Thursday, 04/30/2009, 7:13:00 am
- On February 27, 2009 Coca-Cola FEMSA announced that it had successfully closed the transaction with Bavaria, a subsidiary of SABMiller, to jointly acquire with The Coca-Cola Company, the Brisa bottled water business (including the Brisa brand and production assets). This transaction will enable us to increase our presence in the water business and complement our portfolio. Brisa sold 47 million unit cases in 2008 in Colombia. The purchase price of US$92 million was shared equally by Coca-Cola FEMSA and The Coca-Cola Company. The parties have also agreed a transition arrangement after closing, during which Bavaria will still be producing, selling and distributing Brisa.
- On March 23, 2009 – Coca-Cola FEMSA held its Annual Ordinary General Shareholders Meeting during which its shareholders approved the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2008, the declaration of dividends corresponding to fiscal year 2008 and the composition of the Board of Directors and Committees for 2009. Shareholders approved the payment of a cash dividend in the amount of Ps. 1,343.9 million. The dividend was paid on April 13, 2009, in the amount of Ps. 0.7278 per each ordinary share, equivalent to Ps. 7.278 per ADR. In addition, shareholders approved an amount of Ps. 400 million, the maximum amount allowed under Mexican law, which is available to the Company for share repurchases in the future, should it decide to use these funds.