Monterrey, Mexico, March 30, 2012 - Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. ("FEMSA" or "the Company") today presented its 2011 quarterly and full year financial information under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The purpose of this exercise is to provide investors and other market participants with a set of quarterly and full year information reflecting the application of International Financial Reporting Standards. This data set will also constitute a comparable basis for future reporting periods.
The information presented here is non-audited, however it is based on the audited results reported for the year ended December 31, 2011 under Mexican Financial Reporting Standards and has been converted to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). For more details refer to the notes to the financial statements for 2011 contained in the annual report of FEMSA.
The transition date from Mexican Financial Reporting Standards to IFRS for the Company is January 1, 2011 and the Company applied the provisions of IFRS 1 "first time adoption" in the presentation of financial information. The adoption date is January 1, 2012.
To obtain the full text of this earnings release, please visit our Investor Relations website a
www.femsa.com/investor under the Financial Reports section
This report may contain certain forward-looking statements concerning our future performance that should be considered as good faith estimates made by us. These forward-looking statements reflect management's expectations and are based upon currently available data. Actual results are subject to future events and uncertainties, which could materially impact our actual performance.
FEMSA is a leading company that participates in the non-alcoholic beverage industry through Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world in terms of sales volume; in the retail industry through FEMSA Comercio, operating the largest and fastest-growing chain of convenience 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.