Vitro Automotive and Industria del Alcali are acknowledged by the Great Place to Work Institute in Northeastern Mexico

San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, November 21th, 2012 – Vitro S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: VITROA), leading glass manufacturer in Mexico, reports that its subsidiaries Vitro Automotive and Industria del Alcali were included in the second annual edition of the Great Place to Work® 2012 Northeastern Region ranking, prepared by the Great Place To Work Institute (GPTWI).These distinctions were awarded at a ceremony held on November 15th at the Cintermex Convention Center in the City of Monterrey, to the 33 companies that offer the best working conditions for their employees in the States of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas.For Vitro Automotive, this is the second consecutive year that it is placed within the list, in the category for companies with more than 1,000 employees.“The positive results in assessments such as those conducted by GPTWI reflect the trust and commitment between Vitro and its personnel.

This motivates us to continue working to maintain the highest standards of quality of life for our people”, said Angel Martinez Cantu, Human Resources Manager of Vitro Automotive.

In addition to its role as benchmark in the industry, the GPTWI ranking contributes to consolidate companies’ business results.

“There is no doubt that a good working environment reflects in higher productivity and greater commitment of our employees”, said Francisco Rodriguez Gonzalez, Human Resources Director at the Float Glass business unit of Vitro.

Meanwhile, Industria del Alcali joined the list for the first time this year in the less than 1,000 employees category, earning the distinction.

“This recognition is for everyone who works here; together we create a healthy, pleasant, and harmonious environment. It also confirms Vitro´s philosophy as a Socially Responsible Company, with its employees as well as spreading a positive influence in the community” said Victor Garcia Duran, Human Resources and Quality Manager of Industria del Alcali.

Vitro´s representatives agree on the importance of the participation of each employee in achieving the highest quality of life standards.

“We deeply appreciate the support and trust of our people, their commitment enables that best labor practices are a reality in Vitro, added Alfonso Gomez Tamez, Human Resources and Quality Manager at the Glass Container business unit of Vitro.

The Great Place to Work Institute produces annual lists of the best places to work in more than 40 countries around the world –including the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, among others. The GPTWI evaluation is made based on the results of a survey undertaken amongst the Company´s employees, as well as an analysis of the practices and policies linked to their human capital administration. They evaluate credibility, respect, impartiality, as well as pride and workplace solidarity.

600450 Vitro Automotive and Industria del Alcali are acknowledged by the Great Place to Work Institute in Northeastern Mexico
Date: 26 November 2012

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