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TV Azteca Announces Advance Payment of US$197.5 Million of Debt

—With the payment, the company completely amortizes its US$300 million senior notes due in 2018—

—The transaction reflects solid financial results and further strengthens the capital structure of TV Azteca—

MEXICO CITY, July 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TV Azteca, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:AZTECACPO) (Latibex:XTZA), one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world, announced today that it will pay in advance on August 21, US$197.5 million of its US$300 million, with a coupon of 7.5% and due in 2018, at a call price of 100%. The prepayment will be made with the company´s cash and peso-denominated debt.

The transaction announced today is added to the cancellation for US$42.4 million, of the same senior notes, carried out in March, and the anticipated payment of US$60 million on July 14. With this transaction, the company completely redeems its US$300 million senior notes.

“The anticipated payment is carried out within the framework of positive financial results and dynamic operations, and reflects the company's firm strategy of reducing the total amount of its dollar-denominated debt and further strengthening its capital structure," commented Esteban Galíndez, CFO of TV Azteca.

Company Profile

TV Azteca is one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world, operating three national television networks in Mexico, Azteca Trece, Azteca 7 and Proyecto 40, through more than 300 owned and operated stations across the country.  TV Azteca affiliates include Azteca America, a broadcast television network focused on the rapidly growing U.S. Hispanic market, and Azteca Web, an Internet company for North American Spanish speakers.

TV Azteca is a Grupo Salinas company (, a group of dynamic, fast-growing, and technologically advanced companies focused on creating shareholder value, contributing to build the middle class of the countries in which they operate and improving society through excellence. Created by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas (, Grupo Salinas operates as a management development and decision forum for the top leaders of member companies. The companies include TV Azteca (;, Azteca America (, Grupo Elektra (, Banco Azteca (, Advance America (, Afore Azteca (, Seguros Azteca (, Totalplay ( and Enlace TP ( Each of the Grupo Salinas companies operates independently, with its own management, board of directors and shareholders. Grupo Salinas has no equity holdings. However, the member companies share a common vision, values and strategies for achieving rapid growth, superior results and world-class performance.

Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.  Other risks that may affect TV Azteca and its subsidiaries are identified in documents sent to securities authorities.

Investor Relations:

Bruno Rangel
Grupo Salinas
Tel. +52 (55) 1720-9167

Rolando Villarreal
TV Azteca, S.A.B. de C.V.
Tel. +52 (55) 1720-9167

Press Relations

Luciano Pascoe
Grupo Salinas
Tel. +52 (55) 1720-1313 ext. 36553

Daniel McCosh
Grupo Salinas
Tel. +52 (55) 1720-0059

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