SOURCE: Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V

October 27, 2009 09:00 ET

Coca-Cola FEMSA Announces 2009 Third-Quarter and First Nine Months Results

MEXICO CITY--(Marketwire - October 27, 2009) - Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: KOFL) (NYSE: KOF) ("Coca-Cola FEMSA" or the "Company"), the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world in terms of sales volume, announces results for the third quarter of 2009.

--  Total revenues reached Ps. 26,007 million in the third quarter of
    2009, an increase of 31.5% compared to the third quarter of 2008 driven by
    double-digit increases in every division.
--  Consolidated operating income grew 24.0% to Ps. 3,959 million for the
    third quarter of 2009, mainly driven by double-digit operating income
    growth recorded in our Latincentro and Mercosur divisions. Our operating
    margin was 15.2% in the third quarter of 2009.
--  Consolidated net controlling income increased 70.4% to Ps. 2,134
    million in the third quarter of 2009, mainly reflecting higher operating
    income, resulting in earnings per share of Ps. 1.16 in the third quarter of
    2009.
    

"Our company achieved another quarter of strong top- and bottom-line results, with our revenues up more than 30% and our operating income and EBITDA up 24%. Along with price increases implemented across our territories, our results reflected the strong growth of sparkling beverages in Mexico and the growth of still beverages in all of our divisions. During the quarter, we continued the integration of the Brisa water business in our Colombian operation. We also continued to benefit from our broad offering of beverage categories, which have helped us to reach consumers even under difficult economic conditions. As the economic environment has improved recently, our Company has taken advantage of our solid financial position to continue investing for the long term. This is exemplified by the development and deployment of new go-to-market models that will enable us to maximize our clients' revenue potential. In the process, we have delivered growing results and value for our shareholders while building a total beverage platform that will positively position us to capture growth in the coming years." said Carlos Salazar Lomelin, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

Our third-quarter 2009 Conference Call will be held on: October 27, 2009, at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time (10:00 A.M. Mexico City Time). To participate in the conference call, please dial: Domestic U.S.: 866-700-7477 or International: 617-213-8840. We invite investors to listen to the live audiocast of the conference call on the Company's website: www.coca-colafemsa.com.

If you are unable to participate live, an instant replay of the conference call will be available through November 3, 2009. To listen to the replay, please dial: Domestic U.S.: 888-286-8010 or International: 617-801-6888. Pass code: 56366733.

Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. produces and distributes Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Lift and other trademark beverages of The Coca-Cola Company in Mexico (a substantial part of central Mexico, including Mexico City and southeast Mexico), Guatemala (Guatemala City and surrounding areas), Nicaragua (nationwide), Costa Rica (nationwide), Panama (nationwide), Colombia (most of the country), Venezuela (nationwide), Brazil (greater São Paulo, Campiñas, Santos, the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, part of the state of Goias and part of the state of Minas Gerais) and Argentina (federal capital of Buenos Aires and surrounding areas), along with bottled water, beer and other beverages in some of these territories. The Company has 31 bottling facilities in Latin America and serves over 1,500,000 retailers in the region. The Coca-Cola Company owns a 31.6% equity interest in Coca-Cola FEMSA.

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