OMA Relaunches Global Public Secondary Offering to Sell 60 Million OMA Shares
MEXICO CITY, July 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V.
(BMV:ICA) (NYSE:ICA), the largest infrastructure and construction company in
Mexico, and Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte,
S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA (Nasdaq:OMAB) (BMV:OMA), announced today that OMA
has relaunched the underwritten secondary public offering originally announced
on June 7, 2013, subject to market and other conditions. OMA has filed an
updated preliminary prospectus supplement with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission (SEC). OMA previously filed a registration statement and
prospectus with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission (Comisión
Nacional Bancaria y de Valores, or CNBV) and the Mexican Stock Exchange (Bolsa
Mexicana de Valores, S.A.B. de C.V., or BMV) relating to the offering.
Aeroinvest, S.A. de C.V. (Aeroinvest), ICA's indirect wholly owned subsidiary
and the sole selling shareholder, is offering 60,000,000 of OMA's Series B
shares, without par value, directly or in the form of American Depositary
Shares (ADSs). Each OMA ADS represents eight Series B shares.
A total of 60,000,000 of OMA's Series B shares (directly or in the form of
ADSs) will be offered for sale through the offering in Mexico and the offering
in the United States and elsewhere outside of Mexico. In addition, as part of
the offering, ICA's subsidiary Aeroinvest is granting the international
underwriters and the Mexican underwriters independent options to purchase up
to 9,000,000 additional Series B shares. The offered shares represent
approximately 17.25% of OMA's total capital stock.
All of the Series B shares and ADSs are being sold by Aeroinvest, which will
receive all the proceeds of the offering. OMA will not receive any proceeds
from the offering, and its total number of outstanding Series B shares will
not change as a result of the offering. Following the offering, ICA expects to
retain a significant participation and the controlling interest in OMA through
its ownership of OMA's Series BB shares.
BofA Merrill Lynch is the global coordinator and a joint bookrunner for the
international offering, and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., Santander
Investment Securities Inc., Barclays Capital Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
are joint bookrunners for the international offering. Merrill Lynch México,
S.A. de C.V., Casa de Bolsa, Casa de Bolsa BBVA Bancomer, S.A. de C.V., Grupo
Financiero BBVA Bancomer, and Casa de Bolsa Santander, S.A. de C.V., Grupo
Financiero Santander México, are joint bookrunners for the Mexican offering.
The international offering of Series B shares (directly or in the form of
ADSs) is being made in the United States and elsewhere outside of Mexico
pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form F-3 filed with
the SEC. The international offering of Series B shares (directly or in the
form of ADSs) will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and
accompanying prospectus, copies of which may be obtained by contacting BofA
Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, New York, 10038, Attn.: Prospectus
Department or by email at email@example.com. The concurrent
offering of Series B shares registered with the CNBV and listed for quotation
with the BMV is being made in Mexico, pursuant to a prospectus approved by the
CNBV. The Mexican prospectus is available at the internet sites of the BMV
(www.bmv.com.mx) and the CNBV (www.cnbv.gob.mx).
This release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an
offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or
other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful
prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such
state or other jurisdiction.
This press release contains various "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words
such as "will," "may," "could," "expect," "anticipate," "believes," "intends,"
"should," "plans," "estimates," "approximate," "guidance" and similar
expressions in this press release that predict or indicate future events and
trends and that do not report historical matters, although not all
forward-looking statements contains these words. Such forward-looking
statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and may differ
materially from actual results or events due to various factors, including
(with respect to ICA) material changes in the performance or terms of its
concessions, ability to obtain additional debt or equity financing on
attractive terms, developments in legal proceedings, economic and political
conditions and government policies in Mexico or elsewhere, inflation and
exchange rates, regulatory developments, and customer demand and competition;
and (with respect to OMA) governmental regulations governing airport
operations, airport concessions, and maximum rates, air traffic volumes, U.S.
and global economic activity, fuel prices, terrorist attacks, factors
affecting Mexican tourism, and tax claims asserted by municipalities. These
and other risk factors are set forth in ICA's and OMA's most recent filings on
Form 20-F and in any filings or submissions the companies have made with the
SEC subsequent to their most recent filings on Form 20-F. All forward-looking
statements are based on information available to ICA and OMA on the date
hereof, and neither ICA nor OMA assumes any obligation to update such
Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V., is Mexico's largest construction and
infrastructure operations company. ICA carries out large-scale civil and
industrial construction projects and operates a portfolio of long-term assets,
including airports, toll roads, water systems, and real estate. Founded in
1947, lCA is listed on the Mexican and New York Stock exchanges.
Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA, operates
13 international airports in nine states of central and northern Mexico. OMA's
airports serve Monterrey, Mexico's third largest metropolitan area, the
tourist destinations of Acapulco, Mazatlán, and Zihuatanejo, and nine other
regional centers and border cities. OMA also operates a hotel inside Terminal
2 of the Mexico City airport. OMA employs over 1,000 persons in order to offer
passengers and clients, airport and commercial services in facilities that
comply with all applicable international safety, security standards, and ISO
9001:2008. OMA's strategic shareholder members are ICA, Mexico's largest
construction and infrastructure operations company, and Aéroports de Paris
Management, subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris, the second largest European
airports operator. OMA is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange (OMA) and on
the NASDAQ Global Select Market (OMAB).
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In the United States:
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