ICA Receives Additional Payment of US$ 147 Million for the La Yesca Hydroelectric Project

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| Source: Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V.

MEXICO CITY, Dec. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:ICA) (NYSE:ICA), the largest infrastructure and construction company in Mexico, announced today receipt of an additional US$ 147 million for the La Yesca hydroelectric project.

ICA delivered the 750 MW hydroelectric project, formally known as the La Yesca "Ing. Alfredo Elias Ayub" Hydroelectric Project, to the Federal Electricity Commission in 2012. The additional payment represents partial settlement for additional work undertaken on the project. The parties continue to reconcile the total value of additional work, as part of the finalization of the contract. The payments were used in their entirety to pay short-term project debt.

This press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements related to ICA that reflect ICA's current expectations or beliefs concerning future events. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and may differ materially from actual results or events due to important factors such as changes in general economic, business or political or other conditions in Mexico, Latin America or elsewhere, changes in capital markets in general that may affect policies or attitudes towards lending to Mexico or Mexican companies, changes in tax and other laws affecting ICA's businesses, increased costs, unanticipated increases in financing and other costs or the inability to obtain additional debt or equity financing on attractive terms and other factors set forth in ICA's most recent filing on Form 20-F and in any filing or submission ICA has made with the SEC subsequent to its most recent filing on Form 20-F. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to ICA on the date hereof, and ICA assumes no obligation to update such statements.

Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. is Mexico's largest infrastructure company. ICA carries out large-scale civil and industrial construction projects and operates a portfolio of long-term assets, including airports, toll roads, water systems, and real estate. Founded in 1947, lCA is listed on the Mexican and New York Stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.ica.com.mx/ir

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