OMA Receives Certification as a `Socially Responsible Company'

| Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V.

MONTERREY, Mexico, March 12, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, known as OMA, received recognition for the first time as a Socially Responsible Company (ESR) for 2008 from the Mexican Center for Philanthropy, or CEMEFI, and the Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility, ALIARSE. The delivery of the certification took place as part of the ESR 2008 awards ceremony in Mexico City yesterday.

According to CEMEFI, "The ESR logo certifies a company to its employees, investors, customers, public officials, and society in general for having publicly assumed the commitment for management practices that are socially responsible as part of their culture and business strategy, and for having supported compliance with the standards proposed in four areas of Social Responsibility: quality of life within the company, business ethics, community ties, and care for and preservation of the environment."

Ruben Lopez, OMA's CEO, said, "The recognition of OMA as a Socially Responsible Company motivates all of us to continue developing programs that benefit our people and the communities where we operate."

OMA's vision of Social Responsibility has been turned into integrated policies, practices, and actions that result in an express commitment to:

* employees and their families,

* the communities where we operate,

* airport users and business partners, and

* protection of the environment.

About OMA

Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA, operates 13 international airports in nine states of central and northern Mexico. OMA's airports serve Monterrey, Mexico's third largest metropolitan area, the tourist destinations of Acapulco, Mazatlan, and Zihuatanejo, and nine other regional centers and border cities. OMA employs over 900 persons in order to offer passengers and clients, airport and commercial services in facilities that comply with all applicable international safety, security standards, and ISO 9001:2000. OMA's strategic shareholder members are ICA, Mexico's largest engineering, procurement, and construction company, and Aeroports de Paris Management, subsidiary of Aeroports de Paris, the second largest European airports operator. OMA is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange (OMA) and on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (OMAB). Please visit our website,

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