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AC reports Ebitda Growth of 5.3%

Monterrey, Mexico, February 18, 2015 Arca Continental, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: AC*) (“Arca Continental” or “AC”), the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and the third largest in the world, announced its results for the fourth quarter (“4Q14”) and full year (“FY14”) of 2014..

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- Net sales reached Ps. 16,200 million, 5.8% higher than 4Q13.
- EBITDA was Ps. 3,427 million with a 21.2% margin, 5.3% above the same quarter of last year.
- Net income grew 23.3% to Ps. 1,583 million with a 9.8% margin, up 140 basis points.

- Net sales reached Ps. 61,957 million representing a 2.6% increase.
- EBITDA was Ps. 13,644 million for a 22% margin, up 70 basis points.
- Net income increased 9% to Ps. 6,510 million at a margin of 10.5%, up 60 basis points.

“2014 will be remembered as a year in which we capitalized on our execution and management capabilities to face the changes in the Mexican beverage industry. We are committed to offering beverage options for all consumption occasions to our clients and consumers, serving different socioeconomic levels and ensuring their total satisfaction. Despite an economy with weak consumption levels, the strategies we implemented enabled us to deliver solid financial results for 2014, with net sales up 2.6%, and a 70-basis points EBITDA margin expansion. The experience and dedication of every member of the Arca Continental team made these results possible”, stated Francisco Garza Egloff, Chief Executive Officer of Arca Continental.

“2015 will surely bring new challenges that we will know how to face appropriately. Economic weakness, depreciation of currencies and increasing prices of some of our key raw materials will demand our discipline and excellence in execution throughout our operations,” he added.

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About Arca Continental

Arca Continental produces, distributes and sells non-alcoholic beverages under The Coca-Cola Company brand, as well as snacks under the brands of Bokados in Mexico, Inalecsa in Ecuador and Wise in the U.S. with an outstanding history spanning more than 85 years, Arca Continental is the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. Within its Coca-Cola franchise territory, the Company serves over 53 million consumers in Northern and Western Mexico, Ecuador and Northern Argentina. The Company’s shares trade on the Mexican Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "AC". For more information on Arca Continental, please visit or download the AC Investor iPad app.


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