OMA Annual Shareholders' Meeting Approves Ps. 1,200 Million Capital Reduction and Changes in the Board of Directors

MONTERREY, Mexico, April 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA (Nasdaq:OMAB) (BMV:OMA), announced that its Annual Shareholders' Meeting today approved the proposal to pay shareholders a capital reduction of Ps. 1,200 million, and appointed Diego Quintana Kawage as the chairman of the board of directors, among other decisions.

José Luis Guerrero Álvarez, the outgoing chairman, will continue to serve on the board. In addition, Elsa Beatriz García Bojorges, Ricardo Gutierrez Muñoz, and Carlos Guzmán Bofill were elected to the board. They replace Aaron Dychter Poltolarek, Fernando Flores y Pérez, and Cristina Gil White, who resigned from the board because of other professional commitments.

The new board of directors is made up of the following:

Director Position
Diego Quintana Kawage (*) Chairman and Director
Alonso Quintana Kawage (*) Director
Jacques Follain (*) Director
Loic Brïand (*) Alternate Director for Jacques Follain
José Luis Guerrero Álvarez Director
Luis Fernando Zárate Rocha Director
Sergio Fernando Montaño León Director
Elsa Beatriz García Bojorges Independent Director
Alberto Felipe Mulás Alonso Independent Director
Luis Guillermo Zazueta Domínguez Independent Director
Ricardo Gutiérrez Muñoz Independent Director
Carlos Guzmán Bofill Independent Director
* Designated by the Series BB shareholders

The Shareholders' Meeting also approved the designation of Elsa Beatriz García Bojorges as Chairman of the Audit Committee and Alberto Mulás Alonso as Chair of the Corporate Practices, Finance, Planning, and Sustainability Committee.

The capital reimbursement to shareholders will be paid in five installments. A first extraordinary payment of Ps. 400 million, or Ps. 1.00 per share, will be paid no later than June 28, 2013, against delivery of coupon 24. The remaining Ps. 800 million will be paid in four quarterly installments of Ps. 200 million (Ps. 0.50 per share) on or before the following dates: July 31, 2013, against delivery of coupon 25; October 31, 2013 against delivery of coupon 26; January 31, 2014 against delivery of coupon 27, and April 30, 2014, against delivery of coupon 28.

The Shareholders' Meeting expressed its appreciation of the leadership of José Luis Guerrero Álvarez, as well as the services of Aaron Dychter Poltolarek, Fernando Flores Pérez, and Cristina Gil White on the board.

The translation of the complete text of the resolutions approved by the Annual Shareholders' Meeting are available on the Investor Relations page of OMA's website (

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About OMA

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 engineering, procurement, and construction 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). For more information, please visit us at:

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