CELAYA, Mexico, Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrias Bachoco S.A.B. de C.V. ("Bachoco" or "the Company") (NYSE: IBA; BMV: Bachoco), Mexico's leading producer and processor of poultry and other food products, announced today that it reached an agreement to acquire from American Foods Group a Fully Cooked facility located in Oklahoma City, OK
The transaction is valued at approximately $11 million dollars. This acquisition comprises all the assets located in Oklahoma City, with a capacity to produce over 700,000 pounds per week, of fully cooked chicken products.
Rodolfo Ramos, Bachoco's Chief Executive Officer, stated:
"This is a strategic acquisition for our Company as we continue to streamline and improve the product mix in our U.S. operations. This means that we will be able to integrate other further processed customers into our sales mix and move out from the commodity market. This strategy is in line with our growth plans in the U.S."
The company expects to close the deal in February, 2016 through OK Foods subsidiary located in Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Industrias Bachoco is the leader in the Mexican poultry industry, and one of the largest poultry producers globally.
The Company was founded in 1952, and became a public Company in 1997, via a public offering of shares on the Mexican and The New York Stock Exchange. Bachoco is a vertically integrated Company headquartered in Celaya, Guanajuato located in Central Mexico. Its main business lines are: chicken, eggs, balanced feed, swine, and other products. Bachoco owns and manages more than a thousand facilities, organized in nine productive complexes and 64 distribution centers in Mexico, and a productive complex in the United States. Currently the Company employs more than 25,000 people. The Company is rated AAA (MEX), the highest rating awarded by Fitch Mexico, S.A. de C.V., and HR AAA which signals that the Company and the offering both have the highest credit quality by HR Ratings de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
The document contains certain information that could be considered forward looking statements concerning anticipated future events and performance of the Company. The statements reflect management's current beliefs based on information currently available and are not guarantees of future performance and are based on our estimates and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including those described in our Annual Information Form, which could cause our actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this document. Those risks and uncertainties include risks associated with ownership in the poultry industry, competition for investments within the poultry industry, shareholder liability, governmental regulation, and environmental matters. As a result, there can be no assurance that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Except as required by applicable law Industrias Bachoco, S.A.B. de C.V. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.
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