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GuestLogix Accelerates Innovation Delivery, Strengthens Position Within EMEA Region with Launch of European Operations

New GuestLogix Europe Headquarters in London to Serve EMEA Airline and Passenger Travel Operator Clients and Partners

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

GuestLogix Accelerates Innovation Delivery, Strengthens Position Within EMEA Region with Launch of European Operations02:00 EDT Wednesday, August 31, 2011TORONTO, ONTARIO and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2011) - GuestLogix Inc. (TSX:GXI), the leading global provider of onboard store technology to airlines and the passenger travel industry, announced today that it will formally establish a European head office, located in Bracknell, just outside London,, as its centre for innovation delivery serving the needs of airline and rail operator clients and companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Bracknell location, which will become the Company's European centre for leadership in innovation delivery beginning September 1, 2011, will be dedicated to accelerating speed of delivery, quality of service, and logistics turnaround time to its EMEA customers.Since its inception in 2002, GuestLogix has been ahead of the curve in developing solutions that help airlines, railways and tour operators anticipate passenger needs, generate revenues, streamline payments and improve processes to grow their onboard retail environment. Today, GuestLogix' name is synonymous with innovation in these areas by providing leading edge technology to the world's airlines. Serving more than 1 billion passenger trips annually and 40% of the global airline passenger traffic, GuestLogix has strengthened its management and technical resources base within Europe to provide the region's clients with the latest solutions and technology platform to create, manage and grow onboard sales and ancillary revenues."Over the years, GuestLogix has had tremendous success in establishing itself as the market leader in providing the passenger travel industry with the best technology platform to create and manage onboard retail store environments," said Tom Douramakos, President and CEO of GuestLogix. "Our culture of innovation now continues across the Atlantic with the opening of a European headquarters, carrying out our commitment to the region's clients in delivering solutions and outstanding service that will support their onboard retail operations."Solidifying its position as a global leader, GuestLogix Europe will be led by Mr. Richard Cushing, SVP & General Manager for GuestLogix Europe, who joined the company in January 2010."The opening of the Company's European headquarters comes at a time when airlines and the passenger travel industry are relying on our technology more than ever to grow their onboard operations, and provide passengers with the best in-flight entertainment, unique shopping experiences, destination-based product offerings, and secure payment options to enhance their travel experience," said Richard Cushing, SVP & General Manager for GuestLogix Europe. "Our delivery and service model of global reach, local knowledge means that we are on the ground and in close proximity to our clients to provide for a more robust deployment of our technology solutions, improved customer service and timelier turnaround for device logistics to keep their operations running smoothly."GuestLogix Europe officially opens on September 1, 2011 and will be attended by some of the region's clients and airlines including Aer Lingus, easyJet and KLM and local area dignitaries.When:Thursday, September 1, 2011, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. GMTWhere:Lily Hill House, Lily Hill Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, UKFor more information about the launch of GuestLogix Europe operations or to request an interview with Richard Cushing, SVP & General Manager for GuestLogix Europe, please contact Vanessa Horwell | vanessa@thinkinkpr.com | 305.749.5342 x 232 or Danielle Mason | dmason@thinkinkpr.com | 305.749.5342 x 235.About GuestLogixGuestLogix Inc. is the leading global provider of onboard store technology and merchandising solutions, which help airlines and other travel operators create, manage, and control onboard retail environments tailored to their needs and their passengers. Serving approximately 90% of the North American airline passenger traffic and 40% of the global airline passenger traffic, GuestLogix has become a trusted onboard transaction processing partner to airlines around the world. The Company's global headquarters and centre for product innovation is located in Toronto, Canada with regional head offices around the globe including GuestLogix USA, serving the Americas, located in Dallas, Texas, GuestLogix Europe, located in London, UK, serving Europe, Middle East and Africa and a sales and support office located in Singapore, serving Asia Pacific. Logistics centers are situated in Toronto, Dallas, London and Seoul with a software development centre located in India. GuestLogix is publicly traded on The Toronto Stock Exchange (GXI.T). More information is available at www.guestlogix.com.© 2011 GuestLogix. All Rights Reserved. ®OnTouch is a trademark of GuestLogix Inc. and is registered in the United States and may be pending or registered in other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations, which involve risks and uncertainties associated with GuestLogix' business and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect", "intend", and similar expressions to the extent they relate to the Company or its management. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but reflect GuestLogix' current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, including the matters discussed under "Risks and Uncertainties" in the Filing Statement filed on July 14, 2011 with the regulatory authorities. GuestLogix assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: ThinkInkMedia Relations:Vanessa Horwell305.749.5342 ext. 232 (USA)0208.372.4809 (UK)vanessa@thinkinkpr.comORTMX / EquicomInvestor Relations:Kristen Dickson416-815-0700 ext. 273kdickson@equicomgroup.com