19 January 2005

Chairman of HeidelbergCement retires earlier than scheduled

Hans Bauer, 60, will resign from his position as Chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement and is retiring as of 31 January 2005.

The mutually agreed premature termination of his contract, previously scheduled by the end of 2007, follows on his request.

The Supervisory Board will decide upon Bauer’s successor in an extraordinary meeting on Saturday, 22 January 2005.

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Andreas Schaller

Group Spokesman, Director Group Communication & Investor Relations
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