notably  with the  USA,  Canada, Morocco,  Turkey,  Greece, 
Bulgaria and Kazakhstan.

Since July 1, 2006,  Jean-Paul Méric was responsible  for Group activities  in 
France, Belgium, Spain and Morocco.

Jean-Paul Méric was Chief Operating Officer of Ciments Français since  January 
1, 2010.

Fabrizio DONEGÀ, 49 years old

Chief Operating Officer of Ciments Français (as of April 11, 2013)

A graduate in Mechanical Engineering  from Genoa University and  post-graduate 
in  Corporate  Finance   from  Bocconi  University   (Milan)  and   Management 
Development from  Harvard Business  School (USA),  Fabrizio Donegà  began  his 
career with Italcementi, first as Technical Assistance Manager in 1990 then as
Plant Manager.

From 1995 until 1998, he served as Diagnostic & Performance Supervisor at  the 
Italcementi headquarters.  In 1999,  he  was appointed  manager in  charge  of 
Greece and  Bulgaria,  with  his  responsibilities  subsequently  enlarged  to 
Cyprus, Kazakhstan and  Egypt until  2003. From 2004  to 2007,  he was  Deputy 
General  Manager  of  Italcementi   S.p.A.  responsible  for  the   Industrial 
Operations in Italy. Since  October 2007, he  was Executive vice-president  of 
Ciments Français,  responsible  for  Group  activities  in  Bulgaria,  Greece, 
Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Egypt and Kuwait.

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