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An Alliance made by Multiple Companies Delivered Protection Kits to more than 90,000 Healthcare Staff Members in 27 States

FEMSA

  • The more than 9.3 million supplies were delivered to more than 150 hospitals and health centers in 27 states of the Mexican Republic.
  • Grupo Coppel, FEMSA Foundation, Santander and Soriana multiplied the citizen contributions, reached just over $ 10 million pesos, by four times.

Mexico City, August 3rd, 2020.– The Contagia Solidaridad (Spread Solidarity) initiative, promoted by Grupo Coppel, FEMSA Foundation, Santander, Soriana, Televisa Foundation and OXXO, delivered more than 9.3 million supplies for the protection of more than 90 thousand members of the health personnel in more than 150 hospitals, as well as to 16 Red Cross delegations, exceeding their initial goal when the alliance was first established.

The companies came together at the end of April, calling on citizens to participate during May and June through different channels with a main goal: to deliver protective equipment to 70 thousand members of the medical staff in the health sector, which was exceeded reaching more 90 thousand, making it possible to protect almost 20% of the country’s health personnel.

The generous contributions made at Santander ATMs and directly to the ‘Ayuda Santander’ bank account during May and June, as well as through OXXO Customers’ Rounding Program in 30% of the brand’s stores during June and July, gathered a total of just over $10 million pesos, which were multiplied by 4 thanks to the contributions of Grupo Coppel, FEMSA Foundation, Santander and Soriana.

These resources were added to the seed capital provided by OXXO and Televisa Foundation, as well as a contribution from andatti, OXXO’s coffee brand, joining forces with FEMSA Foundation, Chocolate Abuelita and Svetia.

“We would like to thank deeply the commitment and generosity of the thousands of citizens who have supported the cause of Contagia Solidaridad (Spread Solidarity). It has been especially inspiring to arrive to each of the hospitals and be able to deliver these supplies to take care of the health personnel, who go out every day with great courage to take care of Mexico. On our behalf, each company with its own initiatives, we would like to reaffirm our commitment to our country, knowing that now is the time to help and trusting that together we will move forward”, said in a joint statement Rocío Guerrero Lizárraga, Director of Social Responsibility of Grupo Coppel; Lorena Guillé-Laris, Director of FEMSA Foundation; Marcela Espinosa Macías, Director of Sustainability of Santander México; Claudia Aguado Hernández, Deputy Director of Soriana Foundation; Alicia Lebrija Hirschfeld, Executive President of Televisa Foundation, and Jaime Longoria, Commercial Director of OXXO.

Each kit consists of 100 face masks and 4 face shields, the latter made by PTM, a Mexican company which is part of FEMSA, dedicated to providing plastic transformation solutions. The delivery was made possible thanks to the support of Solistica – also a FEMSA company that provides comprehensive logistics solutions – alongside OXXO Distribution Centers. In total, more than 9.3 million supplies were donated in 27 states of the country.

Detailed information on the deliveries, beneficiaries and the program’s development are available at http://contagiasolidaridad.org

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ABOUT GRUPO COPPEL

Grupo Copper is a Mexican capital business group created in Sinaloa in 1939. It has a presence in every state of the country and is among the top 10 employers in Mexico. It is made up of three business units:

Afore Coppel: a retirement savings fund manager that provides services to 11 million members and promotes the inclusion of independent workers in the formal savings system; it has more than 1,500 personalized attention modules in all Coppel stores.

BanCoppel: a banking institution that offers financial products to more than 33 million clients; it has more than 1,155 branches in more than 450 cities in the country.

Coppel Stores: a chain of department stores that offers a wide variety of financial products and services for the popular Mexican market. With more than 1,500 points of sale and its online site Coppel.com, it offers its customers financing to make their purchases.

ABOUT FEMSA FOUNDATION

In FEMSA Foundation our goal is to create a positive impact on people and communities through social investment projects for sustainability. We make a better future for everyone by working in three strategic areas: we promote efficient resource management for sustainable development, comprehensive early childhood development, and the dissemination of Latin American art and culture. For more information visit www.fundacionfemsa.org or follow us on Facebook (FundacionFEMSA) and Twitter (@FundacionFEMSA)

ABOUT BANCO SANTANDER MÉXICO (NYSE: BSMX BMV: BSMX)

Banco Santander México, SA, Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander México (Banco Santander México), one of the main banks in Mexico, offers a wide range of financial products and services, including commercial and individual banking, financial advisory services, as well as other investment activities. It offers a financial services platform aimed at the middle and upper segments of the population and small and medium-sized companies. It also provides integrated financial services to large multinational companies in Mexico. As of June 30, 2020, Banco Santander México had total assets of $1,929 billion MXN and more than 18.6 million customers. With its headquarters based in Mexico City, the company operates 1,406 branches and offices throughout the country and has a total of 20,062 employees.

ABOUT ORGANIZACIÓN SORIANA

Organización Soriana, S.A.B de C.V is a Mexican company that is part of the commercial sector and was founded in 1968 with 100% Mexican capital. With a multi-format strategy, Soriana operates 810 self-service and membership club stores, plus those belonging to the ‘Super City’ convenience stores’ chain. Its shares have been listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange since 1987 under the ticker symbol SORIANA.

Website: www.organizacionsoriana.com. Social Media: @ org.soriana and @OrgSoriana

<emABOUT FEMSA

FEMSA is a leading company that creates economic and social value through companies and institutions and seeks to be the best employer and neighbor of the communities where it has a presence. It participates in retail trade through FEMSA Comercio, which includes the Proximity Division and of which OXXO, a chain of small format stores, is a part of. It also has a Health Division that includes pharmacies and related activities as well as a Fuel Division that operates the service stations chain, OXXO Gas. In the beverage industry it operates Coca-Cola FEMSA, public bottler of Coca-Cola products; in the beer sector, it is a shareholder of HEINEKEN, a company present in more than 70 countries. Additionally, through FEMSA’s Strategic Businesses Business Unit, it offers logistics services, point-of-sale refrigeration solutions and plastics solutions to FEMSA companies and external clients. Through its Business Units, it employs approximately 300 thousand employees in 13 countries. FEMSA is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index, the FTSE4Good Emerging Index and the Mexican Stock Exchange Sustainable IPC, among other indices that evaluate its performance in sustainability.

ABOUT TELEVISA FOUNDATION

At Televisa Foundation we are deeply committed to strengthening communities throughout Mexico and investing in their development. For 19 years we have created and supported programs that provide educational opportunities and that promote cultural identity, entrepreneurship, care for the environment, community participation and response to natural disasters, offering a wide variety of tools, technological platforms and opportunities that shape the lives of millions of Mexicans. We take advantage of Grupo Televisa’s wide range of media platforms to promote social awareness campaigns and digital platforms that encourage citizen participation. To learn more visit www.fundaciontelevisa.org

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