July 02, 2009 16:45 ET

Groupe Aeroplan served with Motion for Authorization to Institute a Class Action

    MONTREAL, July 2  - Groupe Aeroplan Inc. has been served
today with a Motion for Authorization to Institute a Class Action and to
Obtain the Status of Representative in the Superior Court of Quebec.
    No class action has yet been filed. This Motion is the first procedural
step before any such action can be instituted. Petitioners seek court
permission to sue Aeroplan on behalf of program members in Canada to obtain
reinstatement of expired miles, reimbursement of any amounts already expended
by Aeroplan members to reinstate their expired miles, $50 in compensatory
damages and an undetermined amount in exemplary damages on behalf of each
class member, all in relation to changes made to the Aeroplan program
concerning accumulation and expiry of Aeroplan Miles as announced October
16th, 2006.
    Aeroplan is of the view that there are good grounds for opposing the
Motion for Authorization and will vigorously defend any class action, should
one be authorized by the court.

    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 international
services to retailers and their suppliers.
    For more information about Groupe Aeroplan, please visit
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