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FEMSA shareholders approved Ps.6,200M dividend

Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. held its Annual Ordinary General Shareholders Meeting wherethe shareholders approved the payment of a cash dividend in the amount of Ps. 6,200 million, consisting of Ps. 0.38648915 per each Series "D" share and Ps. 0.30919132 per each Series "B" share, which amounts to Ps. 1.855148 per "BD" Unit or Ps. 18.551480 per ADS (NYSE: FMX - News), and Ps. 1.545957 per "B" Unit (BMV: FEMSAUB.MX - News). The dividend payment will be split in two equal payments, payable on May 3, 2012 and November 6, 2012. In addition, the shareholders established the amount of Ps. 3,000 million as the maximum amount that could potentially be used for the Company's share repurchase program during 2012.