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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 6-K

 

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 or 15d-16

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of September, 2020

Commission File Number: 001-14946

 

 

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.

(Translation of Registrant’s name into English)

 

 

Avenida Ricardo Margáin Zozaya #325, Colonia Valle del Campestre

San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, 66265, Mexico

(Address of principal executive office)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

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We may disclose to prospective investors certain information that has not been previously publicly reported. This report is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities. We have elected to provide the information in this report for informational purposes.

This report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws. We intend these forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States federal securities laws. In some cases, these statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as “may,” “assume,” “might,” “should,” “could,” “continue,” “would,” “can,” “consider,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “envision,” “plan,” “believe,” “foresee,” “predict,” “potential,” “target,” “strategy,” “intend” or other similar words. These forward-looking statements reflect, as of the date such forward-looking statements are made, or unless otherwise indicated, our current expectations and projections about future events based on our knowledge of present facts and circumstances and assumptions about future events. These statements necessarily involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations. Some of the risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause results to differ, or that otherwise could have an impact on us or our consolidated entities, include, but are not limited to:

 

   

the impact of pandemics, epidemics or outbreaks of infectious diseases and the response of governments and other third parties, including with respect to the novel strain of the coronavirus identified in China in late 2019 (“COVID-19”), which have affected and may continue to adversely affect, among other matters, supply chains, international operations, availability of liquidity, investor confidence and consumer spending, as well as availability of, and demand for, our products and services;

 

   

the cyclical activity of the construction sector;

 

   

our exposure to other sectors that impact our and our clients’ businesses, such as, but not limited to, the energy sector;

 

   

availability of raw materials and related fluctuating prices;

 

   

competition in the markets in which we offer our products and services;

 

   

general political, social, health, economic and business conditions in the markets in which we operate or that affect our operations and any significant economic, health, political or social developments in those markets, as well as any inherent risks to international operations;

 

   

the regulatory environment, including environmental, tax, antitrust, and acquisition-related rules and regulations;

 

   

our ability to satisfy our obligations under our material debt agreements, the indentures that govern our outstanding senior secured notes and our other debt instruments and financial obligations;

 

   

the availability of short-term credit lines or working capital facilities, which can assist us in connection with market cycles;

 

   

the impact of our below investment grade debt rating on our cost of capital;

 

   

loss of reputation of our brands;

 

   

our ability to consummate asset sales, fully integrate newly acquired businesses, achieve cost-savings from our cost-reduction initiatives, implement our global pricing initiatives for our products and generally meet our “A Stronger CEMEX” plan’s initiatives and “Operation Resilience” strategy;


   

the increasing reliance on information technology infrastructure for our sales invoicing, procurement, financial statements and other processes that can adversely affect our sales and operations in the event that the infrastructure does not work as intended, experiences technical difficulties or is subjected to cyber-attacks;

 

   

changes in the economy that affect demand for consumer goods, consequently affecting demand for our products and services;

 

   

weather conditions, including but not limited to, excessive rain and snow, and disasters such as earthquakes and floods;

 

   

trade barriers, including tariffs or import taxes and changes in existing trade policies or changes to, or withdrawals from, free trade agreements, including the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA);

 

   

terrorist and organized criminal activities as well as geopolitical events;

 

   

declarations of insolvency or bankruptcy, or becoming subject to similar proceedings;

 

   

natural disasters and other unforeseen events (including global health hazards such as COVID-19); and

 

   

the other risks and uncertainties described under “Item 3—Key Information—Risk Factors” of our annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2019 and under “Risk Factors” in this report.

Readers are urged to read this report and carefully consider the risks, uncertainties and other factors that affect our business. The information contained in this report is subject to change without notice, and we are not obligated to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances. Readers should review future reports filed by us with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.

(Registrant)

Date: September 14, 2020    

 

By: /s/ Rafael Garza Lozano

Name: Rafael Garza Lozano

Title: Chief Comptroller


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1.    Certain information with respect to CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX) and its direct and indirect subsidiaries.