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Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. Announces Results for the Third Quarter 2012


Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: PAC; BMV: GAP) (the “Company” or “GAP”) today reported its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. Figures are unaudited and have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). All amounts are presented in nominal pesos.

Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards:

Beginning on January 1, 2012, the Company adopted IFRS for the preparation and reporting of its financial statements. As a result, figures for the third quarter of 2011 that were prepared in accordance with Mexican Financial Reporting Standards (“MEX NIF”) were adjusted according to IFRS transition rules and are comparable with 3Q12 figures (the effects of adopting IFRS are described in Exhibit “E” of this report). Consolidated financial statements at September 30, 2012 were prepared and reported in accordance with International Accounting Standards (“IAS”) No. 34 “Financial Information at Interim Dates.”

Summary of Third Quarter 2012 vs. Third Quarter 2011:

  • The sum of aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenues increased Ps. 147.4 million (15.5%). Aeronautical revenues rose Ps. 82.9 million (11.0%) and non-aeronautical revenues increased Ps. 64.5 million (32.6%), (non-aeronautical revenues include revenues from checked baggage inspection services). These increases exceeded the Company's guidance issued in January 2012, which did not include projections for revenues from improvements to concession assets (IFRIC 12) due to the fact that this is an accounting figure that does not affect the Company's cash flow, nor revenues for checked baggage inspection services. Total revenues, that include improvements to concession assets (IFRIC 12), increased Ps. 31.4 million (2.6%) due to the combined increase of aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenues, offset by a Ps. 115.9 million decline in revenues from improvements to concession assets (IFRIC 12).
  • Cost of services declined Ps. 17.8 million (6.9%), mainly as a result of a Ps. 24.7 million decrease in other operating costs, as well as a Ps. 2.7 million decline in maintenance costs, which were offset by a Ps. 5.9 million increase in security services and insurance costs, and a Ps. 3.7 million increase in employee costs.
  • Government concession taxes increased Ps. 7.3 million (15.3%). The technical assistance fee increased Ps. 7.7 million (23.8%).
  • Operating income increased Ps. 111.2 million (25.6%).
  • EBITDA increased Ps. 150.2 million (24.5%), from Ps. 614.2 million in 3Q11 to Ps. 764.4 million in 3Q12. EBITDA margin increased from 50.0% in 3Q11 to 60.6% in 3Q12 (excluding the effects of IFRIC 12, the EBITDA margin rose from 64.5% in 3Q11 to 69.5% in 3Q12).
  • Net income and comprehensive income increased Ps. 98.2 million (26.5%).

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Company Description:

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. 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”.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements are statements that are not historical facts, and are based on management's current view and estimates of future economic circumstances, industry conditions, company performance and financial results. The words “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “expects”, “plans” and similar expressions, as they relate to the company, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Statements regarding the declaration or payment of dividends, the implementation of principal operating and financing strategies and capital expenditure plans, the direction of future operations and the factors or trends affecting financial condition, liquidity or results of operations are examples of forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current views of management and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. There is no guarantee that the expected events, trends or results will actually occur. The statements are based on many assumptions and factors, including general economic and market conditions, industry conditions, and operating factors. Any changes in such assumptions or factors could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

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 fourth party that is in charge of collecting these complaints, is 01 800 563 00 47. The web site is GAP's Audit Committee will be notified of all complaints for immediate investigation.

For more information please visit or contact:
In Mexico
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V.
Miguel Aliaga, Investor Relations Officer
Rodrigo Guzmán, Chief Financial Officer
52 (33) 38801100
In the U.S.
i-advize Corporate Communications
Maria Barona / Peter Majeski

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