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CEMEX, S.A. ACQUIRES CEMENTOS HIDALGO PLANT

 MONTERREY, Mexico, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cemex, S.A. (OTC: CMXBY) announced today that it had acquired the Cementos Hidalgo plant fixed assets. This plant is located 25km northeast of Monterrey, Mexico, in the state of Nuevo Leon, with installed capacity of 500,000 metric tons per year.
 Commenting on the acquisition, Lorenzo Zambrano, chief executive officer of Cemex, said: "Under our administration, this plant will operate with low production costs similar to those of other Cemex plants.
 Our modernization and environmental control plan includes the installation of state-of-the-art anti-pollution equipment in the Cementos Hidalgo plant which will further increase its efficiency and improve local air quality."
 The Cementos Hidalgo plant markets primarily to the retail sector under the Cemento Cuauhtemoc brand name in the states of Nuevo Leon, Coahuila and Tamaulipas. The facility is extremely accessible to both road and railways.
 Cemex, S.A., headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, is the fourth largest cement producer in the world, the largest in North America, and the leader in the Mexican and Spanish cement markets with 63 percent and 29 percent market shares, respectively, and total installed capacity of 35.4 million tons. The company is a major participant in the Mexican housing industry as well as the infrastructure development in the growing Mexican economy. Cemex shares are listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CEMEX" and Cemex's ADRs are traded over-the-counter under the ticker symbol "CMXBY."
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 /CONTACT: Humberto Moreira or Luis Martinez, 011-52-83-45-2000, both of Cemex, S.A.; or Brian James of Burson-Marsteller, 212-614-5091, for Cemex, S.A./
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