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June 14, 2019

GAT Airline Ground Support and Strategic Aviation

"Earning Our Partners Preference Through Our People & Performance"

Peachtree City, Georgia, June 14th, 2019 — GAT Airline Ground Support is excited to announce a new, unified solution for ground handling services in Canada and the US. On June 28th, 2019 GAT Airline Ground Support anticipates closing on an acquisition with Strategic Aviation, an aviation-based company offering an ever-broadening range of passenger, catering, and ground support services to Canadian businesses in the airline industry. The merged Canadian businesses will continue to operate under their current brands and be identified as a GAT company.

Since 2006, Strategic Aviation Holdings Ltd. has been passionate about ensuring that the needs of their customers are met. This premiere ground support services provider has been performing unparalleled ramp, baggage handling, and catering services for the past thirteen years, and they work tirelessly to ensure customer needs are met, every time.

GAT Airline Ground Support provides premium airline ground support and has been exceeding client expectations for more than 40 years. With a focus on delivering unsurpassed airline and passenger experience, GAT's outstanding team of more than 3,000 employees serves 45 locations throughout the U.S.

Together these organizations will leverage their newly combined talent, service offerings and technology to deliver a whole new dimension of ground handling to airlines and airports in Canada and the US.

"Over the last few years, GAT has reimagined the ground handling world through innovating technologies and team member engagement. We are extremely excited for this step forward in our progression. Combining forces with Strategic Aviation, who themselves have set a new standard in Canada, makes perfect sense," said Mike Hough, Chief Executive Officer for GAT.

"Strategic Aviation Holdings could not have found a better partner as we continue our growth in Canada. While we may operate in different countries, our focus on safety, operational excellence and caring for our customers is identical. Our team will become stronger with this relationship as we build on our collective strengths and become the absolute best ground handling combination in North America. The future has always been bright, but this partnership elevates us to another level in customer service." said Strategic Aviation CEO, Mark Brown.

From ticketing to take-off, GAT Airline Ground Support specializes in passenger experience, cargo handling and warehousing, ramp services and a host of other aviation-related services. The company's strong tradition of a relentless focus on safety and a team atmosphere is supported by technology and performance-based execution.

More information about the services that GAT Airline Ground Support offers can be found at the company website:

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Mike Hough
Chief Executive Officer
GAT Airline Ground Support
246 City Circle Suite 2200
Peachtree City, GA 30269
(502) 262-7606