BRIEF-Holcim awaits merger OK in USA, Canada, India

Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:40am EST
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Feb 23 (Reuters) - Holcim CFO

* Says clearly expects clearance of the Lafarge merger in the first half of 2015

* Says strong franc has no impact on share exchange relation with Lafarge

* At the moment expects to reach the two-thirds majority in favour of merger with Lafarge

* Expects EGM on Lafarge transaction at end of May/beginning of June

* Filed lafarge merger approval in 20 jurisdictions, approved in 15

* USA, Canada and India are major merger approvals still outstanding

* Strong franc does not impact decision to have HQ of merged entity in Switzerland Further company coverage: (Reporting By Georgina Prodhan)