Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: PAC; BMV: GAP) (“the Company” or “GAP”) announced that, in-line with the Company’s debt strategy, effective December 5, 2012, GAP received the first disbursement of a line of credit for the Guadalajara, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Hermosillo and Guanajuato airports for a total of Ps. 287.8 million, established with BBVA BANCOMER, with the objective of reducing the Company’s long-term financing cost by lowering the interest rate differentials by 15 basis points.
The main objective of the above-mentioned line of credit is to prepay, without penalty, the debt contracted with Banco Nacional de México (BANAMEX) during 2011, thereby reducing the interest rate, exclusively for debt contracted during 2011, from a differential of 135 basis points above the 91-day TIIE to a differential of 120 basis points above the same TIIE rate.
The line of credit for each airport, as well as the disbursement dates (that correspond to the disbursement dates of the 2011 credit agreement) are as follows:
(amounts are in millions of pesos)
Line of Credit
The most important terms of the credit contracts are the following:
91-day Tasa de Interés Interbancaria de
Equilibrio (TIIE) plus 120 basis points
Interest Payment Period
Amortization of principal and
Twenty-eight (28) equal and
consecutive quarterly payments,
beginning three (3) months after
Maturity of each disbursement
7 years after each disbursement
0.15% payable upon each
disbursement and for the value of
Without actual guarantees other
than cross guarantees between the
airports obtaining funding,
It is worth mentioning that, at the close of 3Q12, the remaining balance for funding obtained during the 2007-2012 period from financial institutions for capital investments committed pursuant to the Master Development Programs for the Company’s airports that obtained funding was Ps. 2,064.93 million. The Company has made timely capital and interest payments on all of these loans as well as for all of the other committed obligations of the Company.
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (GAP) operates 12 airports throughout Mexico’s Pacific region, including the major cities of Guadalajara and Tijuana, the four tourist destinations of Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, La Paz and Manzanillo, and six other mid-sized cities: Hermosillo, Guanajuato, Morelia, Aguascalientes, Mexicali and Los Mochis. In February 2006, GAP’s shares were listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “PAC” and on the Mexican Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “GAP”.
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In accordance with Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and article 42 of the “Ley del Mercado de Valores”, GAP has implemented a “whistleblower” program, which allows complainants to anonymously and confidentially report suspected activities that may involve criminal conduct or violations. The telephone number in Mexico, facilitated by a third party that is in charge of collecting these complaints, is 01-800-563-0047. The web site is http://www.lineadenuncia.org/gap. GAP’s Audit Committee will be notified of all complaints for immediate investigation.
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