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The solid ethical basis of Arca Continental’s Board of Directors is founded on guidelines for Corporate Governance, Risk Control and Social Responsibility. The current members of the Board of Directors are:

Jorge Humberto Santos Reyna

Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2019 and Chairman of the Board of Directors of subsidiary AC Bebidas. Board Member since 2001, and since 2007, Vice Chairman of Arca Continental´s Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board of Directors of AC Bebidas. Member of the Board of Directors of Regional SAB de C.V, Chairman of the Board at Grupo Regio Engordas, S.A. de C.V., as well as CEO of Grupo San Barr, S.A. de C.V., member of the Executive Committee at the Consejo Nacional Agropecuario and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mexican Red Cross of Monterrey. Formerly held the positions of Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental South America, Treasurer of the Asociación Mexicana de Engordadores de Ganado Bovino A.C. President of the Consejo Estatal Agropecuario de Nuevo León, and presided over the Asociación de Engordadores de Ganado Bovino del Noreste AC and the Unión Social de empresarios de México, in Monterrey. He was a Board Member of Grupo Procor, CAINTRA Nuevo León and Papas y Fritos Monterrey.

Director: Patrimonial

Participation in Committees:
Human Capital and Sustainability,Planning and Financial,Executive

Manuel L. Barragán Morales

Honorary Lifetime Chairman of the Board since 2019. Chairman of the Board from 2005 to 2019 and Board Member since 2001.

Director: Patrimonial

Luis Arizpe Jiménez

Board Member since 2003 and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2008. Member of the Board of Directors of Grupo Industrial Saltillo and Chairman of the Audit Committee, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saltillo Kapital, Hotel Camino Real Saltillo, Inversiones del Norte, and Inmobiliaria BIRARMA. Former Chairman of the Mexican Red Cross, Saltillo Delegation, Vice-Chairman of the Board of ITESM, Saltillo Campus, member of the Board of the Consejo Cívico de Instituciones de Coahuila. He is also President of the Saltillo Diocese Tithing Committee and former President of the Coahuila Southeastern Chapter of COPARMEX, President of the Northern Federation of COPARMEX, as well as a member of the Advisory Board at Grupo Financiero Banorte, Northern Region.

Director: Patrimonial

Participation in Committees:
Planning and Financial,Executive

Alejandro José Arizpe Narro

Miembro del Consejo de Administración de Embotelladoras Arca, del 2008 al 2010. Ingeniero Bioquímico egresado del ITESM. Director General de Productos Alimenticios YUL hasta 2008 y actualmente de las empresas Desarrollos Zendo y Elementoceroediciones. Es miembro de COCEEPA (Consejo Ciudadano Estatal para el Equilibrio Ecológico y la Protección al Ambiente de Coahuila), consejero de CONALEP y de PRONATURA.

Director: Patrimonial

Participation in Committees:
Planning and Financial

Alfonso J. Barragán Rodríguez

Board Member since 2019 and Alternate Board Member since 2014. He has Industrial and Information Technology Engineering degrees from Tecnológico de Monterrey, is a graduate of the AD2 Senior Management Program from IPADE and has taken continuing education courses at MIT. He is Executive President of Eon Corporation and serves on the Boards of various commercial and technology companies in the U.S. and Mexico, including Mcliff, Ustudio, SparkCognition and Vendwatch Telematics, where he has carried out strategic and operating transformations. He has contributed to various international patents and participated in intellectual property licensing programs for several “Fortune 500” companies.

Director: Patrimonial

Participation in Committees:
Human Capital and Sustainability

Juan Carlos Correa Ballesteros

Board Member since 2016. He has been a member of the Executive Committee and the Human Capital Committee of the Board of Directors at Arca Continental South America since 2010. He worked for 14 years at Ecuador Bottling Company, the Coca-Cola bottler in Ecuador, holding a number of different positions, including COO and Corporate Vice-President over the past three years. He is currently Executive Vice-President at CorMa Holding Family Office. He has a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of Miami.

Director: Independent

Participation in Committees:
Human Capital and Sustainability

Felipe Cortés Font

Board Member since 2013. Founding partner at Auric. He worked for Grupo Alfa for 28 years and was part of the team leading the strategic and financial restructuring of the company as the head of the Planning and Controllership divisions. He also led the Petrochemical Sector division and later held the position of CEO at Hylsamex. He currently serves on the Boards of Grupo Promax, Arendal, Stiva and Ternium México. He was Director of the American Iron and Steel Institute and President of Canacero, Nuevo León Productivity Center, and the Latin American Institute for Steel and Iron. He holds a Bachelor ’s in Science Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Director: Independent

Participation in Committees:
Audit and Corporate Practices

Alejandro M. Elizondo Barragán

Board Member since 2004. Former director Development at Grupo Alfa. He has held several positions within Alfa’s corporate and steel and petrochemical divisions for more than 43 years. He also serves on the Boards of Grupo Stiva, Axtel, and The Museum of Steel.

Director: Patrimonial

Participation in Committees:
Planning and Financial

Francisco Rogelio Garza Egloff

Board Member since 2019. Former Chief Executive Officer of Arca Continental from 2003 to 2018. He is President of Proval Consultores and member of the Board of Directors of Grupo Industrial Saltillo, Grupo Allen, Alpek, Axtel, Banco Banregio, Ovniver, Ragasa and Proeza. Former Chief Executive Officer of Sigma Alimentos, Akra, Petrocel-Temex and Polioles at Grupo Alfa, where he had a 26-year career. Current President of Fundación UANL and Advisor to Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, as well as Vice President of CONCAMIN. He has a Chemical Engineering Degree from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey and completed Senior Management studies at IPADE.

Director: Patrimonial

Participation in Committees:
Planning and Financial

Roberto Garza Velázquez

Board Member since 2001 and Vice-Chairman since 2019. Shareholder at Industria Carrocera San Roberto, S.A. de C.V., as well as Board Member of Grupo Index, Afirme Grupo Financiero, and AMANEC, A.C. He has been a member of the Grupo Autofin Monterrey Board of Directors since 2017.

Director: Patrimonial

Participation in Committees:
Planning and Financial,Executive

Luis Lauro González Barragán

Board Member since 2001. Chairman of the Board for UNIDOS and Grupo Logístico Intermodal Portuario. He also serves on the Boards of Terra Regia, Berel, CABAL, and Universidad de Monterrey. He served as Board Member at Procor.

Director: Patrimonial

Participation in Committees:
Planning and Financial

Bernardo González Barragán

Miembro del Consejo de Administración desde 2020 y consejero suplente desde 2019. Desde el 2011 ha sido profesor en la Universidad de Monterrey, en donde imparte las materias de Contabilidad y Finanzas. Anteriormente, colaboró como analista en el área de finanzas corporativas en Fitch Ratings cubriendo los sectores de “retail” y vivienda. Ha dado seguimiento puntual a la industria de bebidas no alcohólicas por más de 25 años. Cuenta con una maestría en Finanzas con especialidad en Economía y un MBA por el EGADE Business School. Obtuvo varias certificaciones en las áreas de Finanzas y Economía por la University of Edinburgh, London School of Economics and Political Science y University of Essex en Reino Unido. Es licenciado en Mercadotecnia por el Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

Director: Patrimonial

Participation in Committees:
Human Capital and Sustainability

Cynthia H. Grossman

Board Member since 2011. She was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Continental since 2000 and a Board Member since 1983.

Director: Patrimonial

Johnny Robinson Lindley Suárez

Board Member since 2018. He was CEO of Corporación Lindley from 2007 to 2014 and has ser ved as its Chairman of the Board since 2013. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Lindcorp since 2015. He holds a Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing, from Bentley College. He also graduated from the OPM program at Harvard Business School in 2016.

Director: Patrimonial

Ernesto López de Nigris

Board Member since 2001. Member of the Board of Directors of Grupo Industrial Saltillo, where he also served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Operations. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of Lorean Energy Group and is a member of the Advisory Board at Teléfonos de México, and regional consultant for Nafinsa and Grupo Financiero Banorte.

Director: Independent

Participation in Committees:
Human Capital and Sustainability,Audit and Corporate Practices

Miguel Ángel Rábago Vite

Board Member and Vice-Chairman since 2011. Former CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of Grupo Continental, where he also held several other positions during more than 35 years with the company. He is a Certifed Public Accountant and Auditor from the Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas.

Director: Patrimonial

Participation in Committees:
Human Capital and Sustainability,Planning and Financial,Executive

Alberto Sánchez Palazuelos

Board Member since 2011. He was President of Negromex, Grupo Novum, and Troy Grupo Industrial. He served on the Boards of BBVA Bancomer, Grupo Martí, Probursa, and Cityexpress Hotels, among others. He is currently President of ASP y Asociados, S.C. He serves on the Boards of Procorp and Inmobiliaria CADU, and is a member of the Advisor y Boards at Purdue University and Instituto de Empresas de Madrid.

Director: Patrimonial

Daniel H. Sayre

Board Member since 2018. Former President of the Western Europe and Japan Divisions at The Coca-Cola Company, and held several leadership positions at the Latin Center, Andean, and Mexico Divisions. He served on the Board of Directors of Grupo Continental from 2003 to 2006, and of Coca-Cola East Japan from 2012 to 2017. He has a Degree in Economics from Rice University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

Director: Independent

Armando Solbes Simón

Board Member since 2011. Former Board Member of Grupo Continental. He currently heads the Tampico Office of Banco Base, is an associate and member of the Management Committees at Bene Hospital del Centro Español de Tampico and Universidad IEST Anáhuac. He is also a member of the Regional Consulting Board of ITESM, Tampico Campus (ESTAC). He was Chairman of the Board and CEO at Central de Divisas Casa de Cambio for 23 years. He held several positions in the finance division of Grupo Cydsa, S.A.B. for eight years, and in external auditing services for Gossler, Navarro, Ceniceros y Cia. for three years.

Director: Independent

Participation in Committees:
Audit and Corporate Practices

Jesús Viejo González

Board Member since 2007. He is Executive President of Trefilia Capital. Currently, he serves as Technical Secretary for the Consejo Nuevo León para la Planeación Estratégica and serves on the Boards of the Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM), the John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Center for International Development at Harvard, and Grupo Topaz. He was Vice-President of Economic Research for Emerging Markets at Goldman Sachs and Chief Economist at Grupo Alfa. He holds a Degree in Economics from ITESM, and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. He also holds a PhD in Economics from Boston University.

Director: Patrimonial

Participation in Committees:
Planning and Financial

Marcela Villarreal Fernández

Board Member since 2019. Former Board Member of Embotelladoras Arca from 2001 to 2010. Advisor at Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Research Project. Board Member of Sistema Axis and Argos, and President of the El Paso Museum of Art.

Director: Patrimonial

Participation in Committees:
Human Capital and Sustainability

Jaime Sanchez Fernandez

General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors since 2009.