ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. Announces Final Results of its Substantial Issuer Bids for its Outstanding 4.25% Convertible Senior Notes and Preferred Shares



    MONTREAL, Jan. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. (ACE)
announced today the final results of its offers to directly or indirectly
purchase for cancellation all of its outstanding 4.25% Convertible Senior
Notes (the Notes) and preferred shares, which offers expired at 5:00 p.m.
(Montreal time) on January 19, 2009. Based on final reports from CIBC Mellon
Trust Company, the depositary under both offers, ACE confirmed that it has
taken up and accepted for purchase and cancellation Notes in an aggregate
principal amount of Cdn$258,863,000 and 8,300,000 preferred shares. The Notes
and preferred shares were directly and indirectly purchased by ACE for an
aggregate purchase price of Cdn$232,976,700 for the Notes and an aggregate
purchase price of Cdn$166,000,000 for the preferred shares in accordance with
the terms of the offers.
    Payment to the depositary for the Notes and preferred shares taken up and
purchased by ACE under the offers will be made by January 22, 2009.
    For Canadian tax purposes a deemed dividend of Cdn$20.00 arises in
respect of the indirect purchase of each preferred share under the preferred
share offer. For the enhanced dividend tax credit, under subsection 89 (14) of
the Income Tax Act (Canada) and for any corresponding provincial legislation,
4422716 Canada Inc., the offeror under the preferred share offer, designates
the entire amount of Cdn$20.00 as an "eligible dividend".
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For further information:

For further information: Des Beaumont, (514) 205-7639;
www.aceaviation.com


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