ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. completes secondary offerings of Aeroplan and Jazz and provides update on its cash position



    MONTREAL, Oct. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. (ACE)
announced today that it has completed the secondary offerings of 22.0 million
units of the Aeroplan Income Fund and 35.5 million units of the Jazz Air
Income Fund.
    On closing the transactions, ACE received aggregate net proceeds of
$726 million.
    Following the receipt of these funds and the completion of the
monetization of ACTS on October 16, ACE's cash and cash equivalents amount to
approximately $1.85 billion.

    About ACE Aviation Holdings

    ACE is a holding company of various aviation interests including Air
Canada, Aeroplan Income Fund, Jazz Air Income Fund and ACTS.

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For further information:

For further information: for ACE: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), (514)
422-5788; Angela Mah (Vancouver), (604) 270-5741; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto),
 (416) 263-5576; Internet: www.aceaviation.com


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