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MONTERREY, Mexico, May 10, 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 details for the payment of the first of five capital reduction payments that were approved by its annual shareholders' meeting.
The Annual General Shareholders' Meeting on April 16, 2013 approved reduction of the company's capital by Ps. 1,200 million, by means of a reimbursement to shareholders to be paid in five installments.
The first extraordinary payment of Ps.400 million, or Ps.1.00 per share, will be paid on May 23, 2013, against delivery of coupon 24.
Payment will be made at the offices of the share depositary, S.D. Indeval, S.A. de C.V. (INDEVAL), Reforma No. 255, 3er. piso, Colonia Cuauhtémoc 06500, México, D.F. Mexico, on Monday-Friday from 9:30am to 1pm.
Payment will be made to shareholders registered in OMA's share registry maintained by INDEVAL, or to others who demonstrate their ownership of shares or certificates in accordance with Mexico's Securities Markets Law.
The record date for payment will be May 20, 2013, for both owners of shares as well as holders of American Depositary Shares (ADSs).
The remaining Ps. 800 million will be paid in four quarterly installments of Ps. 200 million, or 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.
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