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CEMEX explores sale of its Australian concrete pipes and products assets


MONTERREY, MEXICO, August 2008 - CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX), announced today that it is exploring the sale of certain assets in Australia. The proceeds from the potential asset sale will be used for debt reduction.

The assets being considered for sale operate under the Humes brand name and consist of 16 concrete pipes and products manufacturing facilities located throughout Australia. Humes sold over 580,000 tonnes of product in 2007, generating revenues of approximately A$255 million (US$234 million).

CEMEX has mandated Merrill Lynch as its financial advisor in connection with the sales process.

Specific information related to the sale process in Australia can be obtained from Merrill Lynch; Mr. Gautam Chari (+61-2-9226-5306 email:

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