About FEMSA Q&A
Through our Coca-Cola FEMSA subsidiary, we bottle, market, and distribute trademark beverages of The Coca-Cola Company in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina and in the Philippines. Coca-Cola FEMSA is the largest public bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world in terms of sales volume, accounting for one out of every ten Coca-Cola products sold globally.
Through our FEMSA Comercio subsidiary, we operate OXXO which is the largest store chain in Mexico. The OXXO chain sells our beverage products in more than 12,000 stores across Mexico and Colombia.
On april 30, 2010, FEMSA announced the closing of the transaction pursuant to which FEMSA agreed to exchange 100% of its beer operations for a 20% economic interest in the Heineken Group, through this transaction we will increase our scale and geographic reach competing effectively.
You can purchase our ordinary shares—which trade on the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV: FEMSA UBD)—and our American Depositary Shares (ADS’s)—which trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: FMX)—through a broker, or you can purchase our ADS’s directly through our direct purchase and sale plan with The Bank of New York. For more shareholder information, we invite you to visit the investor relations section of our website.
We serve the consumer beverage market directly through:
- Coca-Cola FEMSA
- FEMSA Comercio
In addition, these operations are supported by an area named Strategic Businesses, specially designed to drive the business units development through high quality products and services such as refrigeration, distribution and information solutions.
On april 30, 2010, FEMSA announced the closing of the transaction pursuant to which FEMSA agreed to exchange 100% of its beer operations for a 20% econocmic interest in the Heineken Group, through this transaction we will increase our scale and geographic reach competing effectively.
FEMSA has two representatives on the Heineken Supervisory Board who are José Antonio Fernández Carbajal, FEMSA’s CEO, and Javier Astaburuaga Sanjines, FEMSA’s Corporate Officer. José Antonio Fernández Carbajal is also a member of the Heineken Holding Board. Additionally Heineken created the Americas Committee to oversee the strategic direction of the business opportunities in that region. The Americas committee consist of José Antonio Fernanández Carbajal, Femsa’s representative, who acts as Chairman and two existing members of the Heineken Supervisory Board.