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2015 Press Releases

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  • Thursday, 12 November 2015

    CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced today that it was ranked second in the Latin American Climate Disclosure Leadership Index, a ranking compiled by CDP that recognizes leading companies in the disclosure of data related to environmental and CO2 emissions performance.

    CEMEX earned this honor for its sound sustainability practices and its comprehensive disclosure, which earned a score of 99 out of 100 for the transparency and completeness of information provided. This is the fourth consecutive year that CEMEX was included in this ranking.

    “We are pleased by this ranking, which reinforces our commitment to minimize the carbon footprint of our operations,” said Vicente Saiso, Director of Sustainability of CEMEX. “Sustainability is fully embedded in our business strategy and our day-to-day efforts to provide innovative building materials and solutions that satisfy the needs of a resource-constrained society.”

    CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization that provides the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage, and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 822 institutional investors with assets of US$95 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and to take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest global collection of primary climate change, water, and forest risk commodities information and positions these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment, and policy decisions.

    CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services to customers and communities in more than 50 countries. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future.

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  • Tuesday, 03 November 2015

    CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced today that it has closed the sale of its operations in Austria and Hungary to the Rohrdorfer Group for approximately €160.1 million. The transaction was originally announced on August 12, 2015.

    The Austrian operations consist of 24 aggregate quarries (approximately 6.47 million metric tons of aggregates sold in 2014) and 34 ready-mix plants (approximately 1.60 million cubic meters of ready-mix sold in 2014). CEMEX’s operations in Austria had net sales of approximately U.S.$241 million in 2014.

    The Hungarian operations consist of 5 aggregate quarries (approximately 1.36 million metric tons of aggregates sold in 2014) and 34 ready-mix plants (approximately 0.46 million cubic meters of ready-mix sold in 2014). CEMEX’s operations in Hungary had net sales of approximately U.S.$47 million in 2014.

    The proceeds obtained from this transaction will be used mainly for debt reduction and for general corporate purposes.

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, BNP Paribas and Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc acted as financial advisors to CEMEX in this transaction.

    CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services to customers and communities in more than 50 countries. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future.

    For more information on CEMEX, please visit: www.cemex.com.

    For more information on the Rohrdorfer Group, please visit: www.rohrdorfer.eu.

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    This press release contains forward-looking statements and information that are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of CEMEX or the project herein described to be materially different from those expressed or implied in this release. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein. CEMEX assumes no obligation to update or correct the information contained in this press release. CEMEX is not responsible for the content of any third-party website or webpage referenced to or accessible through this press release.

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  • Wednesday, 14 October 2015

    CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX) announced today the winners of “INTEGRATE your ideas”, the company’s Global Sourcing Suppliers Innovation Program. From a pool of 22 international participants, CEMEX selected three ideas mainly for their innovation, potential financial contribution to the company’s operations, ease of implementation, and degree of scalability in different countries.

    The ideas submitted by suppliers were critically examined through a two-stage assessment. First, 53 Global Procurement executives and Procurement country heads conducted an in-depth review of the concepts presented. Second, a group of 20 experts from several areas across CEMEX performed a thorough analysis of the proposed solutions.

    Winning Ideas

    1st Place
    GE Industrial Solutions (USA)
    Idea: “Electrical Products Bundle for Construrama Stores”, bundles for sale at CEMEX distribution network, including electrical products: safety switch, load centers, and breakers. The solution is presented as a complete and integrated offer for clients in one convenient place.

    2nd Place
    Redecam (Italy)
    Idea: “Integrated Solution for CO2 Capture”, through a bag filter system with algae in saltwater that is able to treat a cement plant’s process gas when exposed to sunlight and is then transformed into ethanol, gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. This idea was developed in partnership with Algenol, a worldwide industrial biotechnology company.

    3rd Place
    Magnesita (Brazil)
    Idea: “Zebra Stripe Linings”, a refractory arrangement that combines the elasticity of a spinel-bonded system with the high thermal load capacity and coating adhesion of a direct-bonded dolomite system to improve refractory life in a kiln’s lower thermal zone region.

    “As part of CEMEX’s forward-looking business strategy, we continually strive to improve our processes through innovative ideas. By capturing our suppliers’ innovation, we identify better solutions for our customers, and strengthen our relationship with all of our stakeholders,” said Juan Romero, President of CEMEX Mexico, Global Procurement and Global R&D.

    About the Winners

    Industrial Solutions, a GE heritage business, provides customers across various industries with end-to-end product and service solutions that ensure the reliability and protection of the electrical infrastructure, from the power station to the end point and the sustainable power technologies in between. The company has supplied CEMEX for more than 20 years. For more information about GE Industrial Solutions, please visit: www.geindustrial.com.

    For the past 30 years, Redecam has offered highly engineered air pollution control solutions for the Cement & Lime, Metals & Mining, Coal & Oil Power, Waste-to-Energy & Biomass Power, and Biomass & Pulp and Paper industries. Its solutions help customers all over the globe meet their air emission reduction targets in a rapid and cost-effective manner. The company has served as a supplier to CEMEX for over 20 years. For more information about Redecam, please visit: www.redecam.com.

    Magnesita is the third-largest producer of refractory products in the world and a leader in integrated solutions with refractory products. The company relationship has served as a supplier to CEMEX since the early 90’s. For more information about Magnesita, please visit: www.magnesita.com.br.

    Awards Ceremony

    The “INTEGRATE your ideas” awards ceremony took place on Tuesday, September 29, at CEMEX Corporate Headquarters in Monterrey, Mexico. Attending the event were Ricardo Moreno Díaz, General Manager Mexico, Horacio Perez, Channels Director Mexico, Sergio Marines, Sales Director Mexico, and Claudia Anaya, Market Manager Mexico, Central America & Caribbean of GE Industrial Solutions; Giuliamaria Meriggi, Global Sales Director, and Clive Brown, Head of Sales Cement, of Redecam Group; and Ernesto Cantú, General Manager Mexico and Joel Filius, Sales & Technical Market Manager of Magnesita, who received the awards on behalf of their companies. Juan Romero, President of CEMEX Mexico, Global Procurement and Global R&D, and Carlos Sucre, CEMEX’s Global Procurement Director, were also present at the ceremony.

    CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services to customers and communities in more than 50 countries. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future.

    For more information about CEMEX, please visit: www.cemex.com.

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  • Wednesday, 14 October 2015

    CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced that it has been included in Fortune’s Change the World list, a ranking that recognizes 50 companies worldwide that have made a sizable impact on major global social or environmental problems as part of their competitive strategy. In the 16th place, CEMEX is the only Latin-American based company included and the only company from the construction materials sector.

     

    CEMEX has been selected among over 200 nominees, thanks to its Patrimonio Hoy program. The goal of this acknowledgement, according to Fortune editor Allan Murray, is “to shine a spotlight on companies that have made significant progress in addressing major social problems as part of their core business strategy.” Moreover, Murray considers that “business in pursuit of profit still offers the best hope of addressing many of mankind's most deeply rooted problems. Companies that are making genuine efforts to change the world for the better should be encouraged.”

     

    To assemble the list, Fortune worked together with FSG, a non-profit social impact consulting firm, and business, academic and nonprofit experts around the world. The evaluation considered four criteria: the degree of business innovation involved, the measurable impact at scale on an important social challenge, the contribution of the shared-value activities to the company’s profitability and competitive advantage, and the significance of the shared-value effort to the overall business.

     

    “We are proud to be included in Fortune’s Change the World list,” said Fernando A. Gonzalez, CEMEX Chief Executive Officer. “This recognition reinforces our commitment to continue working everyday to build a better future.”

     

    CEMEX´s Patrimonio Hoy program provides low-income families living in urban and semi-urban areas with access to building materials, as well as microfinancing, technical advice, and logistical support to assist participants in building their own homes. The program is destined not only to housing projects but also to the improvement of local public infrastructure. Since its inception, Patrimonio Hoy has provided affordable solutions to approximately 2 million people throughout Latin America.

     

    CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services to customers and communities in more than 50 countries. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future.

     

    For more information on CEMEX, please visit:    www.cemex.com

     

    For more information on Fortune Magazine, please visit: www.fortune.com

     

    For the full list of Fortune’s Change the World companies, please visit: http://for.tn/1NxltcQ


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