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Date 12/10/2011

Lafarge Expands its Activities in the Mississippi River Region Through an Asset Exchange with Martin Marietta

Westminster, CO

Lafarge North America Inc.


Lafarge North America announces an asset exchange agreement of its aggregates, ready-mix concrete and asphalt & paving operations in the Colorado Front Range and Wyoming markets with Martin Marietta.  As part of this transaction, Lafarge will receive Martin Marietta's aggregates quarries and distribution facilities along the Mississippi River as well as a cash payment.  This earnings-positive transaction will enable Lafarge to optimize its industrial network in order to better serve its customer base in this markets area.


The Martin Marietta assets that Lafarge will receive include aggregates sites located along the Mississippi River in the states of Mississippi,  Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri, as well as distribution yards along the lower Mississippi River and associated barging equipment.  The Lafarge assets to be exchanged include aggregates sites, along with ready-mix concrete and asphalt plants. 


Lafarge has a strong presence in the United States and Canada, where it is a leading diversified supplier of construction materials.  This asset exchange, subject to regulatory approval, complements Lafarge's current network of operations along the Mississippi River.  These sites will create additional synergies among all Lafarge operations in the region.



Serene Jweied

Lafarge North America Communications Director

Phone: 703.480.6647



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 76,000 employees in 78 countries, the Group posted sales of 16.2 billion Euros in 2010. Lafarge North America Inc. ("Lafarge North America" or "Lafarge"), a Lafarge Group company, is 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. Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.

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