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Date 03/27/2012

Lafarge Appoints René Thibault President and CEO Western Canada

Calgary, Alberta

Lafarge Canada Inc.


René Thibault has been appointed by the Board of Directors of Lafarge Canada Inc. as its senior leader for all markets and product lines in Western Canada.


His responsibilities include all operational, marketing and functional elements of the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete (ready-mix, pipe and precast), and construction and paving businesses.  Mr. Thibault will lead these teams from the Western Canada head office in Calgary, AB.


This appointment, bringing all of Lafarge's businesses together under a single leader, will provide further career development opportunities for employees,  strengthen the company's customer approach as it delivers sustainable solutions to the construction industry and allow our community investment projects to be more focused.


Under Mr. Thibault's leadership Lafarge in Western Canada will introduce a range of building systems calling on the company's international leadership in innovation.  His vision is to change the way that Lafarge interacts with customers, adding more value to the relationship at all levels.


Mr. Thibault has over twenty years of experience with Lafarge spanning Canada and including an assignment at Group headquarters in Paris, France.  He has an Engineering degree from Queen's University and has completed executive studies at Harvard Business School.



Jennifer Lewis

Director of Communications

Western Canada



Lafarge Canada Inc.'s (LCI) has two main operating units, Western Canada and Eastern Canada.  Operations in Western Canada span over half a century beginning in 1956 with the construction of a cement plant in Richmond, BC. Today, LCI - Western Canada has over 4,000 employees and 200 industrial sites in the 4 western provinces, and a sales territory with its affiliates that extends Canada-wide as well as to the Pacific Northwest and the Dakotas.


LCI is active in environment, education and sustainable construction partnerships in Western Canada including the Rocky Mountain Conservation program with WWF-Canada and a NetZero Precast Concrete home with Habitat for Humanity.

Lafarge S.A., together with its subsidiaries (the "Lafarge Group" or the "Group"), is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. With 76,000 employees in 78 countries, the Group posted sales of 16.2 billion Euros in 2010.  Lafarge North America Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Lafarge Canada Inc., ("Lafarge"), are Lafarge Group companies, and together constitute the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States and Canada.  

The Lafarge Group entered the global "Dow Jones Sustainability Index" in 2010 in recognition of its sustainable development actions. The Group places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.  

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