Vitro Notifies of General Ordinary Shareholders Meeting

In compliance with the agreement reached by the Board of Directors of the company and according with the terms of Clauses Twelfth, Thirteenth, Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Seventeenth and others related of the Corporate By-Laws of the Company, first notice to the General Ordinary Shareholders Meeting is hereby issued to the Shareholders.

The meeting will be held at the "Gran Salon" of the "Club Industrial, A.C." located at "Ave. Parteaguas #698, Col. Loma Larga," in "San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon" at 11:00 hrs. on the 27th day of March of the year 2003.

The shareholders are hereby reminded that in accordance with the provision of article 129 of the "General Corporations Law" (Ley General de Sociedades Mercantiles) and article 78 of the "Stock Market Law of Mexico" (Ley del Mercado de Valores), in order to attend to and participate in the Shareholders Meeting, the Shareholders must be duly registered in the Company's Shareholders Registry Books and deposit the pertaining shares certificates either, in the office of the Secretary of the Board or in any Credit Institution of Mexico or in "S.D. Indeval, S.A. de C.V." Likewise, and in accordance with the foregoing provision, the shares certificates deposited in the "S.D. Indeval, S.A. de C.V., Instituto para el Deposito de Valores," the depositor shall provide to the office of the Secretary of the Board, a list with the names, corporate names of the shareholders and the amount of any share owned by every shareholder.

Likewise, and in accordance with the provisions of Article 27th of the Fiscal Federal Code (Codigo Fiscal de la Federacion) the Shareholders are hereby reminded that in order to register in such Book the Shareholders must present their Mexican Tax ID Number. To have access to this Meeting, the Shareholders or their legal representatives must obtain from the office of the secretary of the board directors of the Company, with at least 48 hours prior to the date of the Meeting, evidence of their registration as Shareholders and the amount of represented shares.

All documentation pertaining to each of the items in the Agenda including the forms for any party or stockholder broker interested in representing a shareholder at the Stockholders Meeting will be available at the social domicile of the Company.

The office of the Secretary of the Company is located at Ave. Ricardo Margain Zozaya 440, Col. Valle del Campestre in San Pedro Garza Garcia, N.L., Mexico.

Vitro, S.A. de C.V. (NYSE: VTO; BMV: VITROA), through its subsidiary companies, is one of the world's leading glass producers. Vitro is a major participant in three principal businesses: flat glass, glass containers, and glassware. Its subsidiaries serve multiple product markets, including construction and automotive glass; fiberglass; food and beverage, wine, liquor, cosmetics and pharmaceutical glass containers; glassware for commercial, industrial and retail uses; plastic and aluminum containers. Vitro also produces raw materials, and equipment and capital goods for industrial use. Founded in 1909 in Monterrey, Mexico-based Vitro has joint ventures with major world-class partners and industry leaders that provide its subsidiaries with access to international markets, distribution channels and state-of-the-art technology. Vitro's subsidiaries have facilities and distribution centers in seven countries, located in North, Central and South America, and Europe, and export to more than 70 countries worldwide.

600450 Vitro Notifies of General Ordinary Shareholders Meeting
Date: 17 March 2003

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