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CEMEX U.S. Operations To Add One Million Metric Tons Of Cement Capacity In Northern California

Houston, Texas, June 03, 2004

CEMEX (NYSE: CX) announced today that its United States subsidiary CEMEX, Inc. has reached an agreement with Levin Enterprises to build a one million metric ton Portland cement import terminal in Richmond, CA. This state of the art terminal will enable CEMEX Inc. to meet the needs of a growing construction market in Richmond, CA. and the surrounding areas.

"We continue to strategically enhance our cement portfolio. This new terminal will increase the flexibility of our existing distribution system, enabling us to meet the demands of the rapidly expanding markets in the West Coast," said Gilberto Perez, president of CEMEX's U.S. operations.

Construction of the terminal will take place in two phases. Phase I will consist of a 500K metric ton per year rail terminal that will meet the immediate needs of the market. Phase II will consist of the construction of a one million metric ton import terminal. Phase I is expected to be operational by 1st quarter of 2005.

CEMEX, headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, is one of the leading global cement producers and the world's leading marketer of cement and ready-mix products. CEMEX is the largest cement producer in North America and the largest U.S. manufacturer and distributor of cement with 13 cement plants and 52 land and marine terminals serving 30 states. CEMEX also operates 86 ready-mix plants and 23 aggregate facilities in the United States.


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