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Ebitda grew 6% to reach a 24% margin in 2Q14

Monterrey, Mexico, July 17, 2014 –Arca Continental, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: AC*) (“Arca Continental” or “AC”), the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and third-largest in the world, announced today its results for the second quarter of 2014 (“2Q14”).

Highlights _2Q14


- Net sales reached Ps. 15,958 million, 0.8% higher when compared to 2Q13.
- EBITDA was Ps. 3,824 million with a record margin of 24%, up 120 basis points versus 2Q13.
- Net Income increased 3.1% to Ps. 1,935 million with a 12.1% margin, 20 basis points higher.

-Net sales reached Ps. 29,328 million, representing an increase of 0.4%.
- EBITDA was Ps. 6,478 million with a margin of 22.1%, up 130 basis points versus 1H13.
- Net Income increased 4.4% to Ps. 3,097 million with a 10.6% margin, 40 basis points higher.

“The effort and passion to serve from all our team members, the constant market investment, as well as the targeted execution and actions that we have made in light of the new tax and low-consumption environment, have been key factors to continue strengthening our leadership position and deliver sound financial and operating results, despite the impact on our sales volumes in Mexico. Thanks to the ability to effectively manage our diverse product portfolio and maintain an efficient and competitive price architecture, EBITDA margin expanded 120 basis points, driven by cost and expense efficiencies strategies in Mexico and South America,” stated Francisco Garza Egloff, Chief Executive Officer of Arca Continental.

“These results reaffirm the competiveness that distinguishes our Company in all business areas and places us in a solid position to reach our long-term business objectives. Beginning in this quarter, the financial report reflect our participation in Tonicorp, in Ecuador, as part of our strategy of profitable and sustainable value creation”, he added.


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