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CRH announces any and all cash tender offer by Crh America
Tuesday, 2 May 2017 08:58am EDT 

May 2 (Reuters) - Crh Plc :CRH announces any and all cash tender offer by Crh America.Cash tender offer by its wholly owned unit, Crh America with respect to any and all of its outstanding 8.125 pct notes due 2018 issued by Crh America.  Full Article

CRH sees H1 EBITDA growth after "satisfactory" start to year
Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 02:00am EDT 

April 26 (Reuters) - CRH Plc , CRH.L:A satisfactory start to 2017 with Q1 sales up 4 percent compared with a strong Q1 of 2016.Group EBITDA for seasonally less significant first half of year is expected to be ahead of last year.Based on current momentum, further progress in second half of year is anticipated.In Europe, like-for-like sales growth of 6 percent was supported by stabilising trends in certain key markets.Our expectation is that challenging market conditions in Philippines will continue in H2.  Full Article

CRH FY earnings top 3.1 bln euros, cuts net debt sharply
Wednesday, 1 Mar 2017 02:13am EST 

Crh Plc : FY pretax profit 1.74 billion eur versus 1.033 billion eur year ago . FY sales rose 4 percent to 27.1 billion eur . FY EBITDA up 41 percent to 3.1 billion euros, ahead of November guidance; proforma ebitda up 10 percent . EBITDA margin 11.5 percent up from 9.4 percent in 2015 . Year-end net debt reduced by 1.3 billion euros to 5.3 billion euros; net debt/EBITDA is 1.7x . Full year dividend per share increased by 4 percent to 65.0c, covered 2.3 times . CEO says well positioned to capitalise on ongoing economic recovery and we see continued growth for group in 2017 . Sees continued momentum in US construction, expect our Americas business to advance further in 2017 . Anticipate that most European countries will continue to experience modest impact of early-stage economic recovery . Continue to develop CRH through acquisitions, having completed eight transactions already this year . 2017 year-to-date acquisition and investment spend c.500 million euros, disposals c.400 million euros Further company coverage: [CRH.I] (Reporting By Padraic Halpin) ((Padraic.Halpin@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

INTERVIEW-CRH sees any Trump infrastructure impact over medium term
Wednesday, 1 Mar 2017 02:00am EST 

CRH Plc : CRH CEO says with debt metrics restored, has significant firepower of 2-3 billion euros per year to do deals . CRH CEO says very satisfied with trading at the start of year both in Americas and Europe . CRH CEO sees any new infrastructure spending by U.S. President Trump evolving more in medium than short term . CRH CEO says slow-paced, long recovery starting in europe, could be hit more by uncertainty, than political risk . CRH CEO says we have seen some input cost inflation, starting to see early signs of pricing recovery in Europe . CRH CEO says order book pretty good in UK following strong finish to 2016, suspect any Brexit impact will be medium term Further company coverage: [CRH.I] (Reporting By Padraic Halpin) ((Padraic.Halpin@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

CRH says Mark Towe to retire from board at end of 2016
Thursday, 25 Aug 2016 07:00am EDT 

CRH Plc : Board change . Mark Towe has confirmed his intention to retire from CRH board at end of 2016 .Mark, who joined CRH in 1997 and was appointed a CRH director in July 2008, will continue in his role as chairman, CRH Americas..  Full Article

INTERVIEW-CRH CEO says seeing no big Brexit impact on UK business
Thursday, 25 Aug 2016 02:45am EDT 

CRH Plc : CRH finance director says sees normalised net debt at 2.2/2.3 times EBITDA , expects year end 2x or below EBITDA . CRH CEO says debt reduction gives capacity to go out and do further big or small deals . CRH CEO says has not seen a big change in UK business since Brexit vote, people just bit more cautious . CRH CEO says sees no real change in UK for 2016, things calmed down until nature of future EU relationship known Further company coverage: [CRH.I] (Reporting By Padraic Halpin) ((Padraic.Halpin@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

CRH interim dividend up, sees FY earnings above 3 bln eur
Thursday, 25 Aug 2016 02:10am EDT 

Crh Plc : H1 pretax profit 407 million eur versus 63 million eur year ago . Interim dividend up 1.6 percent to 0.188 eur per share . H1 EBITDA 1.12 billion eur . H1 operating profit 588 million eur versus 189 million eur year ago . On track to deliver year-end debt metrics at or below normalised levels . While impact of Brexit unclear for medium term, H2 outlook for European operations is for a continuation of H1 trends . In Americas, we expect positive momentum seen in construction markets during first half of year to continue into second half . Expect further progress in second half with full year reported EBITDA in excess of 3 billion euros Further company coverage: [CRH.I] (Reporting By Padraic Halpin) ((Padraic.Halpin@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

CRH sees H1 EBITDA of about 1.1 bln euro
Friday, 22 Jul 2016 02:00am EDT 

Crh Plc :Now expect total group EBITDA for first half of 2016 to be approximately eur 1.1 billion.  Full Article

CRH Plc recommends final dividend
Thursday, 3 Mar 2016 02:00am EST 

CRH Plc:Recommends final dividend of 44c per share, in line with the final dividend for 2014.Proposed to pay the final dividend on 6 May 2016 to shareholders registered at the close of business on 11 March 2016.  Full Article

UPDATE 2-Ireland's CRH joins battle for South African cement maker PPC

* PPC's shares fall by more than 2 pct (Releads, adds details, CRH response)