Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V., (NYSE: PAC; BMV: GAP) ("the Company" or "GAP") has been informed by the Company's external legal counsel that an ordinary commercial court has issued precautionary measures in a suit commenced by the Company against Mexican stock market brokers to require strict adherence to the Company's Corporate By-Laws.
The precautionary measures issued against the defendant stock market brokers:
1. Constrain the defendants, in their capacity as intermediaries in the securities market, to act in accordance with Mexican law, the Company's statutes and market regulations.
2. Obliges the defendants to uphold the Company's Corporate By-Laws, including Article X which prohibits any shareholder from owning more than 10% of the Company's capital stock.
3. Prohibits the defendants, in their capacity as intermediaries in the securities market, from trading GAP's shares for an individual, group or group of related entities, that could result in any way in the acquisition of an ownership position that exceeds the 10% maximum allowed by Article X of the Company's Corporate By-Laws.
4. Prohibits the defendants, in their capacity as intermediaries in the securities market, from acquiring or, in any way, negotiating, the transaction of shares of the Company for Grupo Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V.,Infraestructura y Transportes México, S.A. de C.V, and any other entity that forms part of their business conglomerate, or is related thereto, since those entities have made known that they hold capital stock of the Company in an amount that is above the maximum allowed by Article X of the Company's By-Laws.
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (GAP) operates twelve airports throughout Mexico's Pacific region, including the major cities of Guadalajara and Tijuana, the four tourist destinations of Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, La Paz and Manzanillo, and six mid-sized cities: Hermosillo,Guanajuato, Morelia, Aguascalientes, Mexicali and Los Mochis. In February 2006, GAP's shares were listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "PAC" and on the Mexican Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "GAP".
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In accordance with Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and article 42 of the "Ley del Mercado de Valores", GAP has implemented a "whistleblower" program, which allows complainants to anonymously and confidentially report suspected activities that may involve criminal conduct or violations. The telephone number in Mexico, facilitated by a third party that is in charge of collecting these complaints, is 01 800 563 00 47. The web site is www.lineadedenuncia.com/gap. GAP's Audit Committee will be notified of all complaints for immediate investigation.
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Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V.
Miguel Aliaga, 01152-333-8801100
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