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Martin Marietta Materials And Texas Industries Agree To Combine

Stocks in this article: MLMTXI

Ward Nye and the rest of the Martin Marietta executive team will lead the combined company. Top talent across the combined organization will be retained based on a “best athlete” approach.

An individual jointly selected by Martin Marietta and Texas Industries will be appointed to the Martin Marietta Board of Directors.

Timeline and Approvals

The companies anticipate closing the transaction in the second quarter of 2014. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals, including expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is also subject to the approval of Martin Marietta and Texas Industries shareholders.

Texas Industries’ two largest shareholders, representing approximately 51 percent of shares outstanding, have agreed to vote all of their shares (or in some limited circumstances, about 35 percent of the outstanding shares) of Texas Industries common stock in favor of the transaction.

Martin Marietta Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Earnings Results

In a separate press release issued today, Martin Marietta announced its earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013.

Advisors

J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Barclays are serving as Martin Marietta’s financial advisors and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP is serving as its legal advisor. Citigroup is serving as Texas Industries’ financial advisor, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is serving as its legal advisor.

Conference Call and Webcast

Martin Marietta and Texas Industries will host a joint conference call and online web simulcast today, January 28, 2014, at 8:30 am Eastern Time / 7:30 am Central Time to discuss this morning’s transaction announcement and Martin Marietta’s earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2013. It will be streamed live over Martin Marietta’s website at www.martinmarietta.com and over Texas Industries’ website at www.TXI.com. Interested parties can also access the call by dialing (866) 610-1072 (international: (973) 935-2840), and referencing code 51412630, 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. An online replay will be available approximately two hours following the conclusion of the live broadcast.

About Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.

Martin Marietta Materials is the nation's second largest producer of construction aggregates and a producer of magnesia-based chemicals and dolomitic lime. For more information about Martin Marietta Materials, refer to the Corporation's website at www.martinmarietta.com.

About Texas Industries, Inc.

TXI is the largest producer of cement in Texas and major cement producer in California. TXI is also a major supplier of construction aggregate, ready-mix concrete and concrete products. For more information about Texas Industries, refer to the Corporation’s website at www.txi.com.

Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this communication regarding the proposed acquisition of TXI by Martin Marietta, the expected timetable for completing the transaction, benefits and synergies of the transaction, future opportunities for the combined company and products and any other statements regarding Martin Marietta’s and TXI’s future expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, financial conditions, assumptions or future events or performance that are not historical facts are “forward-looking” statements made within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “may”, “believe,” “anticipate,” “could”, “should,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “expect(s),” “estimate(s),” “project(s),” “forecast(s)”, “positioned,” “strategy,” “outlook” and similar expressions. All such forward-looking statements involve estimates and assumptions that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed in the statements. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements are the following: the parties’ ability to consummate the transaction; the conditions to the completion of the transaction, including the receipt of approval of both Martin Marietta’s shareholders and TXI’s stockholders; the regulatory approvals required for the transaction not being obtained on the terms expected or on the anticipated schedule; the parties’ ability to meet expectations regarding the timing, completion and accounting and tax treatments of the transaction; the possibility that the parties may be unable to achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies in connection with the transaction within the expected time-frames or at all and to successfully integrate TXI’s operations into those of Martin Marietta; the integration of TXI’s operations into those of Martin Marietta being more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected; operating costs, customer loss and business disruption (including, without limitation, difficulties in maintaining relationships with employees, customers, clients or suppliers) being greater than expected following the transaction; the retention of certain key employees of TXI being difficult; Martin Marietta’s and TXI’s ability to adapt its services to changes in technology or the marketplace; Martin Marietta’s and TXI’s ability to maintain and grow its relationship with its customers; levels of construction spending in the markets; a decline in defense spending and the commercial component of the nonresidential construction market and the subsequent impact on construction activity; a slowdown in residential construction recovery; unfavorable weather conditions; a widespread decline in aggregates pricing; changes in the cost of raw materials, fuel and energy and the availability and cost of construction equipment in the United States; the timing and amount of federal, state and local transportation and infrastructure funding; the ability of states and/or other entities to finance approved projects either with tax revenues or alternative financing structures; and changes to and the impact of the laws, rules and regulations (including environmental laws, rules and regulations) that regulate Martin Marietta’s and TXI’s operations. Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found in Martin Marietta’s and TXI’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Martin Marietta’s and TXI’s most recent Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Martin Marietta and TXI assume no obligation to update or revise publicly the information in this communication, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date hereof.

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