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 (Comision 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 statements.
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).
CONTACT: ICA Victor Bravo, CFO firstname.lastname@example.org Gabriel de la Concha, CIO email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org +52 (55) 5272 9991 ext.3696 OMA Jose Luis Guerrero Cortes, CFO email@example.com +52 (81) 8625 4300 ext. 308 In the United States: Daniel Wilson, Zemi Communications +1 (212) 689 9560 firstname.lastname@example.orgSource:Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V.;Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V.