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Board of Directors

The solid ethical basis of Arca Continental’s Board of Directors is founded on guidelines for Corporate Governance, Risk Control and Social Responsibility. The current members of the Board of Directors are:

Manuel L. Barragán Morales

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental and of Embotelladoras Arca since 2005 and a member of the Board of Directors since 2001. Mr. Barragán Morales is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Index. He has also been a member of the Boards of Directors of Procor, Banco Regional del Norte and Papas y Fritos Monterrey, and an executive at a financial institution for 15 years.

Adviser: Patrimonial

Guillermo Alveláis Destarac

Member of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental since 2009

Adviser: Related

Participation in Committees:
Planning

Luis Arizpe Jiménez

Vice President of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental since 2011. Mr. Arizpe Jiménez had been Vice President of the Board of Directors of Embotelladoras Arca since 2008. He is Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Saltillo Kapital and Hotel Camino Real Saltillo, a member of the Boards of Directors of Grupo Industrial Saltillo and Grupo Financiero Banorte, Chairman of the Mexican Red Cross in Saltillo, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Monterrey Tech, Campus Saltillo, and Chairman of Consejo Cívico y de las Instituciones de Coahuila. He is also President of the Offering Committee of the Saltillo Diocese and Vice President of COPA RMEX , Southeast Coahuila.

Adviser: Patrimonial

Participation in Committees:
Planning

Alejandro José Arizpe Narro

Member of the Board of Directors of Embotelladoras Arca, from 2008 to 2010. He has a bachelor degree from ITESM as Biochemical Engineer. CEO of Food Products YUL up to 2008 and currently of the companies Desarrollos Zendo and “Elemento cero ediciones”. He is a member of COCEEPA (State Citizen's Council for Ecological Equilibrium and Environmental Protection of Coahuila), a counselor of CONALEP and of PRONATURA.

Adviser: Independent

Juan Manuel Barragán Treviño

Member of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental since 2011. Mr. Barragán Treviño had been a member of the Board of Directors of Embotelladoras Arca since 2009.

Adviser: Patrimonial

Participation in Committees:
Human Capital and Sustainability

Luis Lauro González Barragán

Member of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental and Embotelladoras Arca since 2001. Mr. González Barragán is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Logístico Intermodal Portuaria, a member of the Boards of Directors of Grupo Index, Berel and CABAL, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Universidad de Monterrey. He was Director of Procor.

Adviser: Patrimonial

Participation in Committees:
Planning

Felipe Cortés Font

Member of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental since 2013. Founding Partner of Auric. Mr. Cortes worked for over 28 years in Grupo Alfa, in the areas M&A, co-investments and project development. He later became CEO of Hylsamex for 8 years, leading the Petrochemical sector. He has served as Board member of several Mexican and international companies in Mexico. Vicepresident of Canacintra. President of Canacero, Centro de Productividad of Nuevo Leon and Instituto Latinoamericano del Hierro y del Acero. Mr Cortes holds a BS degree from MIT and studies in Columbia University and University of Chicago.

Adviser: Independent

Participation in Committees:
Audit and Corporate Practices

Alejandro M. Elizondo Barragán

Member of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental and Embotelladoras Arca since 2004. Mr. Elizondo Barragán is Senior Vice President of Business Development of Alfa. He has occupied diverse positions in Alfa’s corporate area and steel and petrochemical divisions for more than 37 years. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of Banco Regional de Monterrey, Nemak, Indelpro, Polioles and Alestra.

Adviser: Patrimonial

Participation in Committees:
Planning

Juan Carlos Correa Ballesteros

Miembro del Consejo, del Comité Ejecutivo, y del Comité de Capital Humano, de Arca Continental Sudamérica desde 2010. Trabajo durante 14 años en Ecuador Bottling Company, embotellador de Coca-Cola para Ecuador, ocupando varios cargos. Los últimos 3 años como VicePresidente Corporativo del embotellador. Actualmente es asesor para CORMA GROUP Family Office. Posee un MBA en Finanzas de la Universidad de Miami.

Adviser: Related

Participation in Committees:
Human Capital and Sustainability

Tomás Alberto Fernández García

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental and Embotelladoras Arca since 2007 and a member of the Board of Directors since 2005. Mr. Fernández García is CEO of Grupo Mercantil de Chihuahua.

Adviser: Related

Participation in Committees:
Human Capital and Sustainability,Planning

Ulrich Guillermo Fiehn Rice

Member of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental since 2011. Mr. Fiehn Rice is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alto Espacio Residencial. He previously occupied diverse positions in Corporate Finance at Cemex and was a financial risk analyst at Vector Casa de Bolsa.

Adviser: Independent

Participation in Committees:
Audit and Corporate Practices

Roberto Garza Velázquez

Member of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental since 2010. CEO of Industria Correcera del Norte, S.A. de C.V.. and Director of Grupo Index and Banca Afirme.

Adviser: Related

Participation in Committees:
Planning

Cynthia H. Grossman

Member of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental since 2011. Ms. Grossman had been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Continental since 2000 and a member of the Board of Directors since 1983.

Adviser: Patrimonial

Alberto Sánchez Palazuelos

Member of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental since 2011. He was Board member of BBVA Bancomer, Grupo Martí, Probursa, Cityexpress Hotels, and other several companies. Currently, he is Chairman of ASP y Asociados, S.C. and Board member in the Advisory Board of Purdue University.

Adviser: Related

Ernesto López de Nigris

Member of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental and Embotelladoras Arca since 2001. Mr. López de Nigris is a member of the Consulting Council of Telmex and of the Board of Directors of Grupo Industrial Saltillo. He was Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Vice President of Operations of Grupo Industrial Saltillo.

Adviser: Independent

Participation in Committees:
Human Capital and Sustainability

Miguel Ángel Rábago Vite

Associate Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental since 2011. Mr. Rábago Vite was previously CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Grupo Continental and occupied diverse positions in that company for more than 35 years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Accounting and Auditing from Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas.

Adviser: Related

Participation in Committees:
Human Capital and Sustainability,Planning

José Roberto Gavilano Ramírez

Miembro del Consejo de Administración de Arca Continental desde 2016. Trabajó como Gerente Corporativo de Desarrollo de Negocios de Breca, uno de los principales grupos empresariales de Perú. Anteriormente, trabajó en JPMorgan en Nueva York en el departamento de fusiones y adquisiciones para América Latina, donde se desempeñó como Director Ejecutivo. Ha sido miembro del consejo de Corporación Lindley S.A. Obtuvo su título B.A. cum laude en Economía en la Universidad de Harvard.

Adviser: Independent

Jorge Humberto Santos Reyna

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental and Embotelladoras Arca since 2007 and a Director since 2001. Mr. Santos Reyna is Chief Executive Officer of Grupo San Barr and Treasurer of Asociación de Engordadores de Ganado Bovino del Noreste. He is also a member of the Boards of Directors of Banco Regional de Monterrey and of the Mexican Red Cross in Monterrey. He was a member of the Boards of Directors of Procor, CAIN TRA Nuevo León and Papas y Fritos Monterrey. He was Vice President of Confederación USEM and Chairman of the Board of USEM Monterrey.

Adviser: Related

Participation in Committees:
Human Capital and Sustainability

Armando Solbes Simón

Member of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental since 2011. Mr. Solbes Simón was a member of the Board of Directors of Grupo Continental, Director of the Tampico Office of Banco Base and an Associate and Member of the Boards of Trustees of the Bene Hospital of the Centro Español in Tampico and of Universidad I.E.S.T. Anáhuac. He is a member of the Regional Advisory Boards of BBVA Bancomer and of the Monterrey Tech, Campus Tampico. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Central de Divisas Casa de Cambio for 23 years and served in the Auditing Department of Gossler, Navarro, Ceniceros y Cía. for three years and in the corporate finance area of Grupo Cydsa for eight years.

Adviser: Independent

Participation in Committees:
Audit and Corporate Practices

Jesús Viejo González

Member of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental and Embotelladoras Arca since 2007. Mr. Viejo González is Executive President of Grupo CONVEX . He is also a Member of the Boards of Directors of several institutions, including CAINTRA, UDEM, Filantrofilia, Pronatura Noreste and Club Harvard de Monterrey. He was Vice President of Economic Research for Emerging Markets at Goldman Sachs and Chief Economist of Alfa. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Monterrey Tech, a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard and a PhD in Economics from Boston University.

Adviser: Related

Participation in Committees:
Planning

Jaime Ignacio Echegaray Villegas

Member of the Board of Directors since 2017. He was IT director at Manpower México and Director of Information of The Coca-Cola Company for Latin America, a company from which he retired after 25 years of professional career. Member of Educational & Instructional Technology Association. At present, Mr. Echegaray is a consultant in the management of technology, innovation and logistics in the public and private sector.

Adviser: Related

Participation in Committees:
Planning

Jaime Sanchez Fernandez

General Counsel of Arca Continental and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Embotelladoras Arca and Arca Continental since 2009.

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