7 January 2009

HeidelbergCement mourns for Dr. Adolf Merckle

It is with great shock that we have learned about the death of Dr. Adolf Merckle. As a shareholder and member of the Supervisory Board he had very close ties with our company for many decades. Dr. Merckle actively accompanied and marked the dynamic development of HeidelbergCement from a medium sized southern German cement company to one on of the world’s largest building materials producers.

We owe him a lot of respect and thanks.

Our deepest sympathies go to his family.

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Andreas Schaller

Group Spokesman, Director Group Communication & Investor Relations
+49 6221 481 13249
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HeidelbergCement AG
Berliner Straße 6
69120 Heidelberg