MONTERREY, Mexico--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced today that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its operations in Austria and Hungary to the Rohrdorfer Group for approximately €160.1 million.
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 being divested 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.
The closing of this transaction is subject to the satisfaction of standard conditions for this type of transaction, which includes authorization by regulators. We currently expect to finalize this transaction during the fourth quarter of 2015.
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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