February 27, 2009 05:09 ET

Groupe Aeroplan Inc. Files Preliminary Short Form Universal Base Shelf Prospectus For Up To $1 Billion Of Debt And Equity Securities

    DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/MONTREAL, Feb. 27  - Groupe Aeroplan Inc (TSX: AER) ("Groupe
Aeroplan") today announced that it has filed with the securities regulators in
each of the provinces and territories of Canada, a preliminary short form
universal base shelf prospectus for the issuance of up to $1.0 billion of
securities, which may consist of debentures, medium term notes, notes or other
types of debt securities, common shares, preferred shares and convertible
securities. These securities may be offered from time to time, during a
25-month period for which the short form base shelf prospectus remains valid.
The specific terms of any securities will be described in one or more shelf
prospectus supplements.
    This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale or any acceptance
of an offer to buy these securities in any province or territory of Canada in
which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to
qualification under securities laws of any such province or territory. The
securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under
the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities
laws and may not be offered, sold or delivered within the United States of
America and its territories and possessions except in certain transactions
exempt from such registration requirements. The preliminary short form base
shelf prospectus contains important information concerning these securities
and is available on SEDAR at

    About Groupe Aeroplan Inc.

    Groupe Aeroplan Inc. is a leading international loyalty management
corporation. Groupe Aeroplan owns Aeroplan, Canada's premier loyalty program
and Nectar, the United Kingdom's leading coalition loyalty program. In the
Gulf Region, Groupe Aeroplan owns 60 per cent of Rewards Management Middle
East, the operator of Air Miles programs in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar
and Bahrain. Groupe Aeroplan also operates LMG Insight & Communication, a
customer-driven insight and data analytics business offering worldwide
services to retailers and their suppliers.
    For more information about Groupe Aeroplan, please visit www.

Contact Information