17 November 2005

HeidelbergCement member of the FTSE4Good Index

The FTSE4Good Index responds to the rising interest of socially responsible investors. HeidelbergCement has met the specific Index criteria by transparent reporting on progress in environmental protection and on social and economic aspects in its first sustainability report. The FTSE4Good Policy Committee has confirmed the membership of HeidelbergCement in its semi-annual Index review.

The FTSE4Good Index Series is produced by FTSE Group and provides socially responsible investors with the opportunity to gain exposure to companies that meet globally recognized corporate social responsibility standards.

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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