22 January 2005

Ad hoc: Bernd Scheifele new Chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement

In its today's meeting, the Supervisory Board of HeidelbergCement AG appointed Dr. Bernd Scheifele the new Chairman of the Managing Board. Scheifele, currently Chairman of the company's Supervisory Board, will assume the chairmanship as of 1 February 2005.

The Supervisory Board elected Fritz-Jürgen Heckmann as successor of Scheifele as Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Heidelberg, 22 January 2005

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
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HeidelbergCement AG
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