Monterrey, Mexico. December 11, 2008 - CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX) announced today that it had issued 970 million pesos (approximately US$72 million) of long-term debt, successfully exchanging shorter-term Certificados Bursatiles for new notes. The offering, initiated on November 12, 2008, was finalized on December 10, 2008
The new debt, guaranteed by CEMEX Mexico S.A. de C.V. and Empresas Tolteca de Mexico S.A. de C.V., matures on September 15, 2011.
Seventy-five percent of the new offering replaces notes coming due in December 2008 and January 2009, thus reducing refinancing needs.
This transaction represents the first issuance of this kind of instrument in the Mexican capital markets since September and demonstrates CEMEX's ability to tap the medium-term capital markets successfully without government guarantees.
All maturities under the exchange offer program which were not refinanced will be repaid as originally scheduled.
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