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Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. – ‘SC 13G’ on 2/6/02 re: Hanson Building Materials Ltd

On:  Wednesday, 2/6/02   ·   Accession #:  65103-2-145   ·   File #:  5-45372

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  As Of                Filer                Filing    For·On·As Docs:Size              Issuer               Agent

 2/06/02  Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.         SC 13G                 1:11K  Hanson Building Materials Ltd     Merrill Lynch Asset… Inc

Statement of Beneficial Ownership   —   Schedule 13G
Filing Table of Contents

Document/Exhibit                   Description                      Pages   Size 

 1: SC 13G      Statement of Beneficial Ownership                      7     27K 


Document Table of Contents

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3Item 1 (a). Name of Issuer:
"Item 1 (b). Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:
"Item 2 (a). Name of Persons Filing:
"Item 2 (b). Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence:
"Item 2 (c). Citizenship:
"Item 2 (d). Title of Class Securities:
"Item 2 (e). Cusip Number:
4Item 4. Ownership
5Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class
"Item 6. Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person
"Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person
"Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group
"Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group
6Item 10. Certification
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SCHEDULE 13G UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, DC 20549 SCHEDULE 13G Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No.: )* HANSON PLC -------------------------------------------------------------------- (Name of Issuer) COMMON STOCK -------------------------------------------------------------------- (Title of Class of Securities) 0408983 ** -------------------------------------------------------------------- (CUSIP NUMBER) December 31, 2001 -------------------------------------------------------------------- (Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement) *The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page. The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes). ** Identifier stated above represents the Sedol Number for the Ordinary shares of the reporting issuer. Shares reported herein are in the form of both Ordinary shares and ADRs.
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Page 2 of 7 CUSIP No. 0408983 13G 1. NAME OF REPORTING PERSON S.S. or I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (on behalf of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM"))** 2. CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP* Joint Filing (a) [ ] (b) [ ] 3. SEC USE ONLY 4. CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION Delaware NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5. SOLE VOTING POWER NONE 6. SHARED VOTING POWER 37,162,620 7. SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER NONE 8. SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER 37,162,620 9. AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON 37,162,620 (ownership disclaimed pursuant to Section 13d-4 of the 1934 Act) 10. CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES* 11. PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9 5.05% 12. TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON* HC, CO *SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILING OUT! **SEE EXHIBIT A
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Page 3 of 7 14. CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX TO DESIGNATE THE RULE PURSUANT TO WHICH THIS SCHEDULE IS FILED: [X] Rule 13d-1 (b) [ ] Rule 13d-1 (c) [ ] Rule 13d-1 (d) SCHEDULE 13G ITEM 1 (a) Name of Issuer: ---------------- HANSON PLC (the "Company") ITEM 1 (b) Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices: ------------------------------------------------- 1 Grosvenor Place London WS1X 7JH England ITEM 2 (a) Name of Persons Filing: ------------------------ Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (On behalf of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers ("MLIM") ITEM 2 (b) Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence: ------------------------------------------------------------- Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (on behalf of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers ("MLIM")) World Financial Center, North Tower 250 Vesey Street New York, NY 10381 ITEM 2 (c) Citizenship: ------------- See Item 4 of Cover Pages ITEM 2 (d) Title of Class Securities: --------------------------- Common Stock ITEM 2 (e) CUSIP NUMBER: See Cover Page
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Page 4 of 7 ITEM 3 If this statement is filed pursuant to Rules 13d-1(b), or 13d-2(b) or 13d-2(c), check whether the person filing is a: (a) [ ] Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act, (b) [ ] Bank as defined in Section 3(a) (6) of the Act, (c) [ ] Insurance Company as defined in Section 3(a) (19) of the Act, (d) [ ] Investment Company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, (e) [X] Investment Adviser in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b) (1) (ii) (E), (f) [ ] Employee Benefit Plan or Endowment Fund in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b) (ii) (F), (g) [X] Parent Holding Company or Control Person in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b) (ii) (G); see Item 7, (h) [ ] A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813), (i) [ ] A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c) (14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, (j) [ ] Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b) (1) (ii) (J). ITEM 4 Ownership -------- (a) Amount Beneficially Owned: See Item 9 of Cover Pages. (b) Percent of Class: See Item 11 of Cover Pages (c) Number of shares as to which such person has: (i) sole power to vote or to direct the vote: See Item 5 of Cover pages (ii) shared power to vote or to direct the vote: See Item 6 of Cover pages (iii) sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: See Item 7 of Cover pages (iv) shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: See Item 8 of Cover pages
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Page 5 of 7 ITEM 5 Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class. --------------------------------------------- Not Applicable ITEM 6 Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. ("ML&Co.") is a parent holding company. Merrill Lynch Investment Managers ("MLIM") is an operating division of ML&Co.'s indirectly owned asset management subsidiaries. Certain of these subsidiaries hold certain shares of the security which is the subject of this report. (See Item 7). ITEM 7 Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. ("ML&Co.") is a parent holding company. Merrill Lynch Investment Managers ("MLIM") is an operating division of ML&Co. consisting of ML&Co.'s indirectly-owned asset management subsidiaries. The following asset management subsidiaries hold certain shares of the common stock, which is the subject of this 13G filing: FUND ASSET MANAGEMENT, L.P. MERRILL LYNCH ASSET MANAGEMENT U.K. LIMITED MERRILL LYNCH FUND MANAGERS LIMITED MERRILL LYNCH GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT, LTD. MERRILL LYNCH INVESTMENT MANAGERS CHANNEL ISLANDS LIMITED MERRILL LYNCH INVESTMENT MANAGERS LIMITED MERRILL LYNCH INVESTMENT MANAGERS, CO. LTD MERRILL LYNCH INVESTMENT MANAGERS, L.P. QA ADVISOR L.L.C. ITEM 8 Identification and Classification of Members of the Group. ---------------------------------------------------------- Not Applicable ITEM 9 Notice of Dissolution of Group. ------------------------------- Not Applicable
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Page 6 of 7 ITEM 10 Certification -------------- By signing below each of the undersigned certifies that, to the best Of their knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of such securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having such purpose or effect. Signature. ---------- After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct. Date: January 30, 2002 Merrill Lynch & Co, Inc. (on behalf of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers ("MLIM")) /s/ Thomas D. Jones, III ----------------------------- Name: Thomas D. Jones, III Title: Attorney-In-Fact* ----------------------------- *Signed pursuant to a power of attorney, dated January 25, 1999, included as Exhibit B to Schedule 13G filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Merrill Lynch & Co, Inc. (on behalf of Merrill Lynch Asset Management Group ("AMG")) - now known as Merrill Lynch Investment Managers ("MLIM")
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Page 7 of 7 EXHIBIT A Merrill Lynch Investment Managers ("MLIM") of ML&Co. is comprised of the following legal entities: Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, L.P. ("MLIMLP"), doing business as Merrill Lynch Investment Managers; QA Advisers, LLC ("QA") doing business as Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Quantitative Advisers; Fund Asset Management, L.P., doing business as Fund Asset Management ("FAM"); Merrill Lynch Asset Management U.K. Limited ("MLAM UK"); Merrill Lynch (Suisse) Investment Management Limited ("MLS"); Merrill Lynch Investment Managers International Limited ("MLIMI"); Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, Ltd. Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (Asia Pacific Limited); Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Limited (Australia); Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (Isle of Man) Limited; Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Asia Limited; Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH; Munich London Investment Management, Ltd.; Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Ltda.; Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Japan Limited; Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Canada, Inc.; DSP Merrill Lynch Asset Management(India) Limited; PT Merrill Lynch Indonesia; Merrill Lynch Phatra Securities Co., Ltd.; Merrill Lynch Global Asset Management, Limited; Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Channel Islands Limited; Mercury Asset Management International Channel Islands Limited ("MAMCI"); Grosvenor Venture Managers Limited; and Merrill Lynch Fund Managers Limited. Each of MLIM LP, FAM, MLAM UK, MAMCI, QA, MLS, and MLIMI is an investment adviser registered under Section 203 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, which acts as investment adviser operating under the laws of a jurisdiction other than the United States. The investment advisers that comprise MLIM exercise voting and investment powers over portfolio securities independently from other direct and indirect subsidiaries of ML&Co.

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