CEMEX Expands Reach of Its Social Strategy to at Least 15 Million People

MONTERREY, Mexico–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced today that, by the
year 2020, it expects to improve the quality of life of at least 15
million people through programs and value models that transform global
challenges into opportunities that generate positive social impact. This
increases the scope and goals of CEMEX’s social programs by
approximately 5 million people from the target publicized in September
2015.

Aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals announced in
September 2015, CEMEX has actively participated in the creation of
opportunities through social and inclusive businesses, the development
of sustainable communities, and the empowerment of women and young
people. Thus far, all of these initiatives have enabled CEMEX to benefit
more than 9.7 million people.

“At CEMEX, we know it is crucial to create opportunities in the
communities in which we operate. Thus, we expanded our goal to at least
15 million of beneficiaries by 2020,” said Fernando A. Gonzalez, CEO of
CEMEX. “Thanks to the success of our high-impact social initiatives, we
provide our communities with the tools and skills needed to achieve
economic security in today’s society and position them for success over
the years to come.”

To learn more about the company’s sustainability efforts, as well as its
high-impact social strategy, please read CEMEX’s 2015 Sustainable
Development Report, available online at: https://larazachicago.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/cemexsustainabledevelopmentreport2015.pdf

CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high quality
products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than
50 countries. Celebrating its 110th anniversary, CEMEX has a rich
history of improving the well-being of those it serves through
innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to
promote a sustainable future.

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