CEMEX, S.A. DE C.V.

CEMEX, S.A. DE C.V.

March 04, 2005 13:58 ET

CEMEX Supports Asian Children Affected by Tsunami with a US$3 Million Grant


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MARCH 4, 2005 - 13:58 ET

CEMEX Supports Asian Children Affected by Tsunami with
a US$3 Million Grant

MONTERREY, Mexico--(CCNMatthews - Mar 4, 2005) -

CEMEX, S.A. de C.V. (NYSE: CX) announced today that it is granting U.S.
$3 million to assist with the tsunami relief in Asia to UNICEF, the
United Nations Children's Fund and to SOS Children's Villages.

SOS Children's Village is an international organization devoted to
giving children who have lost their parents or who are no longer able to
live with their parents a permanent home and a stable environment to
grow up in.

From the total donation, U.S. $2.1 million will be committed to SOS
Children's Villages in Indonesia and U.S. $900,000 will be destined for
relief in Thailand through UNICEF.

The company announced on January 6th, 2005 the creation of a fund in
which any contributions made by CEMEX employees would be matched
two-for-one by the company, with a minimum corporate contribution of $2
million.

CEMEX's objective is to provide immediate assistance to the affected
children through relationships with SOS Children's Villages and UNICEF,
with the purpose of ensuring the efficiency of the projects.

Through its donation in Indonesia, CEMEX will be helping SOS Children's
Villages to build a "Children's Village" which provide a basic
infrastructure as well as a nurturing environment in which children can
call a home for the long-term. For more information on SOS Children's
Village, please visit www.sos-childrensvillages.org.

In Thailand, UNICEF appealed for resources to support its Emergency
Program in the country, which comprises Child Protection, Emergency
Education, Water and Environmental Sanitation, Multi-sectoral Emergency
Support to Local Authorities, Emergency Communications and Monitoring
and Social Policy Analysis.

UNICEF is the only UN agency assisting with tsunami relief in Thailand.
The donation made by CEMEX is the third highest grant given to this
effort, following the support by the governments of Japan and Ireland.

CEMEX is a growing global building solutions company that provides
products of consistently high quality and reliable service to customers
and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world. The
company improves the well-being of those it serves through its
relentless focus on continuous improvement and efforts to promote a
sustainable future. For more information about the company, visit
www.cemex.com.

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