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MONTERREY, Mexico, March 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA (Nasdaq:OMAB) (BMV:OMA), announces the successful placement of 10-year Notes and 28-day commercial paper in the Mexican market.
Ps. 1,500 million peso-denominated Notes (Certificados Bursátiles) due March 14, 2023 were placed at a fixed rate of 6.47%, with interest payable semi-annually. These Notes were sold on March 26. The Notes received a rating of mxAA+ from Standard & Poor's and AA+ (mex) from Fitch Ratings. OMA expects to use the proceeds of the Notes to prepay outstanding short-term credit lines and to finance Master Development Program investments at its 13 airports, as well as for strategic investments.
OMA also launched a commercial paper program of up to Ps. 200 million. Ps. 100 million in 28-day commercial paper (Papel Comercial) was placed on March 22, with a yield of 4.17%. This commercial paper program received a rating of mxA-1+ from Standard & Poor's and F1 from Fitch Ratings. The commercial paper will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes. OMA expects to renew outstanding commercial paper at each maturity.
This press release is for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase the Notes.
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