Aimia sells Air Miles Trademarks for Canada for nearly 54 million

MONTREAL — Aimia Inc. (TSX:AIM) says it has sold the Air Miles Trademarks, license and royalty agreements for Canada to Diversified Royalty Corp. (TSX:DIV).The Montreal-based company says the transaction was done for a cash consideration of about $53.75 million, plus a possible additional payment of up to about $13.75 million within the next three years depending on the program’s performance.Aimia’s group chief executive David Johnston said in a statement the move is part of the company’s plan to simplify its business.He said it will continues to evaluate and consider further disposals of non-core investments and assets.Aimia is grappling with Air Canada’s May 1 announcement that the airline would be departing the Aeroplan program, which Aimia operates, in 2020.The company reported a loss of $25.1 million in its latest quarter earlier this month and its shares have fallen to less than $2. read more