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Banco Macro presents the “Eco Bikes” Program in the Province of Salta

Banco Macro presents the "Eco Bikes" Program in the Province of Salta

Salta, November 17, 2014. In line with its commitment towards the communities where it operates, Banco Macro presents the program "Eco Bikes" in the Province of Salta, whereby it will donate more than 200 bikes to the Municipalities of La Caldera, Cachi, and San Carlos. This is an initiative organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of the Province of Salta and the Majors of the referred districts, intended to foster sustainable tourism.

In bikes shall be delivered at an event held on Monday November 17 at 12:00 midday at Gral San Martín Miguel de Güemes street 199, La Caldera. The event shall be attended by the Governor of the Province of Salta, Mr. Juan Manuel Urtubey, the president of Banco Macro, Mr. Jorge Horacio Brito, the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mr. Mariano Ovejero and the major of La Caldera, Mr. Luis Mendaña.

Banco Macro plans to donate more than 1400 bikes in the frame of the "Eco Bicis" program, which is already implemented in Tilcara (Jujuy), and in the following months shall be implemented in El Carmen (Jujuy), Carlos Paz, La Falda and Villa Giardino (Córdoba), Maipú and Luján de Cuyo (Mendoza), Tigre and Tandil (Province of Buenos Aires), Posadas and San Ignacio (Misiones), Yerba Buena and Tafí del Valle (Tucumán) and Rosario (Santa Fe).

As in the case of cities worldwide that attract a high volume of tourists, a station shall be installed where bikes shall be available for use free of charge. This initiative has ten circuits that will allow getting around the city in a different manner.

Banco Macro shall donate bikes, helmets, safety locks, baskets, bike stations and parking lots, in the frame of a program that intends to foster healthy practices, improve life quality, promote the use of bikes as transportation means for citizens of these Municipalities, foster more efficient and less polluting transportation, promote physical activity and develop an activity for the whole family. All the donated goods have been purchased from suppliers from the Province of Salta.

Banco Marco works in light of its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy associated to the daily actions it conducts in the communities where it operates, aiming to be the most sustainable Bank at the federal level.

Banco Macro has 79% of its branches in the Argentine provinces. Currently it is present in 168 locations where, both in terms of branches and ATMs, the Bank is the single bank institutions.

Milagro Medrano
Institutional Relations Manager

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