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ACE Hits Pay Dirt

Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:09 am

Seems like all the naysayers have been proven wrong...again!

Nice release from ACE...275% return on the US Airways investment...so far.

ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. Sells Additional 2.75 Million Shares in US Airways Inc., Total Proceeds Now Exceed US$200M; Retains 500,000 Shares Valued at US$27.8M

MONTREAL, July 7 /CNW Telbec/ - ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. (ACE) said
today it has sold a further 2.75 million shares in US Airways Group Inc. (US
Airways) at an average price of over US$50 per share through a series of
transactions on the open stock market for aggregate net proceeds of
US$137.93 million.
These additional sales commenced in June with 1.5 million shares sold
prior to June 30 at an average price of over US$47 per share for net proceeds
of US$71.70 million. In July, ACE sold an additional 1.25 million shares at an
average price of US$53 per share for net proceeds of US$66.23 million.
Today's announcement follows on ACE'S sale of 1.75 million shares to PAR
Investment Partners LP for net proceeds of US$67.55 million in April 2006.
Total net proceeds to date from the sale of US Airways shares amount to
US$205.48 million, as compared to ACE's original investment of US$75 million
in September 2005 for 5 million shares. As of July 7, ACE still holds 500,000
shares in US Airways with a market value of US$27.8 million based on the
closing price on July 6, 2006.

ACE Aviation Holdings is the parent holding company of Air Canada and
certain other subsidiaries including Aeroplan LP, Jazz Air LP and ACTS LP.
Montréal-based Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air transportation
for passengers and cargo to more than 150 destinations on five continents.
Canada's flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in the world and
serves 30 million customers annually with a fleet consisting of 332 aircraft.
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RE: ACE Hits Pay Dirt

Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:56 am

Wow another successful investment for AC. Seems they know what they are doing. First successful investment for AC was CO now its the new US. I wonder whats next for investment opportunity for AC? Any ideas....

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