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 Imerys studying feasibility of divesting 4 calcium carbonate industrial sites

Imerys is informing that it has recently received an offer from Omya for the
acquisition of four industrial sites which beneficiate calcium carbonate for 
the paper market. These sites are located in Europe (Sainte-Croix de Mareuil 
in France, Köping in Sweden, Massa in Italy) and in the US (Kimberly) and
represented a total revenue of approximately EUR75 million in 2012.

Imerys and Omya have entered into exclusive negotiations to examine the
feasibility of a mutually beneficial transaction, in particular with a view to
ensure long-term supply and high-quality service for the customers. The process
for the consultation of the relevant Imerys' works councils on this project is
also being initiated at the same time.

Pending results of this study, this project could be completed in the 1st
quarter of 2014.

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with EUR3.9
billion revenue and 16,000 employees in 2012, Imerys transforms a unique range
of minerals to deliver essential functions (heat resistance, mechanical
strength, conductivity, coverage, barrier effect, etc.) that are essential to
its customers' products and manufacturing processes.

Whether mineral components, functional additives, process enablers or finished
products, Imerys' solutions contribute to the quality of a great number of
applications in consumer goods, industrial equipment or construction. Combining
expertise, creativity and attentiveness to customers' needs, the Group's
international teams constantly identify new applications and develop high
value-added solutions under a determined approach to responsible development.
These strengths enable Imerys to develop through a sound, profitable business

More comprehensive information about Imerys may be obtained from its website
( under Regulated Information, particularly in its Registration
Document filed with Autorité des marchés financiers on March 21, 2013 under
number D.13-0195 (also available from the Autorité des marchés financiers
website, Imerys draws the attention of investors to 
chapter 4, "Risk Factors", of its Registration Document.

Analyst/Investor Relations:         Press Contacts: 

Pascale Arnaud +33 (0)1 4955 6401   Pascale Arnaud +33 (0)1 4955 6401 

[email protected]                  Raphaël Leclerc +33 (0)6 7316 8806
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