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FEMSA Enters Drugstore Business in Mexico

FEMSA Enters Drugstore Business in Mexico 
MONTERREY, MEXICO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/09/12 --   Fomento Economico
("FEMSA") announced today that its retail subsidiary, FEMSA Comercio,
has agreed to acquire a 75% stake in Farmacias YZA, a leading
drugstore operator in Southeast Mexico, with the current shareholders
staying as partners with the remaining 25%. Headquartered in Merida,
Yucatan, Farmacias YZA currently operates 333 stores. 
FEMSA believes that it can contribute its significant expertise in
the development of small-box retail formats to what is already a
successful regional player in this industry. In turn, this
transaction opens a new avenue for growth for FEMSA Comercio. 
The transaction is pending customary regulatory approvals and is
expected to close in the first quarter of 2013. 
FEMSA is a leading company that participates in the beverage industry
through Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest bottler of Coca-Cola products in
the world; in the retail industry through FEMSA Comercio, operating
OXXO, the largest and fastest-growing chain of stores in Latin
America, and in the beer industry, through its ownership of the
second largest equity stake in Heineken, one of the world's leading
brewers with operations in over 70 countries. 
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