Methanex Announces A 25% Dividend Increase and A New 5% Share Repurchase Program

Methanex Announces A 25% Dividend Increase and A New 5% Share Repurchase 
FOR: Methanex Corporation 
APRIL 29, 2014 
Methanex Announces A 25% Dividend Increase and A New 5% Share Repurchase
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 29, 2014) - Methanex
Corporation (the "Company") (TSX:MX)(NASDAQ:MEOH) announced today
that its Board of Directors has approved a 25 percent increase in its quarterly
dividend to shareholders, from US$0.20 per share to US$0.25 per share. The
increased dividend will apply to the dividend payable on June 30, 2014 to
holders of common shares of record on June 16, 2014. 
John Floren, President and CEO of Methanex commented, "This is the tenth
time that we have increased our dividend since its inception in 2002. The
increase to our regular dividend reflects our continued confidence in the
outlook for our business and the methanol industry." 
The Company is also pleased to announce today that its Board of Directors has
approved a Normal Course Issuer Bid ("NCIB"). The Company will
purchase for cancellation up to 4,826,197 common shares ("Shares"),
representing approximately 5% of the 96,523,956 shares issued and outstanding
shares as at April 29, 2014. 
John Floren, President and CEO of Methanex commented, "Our announcement of
a new share repurchase program, along with the increase in the dividend,
reflects our balanced approach to the utilization of cash and builds on our
long track record of returning excess cash to shareholders. Since 2000, we have
repurchased approximately 45% of the Company's shares. With approximately
$700 million of cash on hand at the end of the first quarter of 2014, we have
the financial strength and flexibility to meet our commitments for our Geismar
projects, pursue investment opportunities and continue to return excess cash to
Purchases pursuant to the NCIB will be made on the open market through the
facilities of NASDAQ pursuant to Rule 10b-18 under the U.S. Securities Exchange
Act of 1934. Notification of the NCIB has been provided to NASDAQ. 
Purchases under the program will commence on May 6, 2014. Purchases will be
made from time to time at the then current market price of the Company's
common shares as traded on NASDAQ and the common shares purchased will be
cancelled. Subject to certain exceptions for block purchases, daily repurchases
under the program will not exceed 25 percent of the Company's average
daily trading volume for the four week period preceding the date of purchase.
The Company has entered into an automatic securities purchase plan with its
broker in connection with purchases to be made under this program. 
Methanex is a Vancouver-based, publicly traded company and is the world's
largest producer and supplier of methanol to major international markets.
Methanex shares are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada
under the trading symbol "MX" and on the NASDAQ Global Market in the
United States under the trading symbol "MEOH". 
This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to us and
our industry. Statements that include the word "will", or other
comparable terminology and similar statements of a future or forward-looking
nature identify forward-looking statements. More particularly and without
limitation, any statements regarding the following are forward-looking
--  Methanex's ability to retain the financial strength and flexibility to 
complete its Geismar project, 
--  Methanex's ability to pursue additional investment opportunities, and 
--  Methanex's ability to continue to return excess cash to shareholders.  
We believe that we have a reasonable basis for making such forward-looking
statements. The forward-looking statements in this document are based on our
experience, our perception of trends, current conditions and expected future
developments as well as other factors. Certain material factors or assumptions
were applied in drawing the conclusions or making the forecasts or projections
that are included in these forward-looking statements, including, without
limitation, future expectations and assumptions concerning the following: 
--  the supply of, demand for, and price of methanol, methanol derivatives, 
natural gas, coal, oil and oil derivatives, 
--  operating rates of our facilities, 
--  operating costs including natural gas feedstock and logistics costs, 
capital costs, tax rates, cash flows, foreign exchange rates and 
interest rates, and 
--  global and regional economic activity (including industrial production 
However, forward-looking statements, by their nature, involve risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
contemplated by the forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties
primarily include those attendant with producing and marketing methanol and
successfully carrying out major capital expenditure projects in various
jurisdictions, including without limitation: 
--  conditions in the methanol and other industries including fluctuations 
in the supply, demand for and price of methanol and its derivatives, 
including demand for methanol for energy uses, 
--  the price of natural gas, coal, oil and oil derivatives, 
--  the ability to successfully carry out corporate initiatives and 
--  actions of competitors, suppliers and financial institutions, 
--  world-wide economic conditions, and 
--  other risks described in our 2013 Management's Discussion and Analysis 
and the First Quarter 2014 Management's Discussion and Analysis.  
Having in mind these and other factors, investors and other readers are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. They are
not a substitute for the exercise of one's own due diligence and judgment.
The outcomes anticipated in forward-looking statements may not occur and we do
not undertake to update forward-looking statements except as required by
applicable securities laws. 
Sandra Daycock
Director, Investor Relations
Methanex Corporation
604 661-2600 
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