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Cement industry recognizes CEMEX U.S. plants for environmental excellence

MONTERREY, MEXICO AND HOUSTON, TX, USA. MAY 17, 2010

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX) announced today it has been recognized by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Cement Americas for environmental excellence at its cement plants in Xenia, Ohio and Lyons, Colorado, as part of the 2010 Cement Industry Energy & Environmental Awards. The awards honor individual cement facilities that exemplify the spirit of continuous environmental improvement and support this spirit with action.

“Minimizing the environmental impact of its plants and making their local communities better places are top priorities for cement manufacturers,” said Brian McCarthy, PCA president and CEO. “CEMEX went even further by giving back to a community which has supported it for decades.”

“We are constantly working to improve our environmental performance and make our plants more sustainable operations. The Land Stewardship recognitions reflect how CEMEX makes looking after not just our facilities, but also our surroundings, including the air, land and water, part of how we do business,” said Gilberto Perez, President of CEMEX USA.

The CEMEX Xenia facility, also known as the CEMEX Fairborn plant, was recognized for its Land Stewardship activities. The category recognizes a plant’s efforts to protect and enhance the surrounding land. The Xenia facility was also recognized for its approach to land stewardship tasks as a cooperative effort with the community, Cedarville University, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The plant was also recognized as a Runner-up in the Community Outreach category.

The CEMEX cement plant in Lyons, Colorado was the Runner-up for the PCA’s Overall Environmental Excellence Award, an honor given to a plant demonstrating merit in several environmental categories, including Outreach, Environmental Performance, Land Stewardship, Innovation, and Energy Efficiency. The Colorado plant was also named Runner-up in the Land Stewardship category.

CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through its efforts to pursue innovative industry solutions and efficiency advancements and to promote a sustainable future. For more information, visit www.cemex.com.

Contact Information:

Manager of External Communications
Jennifer Borgen
713-650-6200

Corporate Media Relations
Jorge Pérez
52-81-8888-4334