updated 4/15/2011 7:46:42 PM ET 2011-04-15T23:46:42

MONTERREY, Mexico, April 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA (Nasdaq:OMAB), (BMV:OMA), announces that its Annual Shareholders' Meeting approved the payment of a Ps. 400 million cash dividend and elected a new Chairman and two new members to its Board of Directors, among other actions.

The Shareholders' Meeting approved a cash dividend of Ps. 400,000,000, corresponding to Ps. 1.00 per share, to be paid in four quarterly installments of Ps. 0.25 per share each. The dividend payment dates will be July 15, 2011, October 17, 2011, January 16, 2012, and April 16, 2012.

The Shareholders' Meeting also noted with appreciation the leadership of Bernardo Quintana, who stepped down as Chairman of the Board after serving in that position since 2005.

The Shareholders approved the proposal of the Board of Directors that José Luis Guerrero Álvarez, the CEO of Empresas ICA, be the new Chairman of the Board. The shareholders also elected Diego Quintana Kawage as a director and Cristina Gil White as an independent director.

A summary of the resolutions approved by the Shareholders' Meeting may be found on the Investor Relations page of OMA's website, http://ir.oma.aero .

This press release may contain forward-looking information and statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and projections about future events. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "target," or similar expressions. While OMA's management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, investors are cautioned that forward-looking information and statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond the control of OMA, that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those discussed in our most recent annual report filed on Form 20-F under the caption "Risk Factors." OMA undertakes no obligation to publicly update its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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, Mazatlán, and Zihuatanejo, and nine other regional centers and border cities. OMA also operates a hotel and commercial areas inside Terminal 2 of the Mexico City airport. OMA employs over 1,000 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 9001:2008. OMA's strategic shareholder members are ICA, Mexico's largest engineering, procurement, and construction company, and Aéroports de Paris Management, subsidiary of Aéroports 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). For more information, please visit us at:

CONTACT: Jose Luis Guerrero Cortes
         OMA, CFO
         +52.81.8625.4300 ext.308
         jlguerrero@oma.aero
         
         Daniel Wilson
         Zemi Communications
         +1.212.689.9560
         dbmwilson@zemi.com

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