Intrawest opts for major strategy review

1st Mar 2006

Intrawest Corporation has initiated a review of strategic options available to the company for enhancing shareholder value, including, but not limited to, a capital structure review, strategic partnerships or business combinations. The company has retained
Goldman, Sachs & Co. to assist in the review. There can be no assurance that
the review will result in any specific strategic or financial transaction.
Intrawest’s strategic review is already underway, but no timetable has been
set for its completion.
  “During the past 24 months, Intrawest has made significant progress in
broadening its range of leisure businesses, most notably with the acquisition
and expansion of Abercrombie & Kent, as well as extending our business reach
into Europe and Asia,” said Joe Houssian, Intrawest’s chairman, president and
chief executive officer. “We have enhanced our ability to support this growth
through various operational initiatives and have made great strides in
building a centralized marketing and sales capability to enable us to migrate
our customers across a growing array of travel experiences. We now have a
unique opportunity to leverage these assets, our strong financial profile and
the experience of our management team to build our business to deliver
significant shareholder value over the long term.”
  “Intrawest stands at a pivotal point in its evolution,” continued
Houssian. “It makes sense for us at this time to evaluate all of the different
ways in which we can capitalize on the opportunities in front of us for the
benefit of shareholders, and to ensure that we have the best possible capital
structure in place. Given current robust market conditions, and new
opportunities resulting from our recent successes, our Board believes it is
appropriate to undertake a comprehensive review of all our strategic and
financial options before finalizing our strategic plans for the next several


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