Lafarge in $3 Billion Acquisition of Minority Interest in U.S. Subsidiary

February 6, 2006

Cleary Gottlieb is representing long-time client Lafarge S.A. in its acquisition of the remaining 48.6% interest in its publicly-traded subsidiary Lafarge North America Inc. The cash offer is valued at approximately $3 billion.

Lafarge is a world leader in building materials, and Lafarge North America is one of the largest publicly traded construction materials providers in North America.