Lafarge Sells Its Gypsum Operations in North America for a Total Enterprise Value of $700 Million

  Lafarge Sells Its Gypsum Operations in North America for a Total Enterprise
  Value of $700 Million

Business Wire

PARIS -- June 24, 2013

Regulatory News:

Lafarge (Paris:LG) announces the sale of its subsidiary’s North American
Gypsum assets at an enterprise value of 700 million US dollars (533 million
euros) to an affiliate of Lone Star Funds.

Lafarge North America’s Gypsum division manufactures gypsum wallboards and
joint compounds throughout a network of plants in the United States and
Canada. In 2012, these operations generated sales of 310 million US dollars.
As a reminder, these operations were classified as assets held for sale in the
Lafarge’s consolidated balance sheet since 2011.

This operation completes the group focus on its core businesses: Cement,
Aggregates and Ready-mix Concrete. Lafarge maintains notably a 20%
participation in the JV created with Etex which combined the assets of both
groups in Europe and South America.

This transaction, which is expected to close very soon, is subject to the
satisfaction of customary closing conditions.


A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 65,000 people in 64
countries, and posted sales of €15.8 billion in 2012. As a top-ranking player
in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the
construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions
providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable,
more beautiful, and better connected. With the world’s leading building
materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its
priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to
better serve architectural creativity. Since 2010, the Lafarge Group has been
part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the first global
sustainability benchmark in recognition of its sustainable development
actions. More information is available on Lafarge's website:


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