16 January 2008

Ad hoc: HeidelbergCement’s decision to implement capital increase

The Managing Board of HeidelbergCement AG has resolved, subject to the consent of the Supervisory Board, to make use of the authorised capital and to implement a cash capital increase with a view to strengthen the company’s equity base. VEM Vermögensverwaltung GmbH, Dresden/Germany, a Merckle group company, will subscribe new shares at a close to stock market subscription price. The new shares are entitled to receive dividends for the entire business year 2007. The subscription rights for existing shareholders will be excluded. By this capital increase, the company expects cash proceeds of approximately EUR 500 million shortly. The proceeds will be used to refinance current debts. The completion of the capital increase and the announcement of the conditions are expected to be made by mid of February.

Heidelberg, 16 January 2008

HeidelbergCement AG
The Managing Board


Ad hoc announcement pursuant to § 15 German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

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Andreas Schaller

Group Spokesman, Director Group Communication & Investor Relations
Tel: 
+49 6221 481 13249
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+49 6221 481 13217
HeidelbergCement AG
Berliner Straße 6
69120 Heidelberg
Germany