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Paul Hastings Represents International Underwriters in SEC-Registered Secondary Global Offering of OMAs Shares and ADRs

July 12, 2013

New York, NY – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, represented BofA Merill Lynch (Global Coordinator), BBVA, Santander, Barclays and Morgan Stanley as Joint Bookrunners in connection with the SEC registered secondary offering by Aeroinvest, S.A. de C.V. of shares of Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V. (OMA). OMA, which is listed on NASDAQ (OMAB) and the Mexican Stock Exchange (OMA), operates, maintains and develops 13 airports in Mexico, concentrated in the country’s central and northern regions, including Monterrey.  The shares and ADRs were sold by a subsidiary of ICA, the largest infrastructure company in Mexico.

The followon public offering, that was also registered in Mexico, consisted of the sale of approximately $230 million of Series B shares, directly and in the form of American Depositary Shares, of OMA.  The transaction was one of only a handful of international equity offerings that were able to be completed during the recent turbulence in the equity capital markets and was unusual in that it involved SEC registered American Depositary Shares.

Partners Michael L. Zuppone and Michael L. Fitzgerald led the Paul Hastings team, which also included international partner Arturo Carrillo, of counsel Steven Sandretto, associate Gonzalo Gutierrez and foreign associate Pablo Garza Sada.

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