CEMEX announces divestment of its Pacific Northwest Material Business - CEMEX announces divestment of its Pacific Northwest Material Business - CEMEX USA
Monterrey, Mexico - April 17, 2017
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced today that one of its subsidiaries in the U.S. has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its Pacific Northwest Materials Business consisting of aggregate, asphalt and ready mix concrete operations in Oregon and Washington to Cadman Materials, Inc., a LehighHanson company and U.S. subsidiary of HeidelbergCement Group, for approximately U.S. $150 million.
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 certain conditions, including approval from regulators. We currently expect to finalize this divestiture during the second quarter of 2017 or soon thereafter.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citigroup Global Markets Limited are acting 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.
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