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December 15, 2009 14:19 ET

Aeroports de Montreal Contributes to Boise du parc Marcel-Laurin Naturalization

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2009) - Aeroports de Montreal (ADM) is pleased to award a grant of $15,000 to the Comite Ecologique du Grand Montreal (CEGM) for restoration and naturalization of a section of Boise du parc Marcel-Laurin in the borough of Saint-Laurent.

"Our contribution is being made as part of our new tree policy, which seeks mainly to protect areas of high ecological value on the airport lands and to offset the environmental impacts of projects," said ADM President and CEO James C. Cherry.

ADM's participation in this project is aimed specifically at restoring the monarch butterfly habitat through seeding of native herbaceous plants (milkweed) to encourage monarch reproduction and feeding. It will also enable the remediation of original habitats that have been overrun by buckthorn (an invasive species). Tree and shrub planting will take place in the spring of 2010.

"Naturalization of the woodland is a priority. It is an urban oasis and an island of greenery offering myriad opportunities for Saint-Laurent's citizens to get close to nature," said Saint-Laurent Borough Mayor and City of Montreal Executive Committee Vice-President Alan DeSousa, adding: "We are delighted with Aeroports de Montreal's involvement."

The project will be implemented by the CEGM and includes the plants, materials as well as the cost for necessary human resources. Note that the CEGM received a Phenix environmental award in 2008 for its Parc Marcel-Laurin woodland conservation and naturalization program.

ADM is the local airport authority responsible for the management, operation and development of Montreal-Trudeau and Montreal-Mirabel international airports under terms of a lease entered into with Transport Canada in 1992. The Corporation employs some 600 persons at both airports and at head office. ADM has been certified ISO 14001 since 2000, and BOMA BESt certified since 2008.

For further information on the Tree policy and on Aeroports de Montreal and its operations, please visit our website at www.admtl.com.

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