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Etude de l'AG du 10/05/2017

Item 5: Ernst & Young, Stuttgart, is proposed as auditor for the current financial year. Ratio of non-audit/audit fees was 67.39% during the year under review and 68.64% over a three-year aggregate period which exceeds our guidelines. Furthermore, we note that Ernst & Young has audited the Company since at least the financial year 2000 (no earlier data available) which exceeds our maximum acceptable term of office. We therefore recommend opposing the re-election of Ernst & Young as auditor​

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HeidelbergCement AG,

HeidelbergCement is engaged in the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, concrete and building products. Co.'s product range is complemented by downstream activities, such as ready-mixed concrete, concrete products, and concrete elements; in some countries, asphalt and building products, such as bricks and roof tiles, lime, or sand-lime bricks, are also manufactured. Furthermore, Co. provides services such as worldwide trading in cement and coal by sea. Co.'s products are used for the construction of houses, infrastructure, and commercial and industrial facilities.

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