For more than a century, the FEMSA Board of Directors has guided our company's dynamic growth according to the highest standards of corporate governance. We are committed to the quality, objectivity, and integrity of our disclosure policies, and adhere to best corporate governance practices. We comply with the standards set forth in the Mexican Securities Law and the applicable provisions of the United States' Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Furthermore, we were among the first industry leaders to embrace the Code of Best Corporate Governance Practices, established by the Mexican Entrepreneurial Council.

We work to ensure that our company promotes financial transparency, accountability, and high ethical standards at all times. Our responsible principles of corporate governance provide a framework for our company to sustainably build our business—delivering the results our shareholders, consumers, employees, and other stakeholders expect from FEMSA.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible for (1) reviewing the accuracy and integrity of quarterly and annual financial statements in accordance with accounting, internal control and auditing requirements. (2) The appointment, compensation, retention, and oversight of the independent auditor, who reports directly to the Audit Committee, and (3) identifying and following up on contingencies and legal proceedings. The Audit Committee has implemented procedures for receiving, retaining, and addressing complaints regarding accounting, internal control, and auditing matters, including the submission of confidential, anonymous complaints from employees regarding questionable accounting or auditing matters. To carry out its duties, the Audit Committee may hire independent counsel and other advisors. As necessary, the company compensates the independent auditor and any outside advisor hired by the Audit Committee and provides funding for ordinary administrative expenses incurred by the Audit Committee in the course of its duties. The Chairman of the Audit Committee is José Manuel Canal Hernando. Members include financial experts: Francisco Zambrano Rodriguez, Alfonso González Migoya, and Ernesto Cruz Velázquez de León—all of them independent directors as required by the Mexican Securities Law and applicable New York Stock Exchange listing standards. The Secretary (non-member) of the Audit Committee is José González Ornelas.

Corporate Practices Committee

The Corporate Practices Committee is responsible for preventing or reducing the risk of performing operations that could damage the value of our company or that could benefit a particular group of shareholders. The committee may call a shareholders' meeting and include matters on the agenda for that meeting that may deem appropriate. They are also responsible for the approval of policies for the use of the company's assets or related party transactions, the approval of the compensation of the chief executive officer's and relevant officers, and support our board of directors in the elaboration of reports on accounting practices. The Chairman of the Corporate Practices Committee is Helmut Paul. Additional members include: Robert E. Denham and Ricardo Saldívar Escajadillo. Each member of the Corporate Practices Committee is an independent director, as required by the Mexican Securities Law. The Secretary (non-member) of the Corporate Practices Committee is Alfonso Garza Garza.

Finance and Planning Committee

The Finance and Planning Committee's responsibilities include (1) evaluating the investment and financing policies proposed by the Chief Executive Officer, and (2) evaluating risk factors to which the corporation is exposed, as well its management policies. The current Finance and Planning Committee members are Ricardo Guajardo Touché (chairman), Federico Reyes García, Robert E. Denham, Francisco Javier Fernández Carbajal and Alfredo Livas Cantú. Javier Astaburuaga Sanjines is the appointed secretary (non-member) of this committee.

For more information on how our corporate governance practices differ from those followed by United States companies under NYSE listing standards, please refer to the Corporate Governance section of our website:

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