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AC reports revenue growth of 16.6% with EBITDA up 16.8% in 1Q17

Monterrey, Mexico, April 28, 2017 – Arca Continental, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: AC*) (“Arca Continental” or “AC”), the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America, announced today its results for the first quarter of 2017 (“1Q17”).

Financial Highlights 1T17

- Net sales reached Ps. 24,802 million, 16.6% higher than in 1Q16.
- • EBITDA was Ps. 5,002 million, representing a margin of 20.2%, 16.8% higher than 1Q16.
- Net income declined by 7.6% to Ps. 1,729 million for a margin of 7%.


“In the first quarter of the year we continued to deliver solid results, with top line growth of 16.6% and EBITDA up 16.8%, thanks to our ability to evolve through innovation in our market execution initiatives, as well as adapt efficiently to climates of economic volatility, always committed to our philosophy of satisfying the needs of our clients and consumers to continue delivering positive results”, commented Francisco Garza Egloff, Chief Executive Officer of Arca Continental.

"As such, on April 1st we closed the transaction to become the first Latin American bottler to operate a Coca-Cola franchise in the U.S., in the state of Texas and parts of Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arkansas, which will expand our geographic footprint in the American continent and give us access to a potential market of 30 million consumers, allowing us to reach a third of our sales in dollars to further strengthen our financial position”, 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 91 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 118 million consumers in Northern and Western Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Northern Argentina and the Southwest region of the U.S. The Company’s shares trade on the Mexican Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "AC". For more information on Arca Continental, please visit

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