In compliance with current reporting requirements, Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana S.A. (Grupo Sura) hereby announces that today its subsidiary Grupo Sura Finance signed a loan agreement in the amount of USD 540 million with Bank of America, N.A.; JPMorgan Chase, N.A.; y Merril Lynch, Pierce and Fenner & Smith Incorporated. Grupo Sura served as guarantor for this operation. Using the funds thus obtained an intercompany loan agreement shall be drawn up in which Grupo Sura shall act as borrower, in accordance with currently applicable legislation.