The proposed divestment of operations in the U.S., primarily consisting of Italcementi’s Martinsburg, West Virginia cement plant and up to eleven terminals, was accepted by the Federal Trade Commission.

“We are very pleased with the positive decision of the Federal Trade Commission”, said Dr. Bernd Scheifele, chairman of the managing board of HeidelbergCement. “We are now on track to close the acquisition of the 45% stake in Italcementi, which we are planning together with Italmobiliare for the beginning of July.”

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