HeidelbergCement AG

EANS-Adhoc: HeidelbergCement defends itself against cartel fine

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ad-hoc disclosure pursuant to section 15 of the WpHG transmitted by euro adhoc with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Spin-offs 26.06.2009 In the cartel proceedings against German cement companies the Higher Court of Düsseldorf decided about the appeal of HeidelbergCement against an administrative fine order from 2003. The fine in the amount of 169.9 Mio EUR which was more than 80 Mio EUR below the original fine imposed essentially results from alleged incremental earnings caused by a cartel. HeidelbergCement contests the basic findings of the facts as well as any incremental earnings. This applies mutatis mutandis for the pending civil damage claim. Regardless of that, appropriate provisions for contingencies exist. The company already filed an appeal during the trial. Until the final legal decision of the Federal Supreme Court, which cannot be expected before 2010, there are no obligations to pay the fine or to provide for collaterals. Heidelberg, 26 June 2009 The Managing Board end of announcement euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: HeidelbergCement AG Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Further inquiry note: Dr. Brigitte Fickel +49(0)6221/481-255 brigitte.fickel@heidelbergcement.com Branche: Construction & Property ISIN: DE0006047004 WKN: 604700 Index: Midcap Market Index, MDAX, CDAX, Classic All Share, HDAX, Prime All Share Börsen: Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard Berlin / free trade Hamburg / free trade Hannover / free trade Stuttgart / regulated dealing Düsseldorf / regulated dealing München / regulated dealing

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