MEXICO CITY, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR; BMV: ASUR) ("ASUR" or the "Company"), a leading international airport group with operations in Mexico, the U.S. and Colombia, today announced that in compliance with Article 54 of the General Regulations Applicable to Securities Issuers it provides clarification to this note sent to the Company by the Mexican Stock Exchange: "Aberdeen Asset Management, which holds an ownership stake of 14.44% in the Series B shares of ASUR, aims to eliminate two of the elements that make up the core fiber of the company: the Technical Assistance and Technology Transfer Agreement and the existence of two share classes with different voting rights. The subsidiary of British Standard Life Aberdeen seeks that the Board of Directors of ASUR convenes an extraordinary shareholders' meeting to put to the vote the modifications, since it considers the current structure is no longer adequate."
ASUR reports that Aberdeen has not complied with the formal requirements to request that an Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting be convened. ASUR does not have, nor will it have any further comments on the matter until Aberdeen meets those requirements.
Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (ASUR) is a leading international airport operator with a portfolio of concessions to operate, maintain and develop 16 airports in the Americas. This comprises nine airports in southeast Mexico, including Cancun Airport, the most important tourist destination in Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America, and six airports in northern Colombia, including Medellin international airport (Rio Negro), the second busiest in Colombia. ASUR is also a 60% JV partner in Aerostar Airport Holdings, LLC, operator of the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport serving the capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan. San Juan's Airport is the island's primary gateway for international and mainland-US destinations and was the first, and currently the only major airport in the US to have successfully completed a public–private partnership under the FAA Pilot Program. Headquartered in Mexico, ASUR is listed both on the Mexican Bolsa, where it trades under the symbol ASUR, and on the NYSE in the U.S., where it trades under the symbol ASR. One ADS represents ten (10) series B shares. ASUR is one of the top four emerging market companies in the transportation and transportation infrastructure sector included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index (DJSI EM). For more information, visit www.asur.com.mx
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