PARIS Nov 16 French cement maker Lafarge
said it would get 160 million euros from its joint
sale of UK assets with miner Anglo American to the
family of Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal for up to 285
million pounds sterling.
"Lafarge will get around half the amount of that sale, or
around 160 million euros, which will be used to cut debt," a
spokeswoman for Lafarge said.
She added that with this transaction, Lafarge had by now
raised nearly 650 million euros in asset sales since the
beginning of the year against a target of at least 1 billion
(Reporting by Astrid Wendlandt; Editing by Elena Berton)