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Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (“Cinemark”) (NYSE: CNK), one of the largest motion picture exhibitors in the world, today announced that the Mexican Federal Competition Commission voted 3 to 2 to block the transaction pursuant to which Cinemark agreed to sell all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of Cinemark de Mexico S.A. de C.V. and its subsidiaries to Grupo Cinemex, S.A. de C.V. and Cadena Mexicana de Exhibicion, S.A. de C.V. (“Cinemex”).
Tim Warner, Cinemark’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are disappointed in today’s ruling and will continue to evaluate our alternatives. We hope to be able to address the Commission’s concerns in an appeal to the ruling. We will remain focused on operating the theatres and our Mexico team will continue to perform with the excellence it has shown in the past.”
About Cinemark Holdings, Inc.:
Cinemark is a leading domestic and international motion picture exhibitor, operating 504 theatres with 5,794 screens in 40 U.S. states, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and 10 other Latin American countries as of June 30, 2013.
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