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CRH Announces Results of the Cash Tender Offers

29 December 2010

2010-12-29CRH plc (“CRH”) announced the expiration as of 11:59 p.m., New York time, on December 28, 2010 (the “Expiration Time”) of the cash tender offers by CRH and its wholly owned subsidiary, CRH America, Inc. (“CRH America”), whereby (a) CRH America offered to purchase up to $750 million aggregate principal amount of the outstanding 6.95% Notes due 2012, the outstanding 5.625% Notes due 2011 and the outstanding 5.30% Notes due 2013 (the “CRH America Offers”) and (b) CRH offered to purchase up to $50 million aggregate principal amount of the outstanding 6.40% Notes due 2033 (the “CRH Offer” and, together with the CRH America Offers, the “Tender Offer”). The terms and conditions of the Tender Offer are described in the Offer to Purchase dated November 30, 2010 (the “Offer to Purchase”), and the related Letter of Transmittal (the “Letter of Transmittal”) that were distributed to Holders of the Notes.

In the CRH America Offers, $750 million in aggregate principal amount of Notes were validly tendered and accepted for purchase, and in the CRH Offer, $36.112 million in aggregate principal amount of Notes were validly tendered and accepted for purchase, as more fully set forth below:

Title of Security CUSIP/
ISIN
Principal Amount Outstanding Principal Amount Tendered Principal Amount Accepted Final Proration Percentage(1) Acceptance Priority Level
6.95% Notes due 2012 12626PAD5 / US12626PAD50 $1,000,000,000 $657,082,000 $657,082,000 100.00% 1
5.625% Notes due 2011 12626PAH6 / US12626PAH64 $500,000,000 $267,979,000 $92,918,000 34.67% 2
5.30% Notes due 2013 12626PAE3 / US12626PAE34 $700,000,000 $106,698,000 $0 0.00% 3
6.40% Notes due 2033 12626PAF0 / US12626PAF09 $248,667,000 $36,112,000 $36,112,000 100.00% N/A
(1) Rounded to the nearest one-hundredth of one percent.

CRH America has accepted for purchase all 6.95% Notes due 2012 validly tendered and not validly withdrawn (Acceptance Priority Level one), $92,918,000 in aggregate principal amount of the 5.625% Notes due 2011 validly tendered and not validly withdrawn (Acceptance Priority Level two), which represents a proration factor of approximately 34.67% (as provided in the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal), and none of the 5.30% Notes due 2013 validly tendered and not validly withdrawn (Acceptance Priority Level three). CRH has accepted for purchase all 6.40% Notes due 2033 validly tendered and not validly withdrawn.

Each of CRH America and CRH, as applicable, expects to make payment for all Notes accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer in same-day funds today (except for $492,713,000 in aggregate principal amount of 6.95% Notes due 2012, for which payment was made on December 14, 2010, the Early Settlement Date).

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, UBS Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Barclays Capital Inc. and RBS Securities Inc. served as dealer managers for the Tender Offer and D.F. King & Co., Inc. served as the information and tender agent.

Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined in this announcement have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase.

DISCLOSURE NOTICE:  Some statements in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.  A description of risks and uncertainties can be found in the Annual Report on Form 20-F of CRH and its other public filings and press releases.  Except as required by law, neither CRH nor CRH America assumes any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this news release as a result of new information or future events or developments.

For more information contact:

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
Dealer Manager
Tel: (866) 834-4666 (toll free)
Tel: (212) 834-3118 (collect)

UBS Securities LLC
Dealer Manager
Tel: (888) 719-4210 (toll free)
Tel: (203) 719-4210 (collect)

 

 

CRH plc Investor Relations
Tel: +353 1 404 1000

 

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