Bill Gates discloses 20 pct Coca Cola Femsa stake

LOS ANGELES Fri Aug 1, 2008 10:43pm BST

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LOS ANGELES Aug 1 (Reuters) - Bill Gates investment firm, Cascade Investment LLC, has a 20 percent stake in Coca Cola Femsa SAB de CV (KOFL.MX) (KOF.N), according to a filing on Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Cascade said in a separate filing that it was granted a waiver by the board of directors of Republic Services Inc (RSG.N) to buy up to 20 percent of its stock.

Cascade said it may use the waiver to buy additional shares of Republic's common stock. (Reporting by Nichola Groom)