Press Release

The initiative Contagia Solidaridad (Infect Solidarity) donates 20 thousand protection equipments for healthcare personnel

FEMSA

Mexico City, June 17th, 2020.- The alliance Contagia Solidaridad (Infect Solidarity), formed by Coppel Group, FEMSA foundation, Santander, Soriana, OXXO and Televisa Foundation, gave out the first 20 thousand protection equipments to healthcare personnel. The delivery was possible thanks to the seed capital of the alliance and the generous donations of citizens, which were quadrupled through this initiative.

Every donated protection kit allows the personnel to be protected for a month. It consists of 100 three-layered facemasks and 4 protective masks elaborated by PTM, a mexican company of plastic transformation solutions that is part of FEMSA. In total, more than 2.2 million elements of protection have been given out, which will directly benefit more than 20 thousand members of the non-COVID health centre personnel in Aguascalientes, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Puebla and Queretaro.

The opportunity for citizens to contribute to this initiative will be open until June 30th, and afterwards donations will be received directly to the fund’s account or through the more than 9 thousand Santander ATMs all over the country. Support can also be given through the OXXO stores participating in Baja California, Mexico City, Coahuila, Mexico State, Hidalgo, Michoacan, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Veracruz and Zacatecas through the program of Rounding for OXXO Customers.

For every peso donated to the community, Coppel Group, FEMSA Foundation will give four more to arrive at the initial goal of protecting 70 thousand members of the healthcare services.

The fund’s account is:
AYUDA SANTANDER
CUENTA: 65501821470
CLABE INTERBANCARIA: 014680655018214704

In this alliance of collective entrepreneurial action, andatti, the coffee brand sold in OXXO, participates through a donation joining efforts with FEMSA Foundation, Chocolate abuelita and Svetia. Televisa Foundation, besides cooperating with the initial fund, joins by supporting through the promotion in the television’s spaces, to divulge the initiative and spread awareness about the relevance of the health professionals’ work in this moment.

With the support of Solistica, a company that is part of FEMSA and provides integral logistics solutions, and along with OXXO’s Distribution Centres, the distribution and donation of the kits to the different institutions in the country were possible.

The donors that contribute through the account of AYUDA SANTANDER can request their deductible ticket to the next mail address: [email protected] Further information of this initiative is available at www.contagiasolidaridad.org.

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ABOUT COPPEL GROUP

It is an entrepreneurial group of Mexican capital created in 1939 in Sinaloa. It is present in all the country’s states and is one of the 10 main employers of Mexico. It is conformed of three business units: Afore Coppel: administers the retirement funds that give service to 11 million affiliated members and promotes the inclusion of independent workers to the formal system of savings. It has more than 1,500 modules of personalized attention in all the Coppel stores.

BanCoppel: Is a banking institution that offers financial products to more than 33 million customers. It has more than 1,155 branch offices in more than 450 cities of the country.

Coppel Stores: it is a chain store that offers a great variety of financial products and services for the popular Mexican market. With more than 1,500 selling points and its online site Coppel.com, it offers its customers financing to do their shopping.

ABOUT FEMSA FOUNDATION

Since eleven years ago, FEMSA Foundation generates positive impact in people and communities through social investment projects for sustainability. We seek to ensure water safety and the sustainable use of water in Latin America and we take action to help early childhood development. We have also incorporated the diffusion of Latin American art and culture through the Cultural Program FEMSA. For further information visit the website www.fundacionfemsa.org or follow us on Facebook (FundacionFEMSA) and Twitter (@FundacionFEMSA).

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

Banco Santander Mexico, S.A., Multiple Banking Institution, Santander Mexico Financial Group, one of the main Banks in Mexico, offers a wide variety of financial products and services, including commercial and individual banking, financial tutoring services, and other investment activities. Banco Santander Mexico offers a platform of financial services focused on the middle and upper segments of the population, and to small and medium enterprises. It also gives integrated financial services to the big multinational companies in Mexico. To December 31st, 2019, Banco Santander Mexico had assets for MXN $1.411 billion and more than 18.1 million clients. Based in Mexico City, the company has 1,402 branch offices in all the country and has a total of 19,975 employees.

ABOUT SORIANA ORGANIZATION

Soriana Organization, S.A.B de C.V is a Company of the commercial sector in Mexico with a 100% Mexican capital founded in 1968. With a multi-format strategy, Soriana operates 810 service and membership stores, besides those that belong to the convenience chain stores “Super City”. Its shares are listed in the Mexican Stock Market since 1987 with the blackboard key SORIANA.

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

ABOUT FEMSA

FEMSA is a leading company that generates economic and social value through enterprises and institutions and aims to be the best employer and neighbor of the communities where it is present. It participates in retail trade through FEMSA Comercio, which englobes the Proximity Division, a chain of small stores of which OXXO is a part; a Health Division which includes pharmacies and related activities; and a Fuel Division that operates the OXXO GAS chain of service stations. In the beverage industry it operates Coca-Cola FEMSA, a public bottler of Coca-Cola products; and in the brewer sector it is a stockholder of Heineken, a Company present in more than 70 countries. Additionally, through Strategic Businesses FEMSA, it offers logistics services, refrigeration at selling points and plastic solutions to FEMSA companies and external clients. Through its Business Units it employs approximately 300 thousand collaborators in 13 countries. FEMSA is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index, the FTSE4Good Emerging Index and the Sustainable Prices and Quotation Index of the Mexican Stock Market, among other indexes that evaluate its performance in sustainability.

ABOUT TELEVISA FOUNDATION

In Televisa Foundation we are profoundly committed to the strengthening of the communities of all of Mexico and the investment in its development. Since 19 years ago we have created and supported programs that bring educational opportunities, promote cultural identity, impulse entrepreneurship, care for the environment, foment the participation of the community and attend the aftereffects of natural disasters by offering a great variety of tools, technological platforms and opportunities that shape the life of millions of Mexicans. We take advantage of the wide variety of media platforms of Televisa Group to promote campaigns of social awareness and digital platforms that support citizens’ participation. For further information visit www.fundaciontelvisa.org

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