Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V. and Aimia Inc. Announce Closing of the Acquisition by Aimia of an Additional 20% Equity

    Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V. and Aimia Inc. Announce Closing of the
  Acquisition by Aimia of an Additional 20% Equity Participation in Premier
           Loyalty & Marketing, Owner and Operator of Club Premier

PR Newswire

MEXICO CITY and MONTREAL, Dec. 17, 2012

MEXICO CITY and MONTREAL, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Grupo Aeromexico
S.A.B. de C.V. ("Grupo Aeromexico" or "Aeromexico") and Aimia Inc. ("Aimia"),
announced today the successful closing of the previously announced acquisition
by Aimia from Aeromexico of an additional 20% equity participation in Premier
Loyalty & Marketing, S.A.P.I. de C.V. ("PLM"), owner and operator of Club
Premier, Mexico's leading coalition loyalty program, for US$88 million.

Grupo Aeromexico's and Aimia's equity participations in PLM now approximate
51% and 49%, respectively. Grupo Aeromexico and Aimia will continue their
close collaboration and support of PLM's management team in the execution of
their strategy to enable PLM to achieve its full potential as Mexico's leading
coalition loyalty program.

About Premier Loyalty & Marketing, S.A.P.I. de C.V.

Premier Loyalty & Marketing, S.A.P.I. de C.V. owns and operates Club Premier,
the first frequent flyer program established in Latin America and Mexico's
leading coalition loyalty program. The company's objective is to reward the
preference and loyalty of Club Premier's members through the accrual and
redemption of Premier Kilometers. Members earn Premier Kilometers for flying
with Aeromexico, Aeromexico Connect, SkyTeam airlines, and other airlines; for
using American Express and Banamex co-branded credit cards; from converting
loyalty currency issued by other premium credit cards into Premier Kilometers
or by purchasing a variety of goods or services from their favourite retailers
and service providers who are participating loyalty partners. While members
primarily redeem their Premier Kilometers for flights on Aeromexico and other
affiliated airlines, they can also exchange them for a wide variety of
catalogue and experiential rewards available through

About Grupo Aeromexico

Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are
engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger
loyalty programs. Its fleet includes Boeing 777, 767 and 737 aircraft and the
latest Embraer 145, 170 and 190 models. The carrier announced a major
expansion plan in 2011 to acquire 20 new and wholly owned aircraft including
ten Embraer 190 and ten Boeing 737-8 NG airplanes. Aeromexico will take
delivery of nine 787-8 Dreamliners over the next three years. Moreover, in
2012, Aeromexico announced the most significant fleet investment program in
Mexican aviation history: the acquisition of 100 new aircraft, including 90
Boeing 737 MAX and 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes.

Grupo Aeromexico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City
International Airport, and offers over 600 daily flights to different cities
in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and

Aeromexico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance
partnering 19 airlines: Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Europa, Air
France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech
Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean
Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM Romanian Air Transport, Vietnam
Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. SkyTeam offers all partner airline passengers a
large global network with more destinations and frequencies, and improved
connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem miles through the different
airline partners' loyalty programs and enjoy the benefits offered at SkyTeam's
520 VIP airport lounges around the world. SkyTeam offers its 537 million
annual passengers more than 14.900 daily flights to 993 destinations in 186

About Aimia

Aimia is a global leader in loyalty management. Aimia's unique capabilities
include proven expertise in delivering proprietary loyalty services, launching
and managing coalition loyalty programs, creating value through loyalty
analytics and driving innovation in the emerging digital and mobile spaces.
Aimia owns and operates Aeroplan, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program
and Nectar, the United Kingdom's largest coalition loyalty program. In
addition, Aimia has majority equity positions in Air Miles Middle East and
Nectar Italia as well as a minority position in Club Premier, Mexico's leading
coalition loyalty program and Cardlytics, a US-based private company operating
in transaction-driven marketing for electronic banking.

Aimia is a Canadian public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:
AIM) and has over 3,800 employees in more than 20 countries around the world.
For more information about Aimia, please visit

SOURCE Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V.

Contact: Grupo Aeromexico: Media, Carlos Torres, +52 (55) 9132 4128,; Analysts & Investors, Investor Relations, +52 (55)
9132 4257,; Aimia: Media, JoAnne Hayes,
+1-416-352-3706,; Analysts & Investors, Trish Moran,
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