Grupo TMM Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2011 Financial Results
Maritime's Fleet Utilization Over 90 Percent in 4Q 2011; Acquisition of Shipyard in January 2012

MEXICO CITY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/12 -- Grupo TMM, S.A.B. (NYSE: TMM) (BMV: TMM A) ("TMM" or the "Company"), a Mexican intermodal transportation and logistics Company, reported today its financial results for the fourth-quarter and full-year periods of 2011.

MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW
José F. Serrano, chairman and chief executive officer of Grupo TMM, said, "Fourth-quarter and full-year operational results were negatively impacted by one-time charges related to certain of our Logistics division's assets, and to a reserve for expenses associated with an arbitrage at the Maritime division. Moreover, operations at all three of our business divisions continued to be challenged by global economic conditions, including lower average daily tariffs at Maritime when compared to last year. However, our Maritime division's fleet utilization has seen continued sequential improvement, with our offshore utilization at 90.2 percent and our product tanker utilization at 100.0 percent in the fourth quarter, both well above the industry average.

"We continue to manage through these difficult times, helped in large part by our strategy to renew our maritime fleet through a 20-year, peso denominated financing with no recourse to the Company. This financing continued to benefit us in the fourth quarter, as the peso depreciated 6.6 percent versus the dollar, reducing the book value of our peso denominated debt, which represents over 90 percent of our total debt."

Serrano continued, "I am pleased to announce that in January of this year, we acquired a shipyard at the Port of Tampico. This shipyard is strategically positioned in the Gulf of Mexico and is currently working at full capacity. We anticipate this operation will generate approximately 32 percent of EBITDA margin in its first year of operation. Additionally, we estimate providing service to more than 30 vessels per year, of which approximately 37 percent will be from TMM's fleet, resulting in increased efficiency in the maintenance, repair and positioning of our vessels and reducing costs. In the short term, the Company expects to have the necessary capabilities to build vessels at this facility. The timing of this acquisition is in line with PEMEX's intention to add 32 offshore vessels to its fleet, of which 21 are required to be Mexican built vessels, supporting national integration."

Serrano concluded, "We continue to work with selected, interested parties for the financial implementation of the development of a container and liquids terminal at the Port of Tuxpan, making significant progress on a joint venture that we expect to announce soon. Additionally, we have continued to work on the addition of specialized offshore vessels to TMM's fleet, but market conditions have made this process tougher and longer than we anticipated. However we expect to reach an agreement in the near term. The fundamentals of all of these businesses are strongly positive and will significantly improve our revenue base, profits and capital structure."

FOURTH-QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR 2011 FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS
Compared to the same periods of last year, fourth-quarter and full-year 2011 revenue decreased 12.6 percent and 11.9 percent, respectively, due mainly to lower revenue at Maritime.

In the fourth quarter of 2011, TMM incurred an operating loss of $16.1 million. This loss was impacted by one-time charges of $12.8 million associated with a provision and impairment of assets related to certain Logistics assets, by $9.9 million related to a reserve for expenses associated with an arbitrage at the Maritime division and by the cancelation of certain tax incentives, included in other expense, net. Consolidated operating profit in the fourth quarter of 2010 included one-time charges of $7.7 million mainly related to a provision for certain Logistics assets.

For the full year of 2011, consolidated operating profit was $6.0 million. Consolidated operating profit in the 2011 full year was negatively impacted by one-time charges of $17.3 million associated with a provision and impairment of assets related to certain Logistics assets, and by $6.7 million related to a reserve for expenses associated with an arbitrage at the Maritime division, included in other expense, net, partially offset by a $4.4 million tax benefit. Consolidated operating profit in the 2010 full year included one-time charges of $13.8 million mainly related to a provision for certain Logistics assets.

Excluding the above, non-recurrent events, consolidated operating profit in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $6.6 million compared to $10.9 million in the same period of 2010, and consolidated operating profit in the 2011 full year was $25.6 million compared to $43.8 million in the 2010 full year.

Compared to the same periods of last year, consolidated EBITDA decreased 61.5 percent to $8.5 million in the 2011 fourth quarter and decreased 21.7 percent to $70.0 million in the 2011 full year.

Interest expense in the 2011 fourth quarter and in the 2011 full year was $15.3 million and $66.5 million, respectively. Notwithstanding profit reductions in 2011, EBITDA minus interest expense resulted in free cash flow of $3.6 million in the 2011 full year.

Net financial cost benefitted from net exchange gains of $26.4 million and $93.7 million in the 2011 fourth quarter and in the 2011 full year, respectively, as a result of the depreciation of the peso versus the dollar. The peso depreciated 6.6 percent in the 2011 fourth quarter and 12.6 percent in the 2011 full year.

For the 2011 full year, TMM reported $15.2 million of net income compared to a net loss of $80.6 million in the 2010 full year.

Maritime revenue in the fourth quarter and full year of 2011 decreased 6.8 percent and 14.4 percent, respectively, compared to the same periods of last year. In the 2011 fourth quarter, decreased revenue was partially offset by a 17.4 percent increase in revenue at product tankers due to higher average daily tariffs than in the 2010 period and to one more vessel in operation. In the 2011 full year, reduced revenue was partially offset by a 7.3 percent revenue improvement at harbor tugs due to increased vessel calls at Manzanillo and to higher revenue per call.

Fourth-quarter and full-year 2011 operating profit declined at this division by 30.4 percent and by 31.2 percent, respectively, compared to the same periods of last year.

In the 2011 full year, offshore revenue decreased 17.9 percent to $102.0 million, negatively impacted by lower average daily tariffs and by four less vessels in operation than in the 2010 comparable period. In 2011, product tanker revenue decreased 4.3 percent to $38.2 million attributable to lower average daily tariffs. Chemical tanker revenue decreased 24.1 percent to $18.3 million in the 2011 full year as a result of having one less vessel in operation in the last three quarters and to lower freight volumes. However, the chemical tanker segment returned to profitability beginning in the third quarter of 2011, generating gross profit of $0.9 million in the second half of 2011.

Maritime's EBITDA for the 2011 full year was $81.6 million compared to $100.4 million in the comparable 2010 period. However, EBITDA margin remained similar at 47.5 percent in 2011 versus 50 percent in 2010.

In the first quarter of 2012, TMM successfully renewed two offshore contracts for a three-year period each. To date, the Maritime's division current backlog is $192 million.

In the 2011 fourth quarter, Ports and Terminals revenue decreased 18.1 percent and operating profit decreased 43.7 percent. Lower revenue was mainly attributable to a dramatic reduction of cruise ship calls at Acapulco, from 46 calls in the 2010 fourth quarter to only six in the 2011 fourth quarter, mainly due to cruise ship lines changing routes due to security issues at this Port, and to a 58.3 percent revenue decrease at shipping agencies due to lower volumes. The revenue decrease in the 2011 fourth quarter was partially offset by an 83.7 percent revenue improvement at the auto handling segment at this Port, due to higher export volumes to South America and Asia.

Compared to the same period of last year, full-year 2011 Ports and Terminals revenue increased 9.3 percent, mainly as a result of a 36.9 percent revenue improvement at the automotive segment at Puebla and Saltillo, to increased revenue of 45.6 percent at the auto handling segment at Acapulco, and to 5.5 percent higher revenue at the maintenance and repair segment.

Compared to the same period of last year, full-year 2011 Ports and Terminals operating profit decreased 11.5 percent mainly due to a profit reduction at the cruise ship segment at Acapulco, partially offset by a profit increase at the automotive segment.

Comparing the 2011 fourth quarter and the 2011 full year with the same periods of last year, Logistics revenue decreased 24.4 percent and 12.0 percent, respectively. Excluding $6.7 million of revenue from the sale of assets in April 2010, the revenue decrease at Logistics in the 2011 full year was 3.9 percent or $2.9 million. In the 2011 full year, auto hauling revenue increased 21.3 percent and gross profit improved from a $0.4 million loss in the 2010 full year, to a $0.6 million profit in the 2011 full year.

DEBT
As of December 31, 2011, TMM's total debt was $752.5 million. The book value of the Company's Trust Certificates debt was reduced $93.9 million from December 31, 2010, due to the depreciation of the peso versus the dollar in the 2011 full year. Additionally, the Company reduced its net debt by $26.9 million in 2011.


                                 Total Debt*
                           Million of U.S. Dollars

                                                          As of      As of
                                                        12/31/10   12/31/11
                                                       ---------- ----------
Mexican Trust Certificates (1)                         $    786.4 $    684.3
Securitization Facility                                      11.8        0.0
Other Corporate Debt                                         73.9       68.2
                                                       ========== ==========
Total Debt (2)                                         $    872.1 $    752.5
                                                       ========== ==========
Cash                                                        142.3       77.1
                                                       ========== ==========
Net Debt                                               $    729.8 $    675.4


*Book Value
(1) 20-year term and non recourse to the Company
(2) Of total debt, only $17.2 million, or 2.3 percent, is short term
Exchange Rate: 12.38 pesos/dollar at December 31, 2010, and 13.95 pesos/dollar at December 31, 2011

CONFERENCE CALL
TMM's management will host a conference call and Webcast to review financial and operational highlights on Tuesday, February 28 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time. To participate in the conference call, please dial (877) 874-1570 (domestic) or (719) 325-4792 (international) at least five minutes prior to the start of the event. Accompanying visuals and a simultaneous Webcast of the meeting will be available at: http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=85311.

A replay of the conference call will be available through March 28 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, by dialing (888) 203-1112 or (719) 457-0820, and entering passcode 9224215. On the Internet a replay will be available for 30 days at: http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=85311.

Headquartered in Mexico City, TMM is a Mexican intermodal transportation and logistics Company. Through its branch offices and network of subsidiary companies, TMM provides a dynamic combination of ocean and land transportation services. Visit TMM's Web site at www.grupotmm.com. The site offers Spanish/English language options.

Included in this press release are certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and are based on the beliefs of the Company's management as well as on assumptions made. Actual results could differ materially from those included in such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty. The following factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements: global, US and Mexican economic and social conditions; the effect of the North American Free Trade Agreement on the level of US-Mexico trade; the condition of the world shipping market; the success of the Company's investment in new businesses; risks associated with the Company's reorganization and restructuring; the ability of the Company to reduce corporate overhead costs; the ability of management to manage growth and successfully compete in new businesses; and the ability of the Company to restructure or refinance its indebtedness. These risk factors and additional information are included in the Company's reports on Form 10-K and 20-F on file with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.


                     Grupo TMM, S.A.B. and subsidiaries
                               Balance Sheet*
                          - millions of dollars -

                                               -------------  -------------
                                                December 31,   December 31,
                                                    2011           2010
                                               -------------  -------------

Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents                             77.123        142.319
                                               -------------  -------------
Accounts receivable
  Accounts receivable - Net                           38.963         37.594
                                               -------------  -------------
  Other accounts receivable                           17.556         20.870
                                               -------------  -------------
  Prepaid expenses and others current assets          11.568         11.116
                                               -------------  -------------
  Non-current assets held for sale                                    0.717
Total current assets                                 145.210        212.616
                                               =============  =============
Property, machinery and equipment                    914.809        924.188
                                               -------------  -------------
Cumulative Depreciation                             (203.985)      (173.682)
                                               -------------  -------------
Property, machinery and equipment - Net              710.824        750.506
                                               =============  =============
Other assets                                          28.447         45.248
                                               -------------  -------------
Deferred taxes                                        67.583         67.492
                                               -------------  -------------
Total assets                                         952.064      1,075.862
                                               -------------  -------------

Current liabilities:
  Bank loans and current maturities of long-
   term liabilities                                   17.190         23.672
                                               -------------  -------------
  Sale of accounts receivable                                        11.223
                                               -------------  -------------
  Suppliers                                           21.475         23.181
                                               -------------  -------------
  Other accounts payable and accrued expenses         53.848         46.988
                                               -------------  -------------
Total current liabilities                             92.513        105.064
                                               =============  =============
Long-term liabilities:
  Bank loans                                          59.378         61.072
                                               -------------  -------------
  Trust certificates debt                            675.933        775.536
                                               -------------  -------------
  Sale of accounts receivable                                         0.550
                                               -------------  -------------
  Other long-term liabilities                         15.828         28.770
                                               -------------  -------------

Total long-term liabilities                          751.139        865.928
                                               =============  =============
Total liabilities                                    843.652        970.992
                                               -------------  -------------

Stockholders´ equity
  Common stock                                       155.577        155.177
                                               -------------  -------------
  Retained earnings                                  (75.096)       (97.033)
                                               -------------  -------------
  Revaluation surplus                                 63.907         64.097
                                               -------------  -------------
  Initial accumulated translation loss               (17.757)       (17.757)
                                               -------------  -------------
  Cumulative translation adjusted                    (22.111)        (8.522)
                                               -------------  -------------
                                                     104.520         95.962
                                               -------------  -------------
  Minority interest                                    3.892          8.908
                                               -------------  -------------
Total stockholders´ equity                           108.412        104.870
                                               -------------  -------------

Total liabilities and stockholders´ equity           952.064      1,075.862
                                               -------------  -------------


*Prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.


                     Grupo TMM, S.A.B. and subsidiaries
                            Statement of Income*
                          - millions of dollars -

                                     ------------------  ------------------
                                     Three months ended      Year ended,
                                        December 31,        December 31,
                                     ------------------  ------------------
                                       2011      2010      2011      2010
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------

  Ports and Terminals                   5.947     7.187    26.889    24.574
  Maritime                             43.894    47.122   171.670   200.570
  Logistics                            14.912    19.723    70.596    80.254
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Revenue from freight and services      64.753    74.032   269.155   305.398
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------

  Ports and Terminals                  (4.749)   (5.298)  (20.294)  (17.175)
  Maritime                            (23.202)  (22.675)  (90.041) (100.181)
  Logistics                           (15.806)  (19.853)  (72.055)  (81.429)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Cost of freight and services          (43.757)  (47.826) (182.390) (198.785)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------

  Ports and Terminals                  (0.320)   (0.239)   (1.232)   (1.324)
  Maritime                            (11.072)  (10.650)  (41.935)  (42.638)
  Logistics                           (12.839)   (7.784)  (19.829)  (14.682)
  Corporate and others                 (0.374)   (0.217)   (1.031)   (0.810)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Depreciation and amortization         (24.605)  (18.890)  (64.027)  (59.454)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------

  Corporate expenses                   (2.220)   (3.382)  (15.095)  (14.036)
  Ports and Terminals                   0.878     1.650     5.363     6.075
  Maritime                              9.620    13.797    39.694    57.751
  Logistics                           (13.733)   (7.914)  (21.288)  (15.857)
  Corporate and others                 (0.374)   (0.217)   (1.031)   (0.810)
  Other (expenses) income - Net       (10.261)   (0.735)   (1.618)   (3.086)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Operating (loss) income               (16.090)    3.199     6.025    30.037
                                     ========  ========  ========  ========
Financial (expenses) income - Net     (16.720)  (16.730)  (80.200)  (70.016)
Exchange gain (loss) - Net             26.361   (14.279)   93.701   (38.118)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Net financial cost                      9.641   (31.009)   13.501  (108.134)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
(Loss) gain before taxes               (6.449)  (27.810)   19.526   (78.097)
                                     ========  ========  ========  ========
Provision for taxes                     2.670     2.312    (3.304)   (0.819)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------

Net (loss) gain for the period         (3.779)  (25.498)   16.222   (78.916)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------

Attributable to:
  Minority interest                     0.146     0.628     1.009     1.647
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Equity holders of GTMM, S.A.B.         (3.925)  (26.126)   15.213   (80.563)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------

Weighted average outstanding shares
 (millions)                           102.183   101.995   102.176   102.007
Income (loss) earnings per share
 (dollars / share)                      (0.04)    (0.26)     0.15     (0.79)

Outstanding shares at end of period
 (millions)                           102.183   101.995   102.183   101.995
Income (loss) earnings per share
 (dollars / share)                      (0.04)    (0.26)     0.15     (0.79)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------


*Prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.


                     Grupo TMM, S.A.B. and subsidiaries
                          Statement of Cash Flows*
                          - millions of dollars -

                                     ------------------  ------------------
                                     Three months ended      Year ended,
                                        December 31,        December 31,
                                     ------------------  ------------------
                                       2011      2010      2011      2010
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------

Cash flow from operation activities:
Net (loss) gain for the period         (3.779)  (25.498)   16.222   (78.916)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Charges (credits) to income not
 affecting resources:
  Depreciation & amortization          26.570    21.039    73.204    67.008
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
  Other non-cash items                 (8.782)   36.081   (18.344)  109.364
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Total non-cash items                   17.788    57.120    54.860   176.372
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
  Changes in assets & liabilities       9.071     8.501   (16.187)  (20.655)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Total adjustments                      26.859    65.621    38.673   155.717
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Net cash provided by operating
 activities                            23.080    40.123    54.895    76.801
                                     ========  ========  ========  ========

Cash flow from investing activities:
  Proceeds from sales of assets         0.538     0.496     3.823     5.313
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
  Payments for purchases of assets     (1.608)   (9.815)  (10.268)  (24.699)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------

                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
  Sale of share of subsidiaries                                       4.062
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
  Paid to minority partners            (0.491)             (3.575)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
  Common stock decrease of
   subsidiaries                        (2.450)             (2.450)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Net cash used in investment
 activities                            (4.011)   (9.319)  (12.470)  (15.324)
                                     ========  ========  ========  ========

Cash flow provided by financing
 activities:
  Short-term borrowings (net)           0.784    (0.081)    0.784     0.455
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
  Sale (repurchase) of accounts
   receivable (net)                              (1.734)  (11.902)   (8.787)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
  Repayment of long-term debt          (4.860)   (5.350) (109.087)  (60.071)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
  Proceeds from issuance of long-
   term debt                            6.909    10.007    18.077    60.598
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
  Acquisition of treasury shares,
   net                                  0.097               0.097    (0.013)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Net cash provided by (used in)
 financing activities                   2.930     2.842  (102.031)   (7.818)
                                     ========  ========  ========  ========
Exchange losses on cash                (1.911)    1.365    (5.590)    4.416
                                     ========  ========  ========  ========
  Net increase (decrease) in cash      20.088    35.011   (65.196)   58.075
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
  Cash at beginning of period          57.035   107.308   142.319    84.244
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
  Cash at end of period                77.123   142.319    77.123   142.319
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------


*Prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.

TMM COMPANY CONTACT:
Jacinto Marina
Deputy CEO
011-525-55-629-8718
Email Contact

Monica Azar
Investor Relations
011-525-55-629-8703
Email Contact

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