The Company informs its shareholders that a Combined Shareholders' Meeting will be held on Friday January 18, 2008, at 10:30 am, at the Palais des Sports in Paris (75015).
The notice of meeting was published in the Bulletin des Annonces Légales Obligatoires on December 14, 2007 and contains the Meeting's agenda, the draft resolutions, the Board's report upon these draft resolutions, as well as the main terms and conditions for attending and voting at this shareholders Meeting.
Information relating to this Meeting and its agenda are available on the Lafarge web site www.lafarge.com.
All the documents and information relating to the Meeting can be obtained by shareholders under the terms and conditions specified by current regulations.
This Meeting is called as part of the acquisition by Lafarge of Orascom's cement activity. At this meeting, a proposal will be submitted to proceed with a share capital increase reserved for the founding shareholders of Orascom, representing 22,500,000 shares of the Company at a subscription price of 125 euros per share.
The shareholders will also be invited to vote on the appointment to the Lafarge Board of directors of two representatives of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, Lafarge's major shareholder, and of one representative of the founding shareholders of Orascom.