About Us - Press Release - CEMEX completes debt prepayment strategy
October 19, 2011
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (CEMEX) (NYSE: CX) announced that, as a result of a prepayment made today, it has now reduced the initial exposure under its Financing Agreement by more than half (50.97%), or about US$7.66 billion.
Fernando A. González, Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration, said: “With this payment, we have now met the final prepayment milestone under the Financing Agreement to avoid a 50-basis-point increase in our interest expense. In addition, we have addressed all maturities under the Financing Agreement until December 2013 and continue to comply with all of our financial obligations.”
CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through its efforts to pursue innovative industry solutions and efficiency advancements and to promote a sustainable future.
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