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Date 01/08/2008

Lafarge Acquires Coastal Division of Evans Concrete in Georgia

Lafarge North America Inc.

Herndon, VA


Lafarge today announced that it has completed the purchase of the Coastal Division of Evans Concrete. The Evans Coastal Division consists of five ready mix plants in Coastal Georgia. The business will be consolidated into Lafarge's North American Aggregate & Concrete operations.


"The Coastal Division of Evans Concrete has a rich history of customer service and active involvement in our industry. We look forward to continuing that history with our new employees, building upon the high quality of products and services customers expect and welcoming our new employees," said Ken MacLean, president of Lafarge's Eastern U.S. Aggregate and Concrete operations.


Louise Muth (703) 480-3707


The Lafarge Group is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. With 71,000 employees in over 70 countries, the Lafarge Group posted sales of 17 billion euros in 2006. Lafarge North America Inc., a Lafarge Group company, is the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States and Canada. Its materials are used for residential, commercial, institutional and public works construction.


The Lafarge Group has been committed to sustainable development for many years, pursuing a strategy that combines industrial know-how with performance, value creation, respect for employees and local cultures, environmental protection and the conservation of natural resources and energy. The Lafarge Group is the only business in the construction materials sector to be listed in the 2007 ‘100 Global Most Sustainable Corporations in the World'. To make advances in building materials, the Lafarge Group places the customer at the heart of its concerns. It offers the construction industry and the general public innovative solutions bringing greater safety, comfort and quality to their everyday surroundings.

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