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MONTERREY, MEXICO--(Marketwired - Mar 8, 2016) - Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. ("FEMSA") (
The shareholders approved the payment of a cash dividend in the amount of Ps. 8,355 million, consisting of Ps. 0.5208 per each Series "D" share and Ps. 0.4167 per each Series "B" share, which amounts to Ps. 2.5000 per "BD" Unit (
FEMSA is a leading company that participates in the beverage industry through Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world; 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. In the retail industry it participates with FEMSA Comercio, operating various small-format store chains including OXXO. Additionally, through its Strategic Businesses unit, it provides logistics, point-of-sale refrigeration solutions and plastics solutions to FEMSA's business units and third-party clients.