HeidelbergCement AG

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HeidelbergCement intends to sell its stake in Vicat

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02.03.2007

HeidelbergCement intends to sell its 35% stake in the French Group Vicat, by way of a public offering in France and a private placement elsewhere. BNP Paribas and Calyon will act as Joint Bookrunners and Joint Lead Managers of the contemplated offering, which is foreseen to be completed within the second quarter of 2007, subject to market conditions. The family holdings, along with the company, have announced their intention to purchase up to one third of the offered shares. At current stock price, the stake amounts to about EUR 1.4 billion. With the expected proceeds from the offering, the refinancing of the HeidelbergCement Group should be driven forward and investment projects financed.

Heidelberg, 2 March 2007

HeidelbergCement AG The Managing Board

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Further inquiry note:
Dr. Albrecht Glitz
+49(0)6221/481-360
albrecht.glitz@heidelbergcement.com

Branche: Construction & Property
ISIN:      DE0006047004
WKN:        604700
Index:    HDAX, MDAX, Classic All Share, Midcap Market Index, Prime All
              Share, CDAX
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / official dealing/prime standard
              Börse Berlin-Bremen / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / official dealing
              Börse Düsseldorf / official dealing
              Bayerische Börse / official dealing



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