DUBLIN May 30 Swiss subsidiaries of CRH
face fines of up to 119 million Swiss francs
($133 million) over alleged infringements of competition law,
the Irish building materials company said on Friday.
The fines are part of a total 283 million Swiss francs in
fines proposed against companies in the bathroom fittings
industry in Switzerland, the statement said.
CRH said it viewed the proposed fine as unjustified and said
the position of the Swiss competition watchdog is "fundamentally
ill-founded." It said it would prepare a response to the
Shares in CRH, which had annual sales of 18 billion euros
($24.56 billion)last year, closed down 1.62 percent on the
London Stock Exchange.
($1 = 0.8940 Swiss Francs)
($1 = 0.7328 Euros)
(Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by David Goodman)