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ICA Confirms Its Strategic Objectives in the Housing Sector

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MEXICO CITY, May 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:ICA) (NYSE:ICA), the largest infrastructure and construction company in Mexico, announced today that the Company had not reached an agreement on the previously-announced transaction with Servicios Corporativos Javer S.A.P.I. de C.V.

In this context, ICA confirmed its strategic focus in the construction and infrastructure development sectors. The Company will continue developing its current housing development projects, but does not expect to make any additional investments in the sector. The Company will also seek near-term opportunities to carry out transactions involving these assets that generate value.

Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. is Mexico's largest construction and infrastructure operations company. Founded in 1947, ICA's principal lines of business are civil and industrial construction and engineering; infrastructure operations, including airports, toll roads, and water systems; and homebuilding. For more information visit www.ica.com.mx/ir.

This press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements related to ICA that reflect ICA's current expectations or beliefs concerning future events. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and may differ materially from actual results or events due to important factors such as changes in general economic, business or political or other conditions in Mexico, Latin America or elsewhere, changes in capital markets in general that may affect policies or attitudes towards lending to Mexico or Mexican companies, changes in tax and other laws affecting ICA's businesses, increased costs, unanticipated increases in financing and other costs or the inability to obtain additional debt or equity financing on attractive terms and other factors set forth in ICA's most recent filing on Form 20-F and in any filing or submission ICA has made with the SEC subsequent to its most recent filing on Form 20-F. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to ICA on the date hereof, and ICA assumes no obligation to update such statements.

CONTACT: Iga Wolska iga.wolska@ica.mx Elena Garcia elena.garcia@ica.mx relacion.inversionistas@ica.mx (5255) 5272 9991 ext.3696 Gabriel de la Concha, CIO gabriel.delaconcha@ica.mx Victor Bravo, CFO victor.bravo@ica.mx In the United States: Daniel Wilson, Zemi Communications (1212) 689 9560 dbmwilson@zemi.com

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