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Aggregate Industries named as preferred supplier for Hinkley Point C

August 2015

Hinkley Point C is a construction project to build a next-generation nuclear power station on the northern Somerset coast, and Aggregate Industries is proud to be chosen as one of its preferred suppliers. Subject to a final investment decision, the EDF Energy development will provide clean, secure and affordable electricity for around five million homes.

Aggregate Industries, as part of the new LafargeHolcim Group, plays a key role in supplying and supporting large-scale construction projects across the UK and Europe. Hinkley Point C provides an opportunity to supply material and services to a project that will look to revitalise the UK’s nuclear power industry.

A spokesperson for Aggregate Industries said: “The Hinkley Point C development is hugely important, not just for the energy sector, but the UK economy as a whole. The creation of jobs, securing the supply of energy and developing skills and innovation in the UK are all vital elements of this project. We’re proud to be playing our part in bringing this concept to life.”

Alongside the investment in its construction, Hinkley Point C will also create 25,000 employment opportunities, 1,000 of them for apprentices. This mirrors Aggregate Industries’ continued commitment to investing in apprentices and developing employees within its business.

The project continues to progress, with all parties working hard with the UK Government to confirm a final investment decision as soon as possible. EDF Energy has worked in partnership with the UK supply chain to ensure that companies can compete successfully to provide material and services for this valuable project. It’s estimated that over 60% of the total construction costs will be spent with UK businesses.

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About Aggregate Industries
Aggregate Industries is a leading player in the construction and infrastructure industries. It produces and supplies a wide range of construction materials including aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products. It also produces, imports and supplies cementitious materials and offers a national road surfacing and contracting service.

It prides itself on best practice in sustainability having become the first company to be certificated to BES 6001, The Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products, developed by the BRE (Building Research Establishment) and a founding member of the UK Green Building Council. Aggregate Industries is a proud member of the LafargeHolcim Group.

About LafargeHolcim
With a well-balanced presence in 90 countries and a focus on Cement, Aggregates and Concrete, LafargeHolcim (SIX Swiss Exchange, Euronext Paris: LHN) is the world leader in the building materials industry. The Group has 115,000 employees around the world and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. LafargeHolcim is the industry benchmark in R&D and serves from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project with the widest range of value-adding products, innovative services and comprehensive building solutions. With a commitment to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure and to contribute to a higher quality of life, the Group is best positioned to meet the challenges of increasing urbanization.

More information is available on www.lafargeholcim.com

For further press information, please contact:
Rich Whelband, Head of Communications, Aggregate Industries
01530 816671
Rich.whelband@aggregate.com

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