Advantex Marketing International Inc.

Advantex Marketing International Inc.

January 28, 2015 16:05 ET

Advantex Adapts to New Economic Realities

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 28, 2015) - Advantex Marketing International Inc. (CSE:ADX), a specialist in marketing loyalty-reward programs, is taking a number of pre-emptive measures in response to recent developments in the Canadian marketplace.

"We consider it prudent to take a conservative view of consumer spending for at least the next 12 months, given the precipitous drop in the oil price and forecasts of slowing growth in the overall economy during 2015," Kelly Ambrose, Advantex's president and CEO, said.

The challenges facing many of Advantex's merchants as well as recent moves by several multinational retail chains to scale back their Canadian operations have underlined the need for a cautious approach, Mr Ambrose added.

Accordingly, Advantex is reducing its workforce by roughly 10 per cent, and implementing a modest pay cut across the entire company. These measures are expected to yield annual cost savings of about $1.5 million.

"I sincerely regret the disruption that these adjustments will cause to our loyal and valued team of employees," Mr Ambrose said. "However, by adjusting our business model in a timely manner to the new economic realities, we are securing Advantex's long-term growth and financial well-being for the benefit of all our stakeholders."

About Advantex:

Advantex provides specialized marketing programs that enable members of affinity groups to earn frequent-flyer miles and other loyalty rewards through purchases at participating merchants.

Through our partnerships with Aeroplan, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto-Dominion Bank and Caesars Entertainment, we have contractual access to millions of consumers with above-average personal and household income. We also have partnerships with about 1,700 merchants in Canada and the US.

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