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Andrey Fedorchuk was appointed to the position of the CEO in “Volskcement”

June 23, 2011

PR Department of “Volskcement” informs that Donald Phillip Gager leaves the position of the CEO. He will continue his career development at one of the Holcim plants in Europe. Join the Company in saying words of sincere gratitude to Mr. Gager for his contribution to business development and wishing him every success.

On June 24th, 2011 Andrey Fedorchuk was appointed to the position of the CEO in “Volskcement”. Mr. Fedorchuk will address the issues of strategic development of the plant and business processes’ optimization; take the lead in production capacity modernization projects. In his area of responsibility will also be quality control and development of Integrated Management System as well as development of partnership relations and plant management as a whole.

Referring to his successful managerial experience Mr. Fedorchuk affirms: “Implemented methods and technologies must always correspond to legislation otherwise you may wallow in process for a long time.”

Andrey Fedorchuk was born on April 14th, 1970 in Chelyabinsk. He started his labour biography in 1987 in active service of the Soviet Union Armed Forces. In 1992 he graduated from Chelyabinsk Automobile High Military School on qualification “Engineer Mechanic”. In 2004 he got managerial qualification in “LINK”, International Institute of Management. He has a degree Executive MBA (Universiteit Antwerp Management School, Belgium).

Mr. Fedorchuk’s business activity began in 1998. Successful start in “Zolotoy Ural” at the position of process mechanic followed by positions of process engineer and fleet and project manager ended in 6 years in appointment to the position of chief engineer. From 2006 up to 2011 he was at the head of “Patra” (Heineken Group).

Married, has got 2 children.

OJSC “Volskcement” was established in 1897. At the time being it produces two types of products – standard cement and oil well cement. It has international certificate of quality conformity ISO 9001:2000. Majority stakeholder of OJSC “Volskcement” is OJSC “Holcim (Rus)”.

OJSC “Holcim (Rus)” – Company, initially registered in 1993, performs its business in connection with the investments in the securities of the cement industrial enterprises at the territory of the Russian Federation and CIS countries. The Company has a controlling interest in the enterprises, producing the construction cement, Portland cement, etc., and namely: in Shurovsky cement (Moscow Region) and Volskcement (the Volga Region). The Company's biggest shareholder is Holcim.

Holcim - the international group of companies, established in 1912 in Switzerland, is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement and aggregates (crushed stone, gravel and sand) as well as further activities such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt including services. From 1958 it has quoted on the Swiss stock exchange – SWX. The Group holds majority and minority interests in around 70 countries on all continents; the total number of its employees is more than 80,000 people.