MEXICO CITY, MEXICO--(Marketwired - Jan 13, 2014) - Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: KOF) (NYSE: KOF) ("Coca-Cola FEMSA" or the "Company"), the largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world, announces the reopening of the U.S. dollar-denominated 10-year bonds and 30-year bonds that were placed on November 19, 2013 (the "Original Senior Notes") in the international capital markets.
The Company successfully reopened its bond issuance to increase the total principal amount to US$2.5 billion (in three tranches), placing an additional US$150 million for 10-year bonds at a yield of US Treasury +107 basis points, with a coupon of 3.875%; and an additional US$200 million for 30-year bonds at a yield of US Treasury +122 basis points, with a coupon of 5.250% (the "Additional Senior Notes"). The Company's 10-year bonds now have an aggregate principal amount of US$900 million and 30-year bonds now have an aggregate principal amount of US$600 million. The Additional Senior Notes have the same CUSIP and the same coupon as the respective Original Senior Notes.
The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, including partial debt refinancing.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase with respect to the Additional Senior Notes or other securities, nor shall there be any sales of the Additional Senior Notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or purchase would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any jurisdiction. The Additional Senior Notes have been issued pursuant to the Company's Registration Statement on Form F-3 (No. 333-187275) previously filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission"). The Registration Statement is effective. Copies of the applicable prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained when available by contacting Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at 800-831-9146; or by visiting the Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov.
Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. produces and distributes Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Del Valle, and other trademark beverages of The Coca-Cola Company in Mexico (a substantial part of central Mexico, including Mexico City, as well as southeast and northeast 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, the state of Paraná, part of the state of Goias, part of the state of Rio de Janeiro and part of the state of Minas Gerais), Argentina (federal capital of Buenos Aires and surrounding areas) and Philippines (nationwide), along with bottled water, juices, teas, isotonics, beer, and other beverages in some of these territories. The Company has 67 bottling facilities and serves 338 million consumers through more than 2,800,000 retailers with more than 120,000 employees worldwide.