Aimia Announces $200 Million Senior Secured Notes Offering

MONTREAL, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ – Aimia Inc. (TSX: AIM) (“Aimia”)
announced today that it has agreed to issue to a syndicate of
underwriters for distribution to the public $200 million aggregate
principal amount of 4.35% Senior Secured Notes Series 5 due January 22,
2018 (the “Notes”). The Notes were priced at $997.81 per $1,000
principal amount, for an effective yield of 4.399% per annum if held to
maturity. The offering is expected to close on or about November 22,
2012, subject to customary closing conditions.

The syndicate of underwriters is led by CIBC World Markets Inc., RBC
Dominion Securities Inc. and TD Securities Inc.

The Notes will bear interest at the rate of 4.35% per annum and the
interest on the Notes will be payable semi-annually in arrears on
January 22 and July 22 of each year, commencing on January 22, 2013.
The Notes will be secured by certain present and future undertakings,
property and assets of Aimia and certain of its subsidiaries, and will
be direct secured debt obligations of Aimia ranking equally and pari
passu, including with respect to security interests, with all other
present and future unsubordinated indebtedness for borrowed money of
Aimia or Aimia Canada Inc., as the case may be.

The Notes have been assigned provisional credit ratings of BBB with a
stable trend by DBRS Limited and BBB- by Standard & Poors Ratings

Aimia intends to use approximately $88 million of the net proceeds of
the offering to finance the previously announced acquisition of an
additional 20% equity interest in Premier Loyalty & Marketing, S.A.P.I.
de C.V., owner and operator of Club Premier, Mexico’s leading coalition
loyalty program, and related fees and expenses, and to use the
remaining net proceeds of approximately $110 million for general
corporate purposes.

The Notes will be offered by way of a prospectus supplement to the
amended and restated base shelf prospectus dated April 8, 2011 filed
with the securities regulatory authorities in all provinces and
territories of Canada.


About Aimia

Aimia is a global leader in loyalty management. Aimia’s unique
capabilities include proven expertise in delivering proprietary loyalty
services, launching and managing coalition loyalty programs, creating
value through loyalty analytics and driving innovation in the emerging
digital and mobile spaces. Aimia owns and operates Aeroplan, Canada’s
premier coalition loyalty program and Nectar, the United Kingdom’s
largest coalition loyalty program. In addition, Aimia has majority
equity positions in Air Miles Middle East and Nectar Italia as well as
a minority position in Club Premier, Mexico’s leading coalition loyalty
program and Cardlytics, a US-based private company operating in
transaction-driven marketing for electronic banking.

Aimia is a Canadian public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange
(TSX: AIM) and has over 3,800 employees in more than 20 countries
around the world. For more information about Aimia, please visit

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Forward-looking statements are included in this news release. These
forward-looking statements are identified by the use of terms and
phrases such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”,
“intend”, “may”, “plan”, “predict”, “project”, “will”, “would”, and
similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions. Such
statements may involve but are not limited to comments with respect to
strategies, expectations, planned operations or future actions.

Forward-looking statements, by their nature, are based on assumptions
and are subject to important risks and uncertainties. Any forecasts or
forward-looking predictions or statements cannot be relied upon due to,
among other things, changing external events and general uncertainties
of the business and its corporate structure. Results indicated in
forward-looking statements may differ materially from actual results
for a number of reasons, including without limitation, dependency on
top accumulation partners and clients, conflicts of interest, greater
than expected redemptions for rewards, regulatory matters, retail
market/economic conditions, industry competition, Air Canada liquidity
issues, Air Canada or travel industry disruptions, airline industry
changes and increased airline costs, supply and capacity costs,
unfunded future redemption costs, failure to safeguard databases and
consumer privacy, changes to coalition loyalty programs, seasonal
nature of the business, other factors and prior performance, foreign
operations, legal proceedings, reliance on key personnel, labour
relations, pension liability, technological disruptions and inability
to use third party software, failure to protect intellectual property
rights, interest rate and currency fluctuations, leverage and
restrictive covenants in current and future indebtedness, uncertainty
of dividend payments, managing growth, credit ratings, as well as the
other factors identified in this news release and
throughout Aimia’s public disclosure record on file with the Canadian
securities regulatory authorities. The forward-looking statements
contained herein represent Aimia’s expectations as of November 19,
, and are subject to change after such date. However, Aimia
disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable
securities regulations.

The Notes have not been, nor will be, registered under the United States
Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws and
may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. persons
absent registration or applicable exemption from the registration
requirement of such Act and applicable state securities laws. This news
release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an
offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any
jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be
unlawful prior to qualification under the securities laws of any such




JoAnne Hayes 

Trish Moran

Download PDF Version