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Date 27/03/2012

Lafarge Appoints President and CEOs For Canadian Operations


René Thibault in Western Canada

Bob Cartmel in Eastern Canada



Calgary, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario

Lafarge Canada Inc.


René Thibault and Bob Cartmel have been appointed by the Board of Directors of Lafarge Canada Inc. as its senior leaders for all markets and product lines in Canada.  Mr. Thibault will oversee the 7 Western Provinces as well as the Pacific Northwest and Dakotas in the U.S. Mr. Cartmel will oversee the 6 Eastern Provinces.


The President & CEOs have responsibilities including all operational, marketing and functional elements of the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete (ready-mix, pipe and precast), and construction and paving businesses in their markets. The Western Canada teams will be led from a head office in Calgary, AB. The Eastern Canada head office is in Toronto, ON.


These appointments, bringing all of Lafarge's businesses together under a single leader in each geography, 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. Working safely will continue to be the number one priority of every Lafarge employee.


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.


Mr. Cartmel has over 25 years of experience with Lafarge spanning Canada, the United States and Latin America. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.


Jennifer Lewis

Director of Communications

Western Canada




Lafarge Canada Inc.'s (LCI) has two main operating units, Western Canada and Eastern Canada. Operations in Canada span over half a century beginning in 1956 with the construction of a cement plant in Richmond, BC. Today, LCI has more than 6,000 employees and 360 industrial sites .


LCI is active in environment, education and sustainable construction partnerships throughout Canada including the Rocky Mountain Conservation program with WWF-Canada, a NetZero Precast Concrete home with Habitat for Humanity, "Wildlife at Work" with the Wildlife Habitat Council and numerous initiatives with local stakeholders.


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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