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

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

February 03, 2010 09:00 ET

Coca-Cola FEMSA Places US$ 500 Million of Senior Notes in the U.S. Capital Markets

MEXICO CITY--(Marketwire - February 3, 2010) - 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 the placement of Senior Notes in the U.S. capital markets, marking its return to the dollar bond market since 1996.

On February 2, 2010, the Company successfully sold US$ 500 million of 10-year bonds at a yield of 4.689% (US Treasury + 105 basis points) with a coupon of 4.625%. This transaction is expected to settle on February 5, 2010.

The book was more than 6 times oversubscribed versus the initially announced size of US$ 400 million.

The proceeds will be used for debt refinancing and general corporate purposes.

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.

Ratio of KOF L to KOF = 10:1

Website: www.coca-colafemsa.com

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