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1 What Investors need to know about the Massachusetts Port Authority (or any other airport…) Presentation by Betsy Taylor to MAGNY April 4, 2014

2 Topics 1.What investors should know about airports in general? 2.What should investors know about Logan Airport? 3.What does Massports Director of Finance worry about? 4.Your questions 1

3 Key Questions What is the number of passengers & is that number increasing? Is the Airport an Origin/Destination or a HUB? What is the airports service area and what is that regions capacity to generate ticket sales? What is the airports competition? What is the airports capital plan? What are the airports debt policies and what protection is provided by the bond documents? 2

4 Massport Overview Massport is a body politic and corporate and a public instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Massport is governed by a seven- member Board appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth, one of whom shall be the Secretary of Transportation Massport owns, operates and manages Boston Logan Airport, Hanscom Field, Worcester Regional Airport, and Port Properties consisting of certain facilities in the Port of Boston and other properties 3

5 Key elements of Massports Credit Strength Massports credit profile remains strong as management continues to produce sound financial results to maintain AA/Aa3/AA-ratings Logans traffic is over 90% O&D Logan added 5 new international carriers in the past year: Copa, JAL, Emirates, Turkish and Hunan Boston has a diverse economy with per capital income 30% above the national average Manageable $1.2 billion capital plan with only $240M in new debt Conservative debt profile with level debt payments, no derivatives and limited use of variable rate debt Record of proactive management to successfully navigate in the dynamic airline industry 4

6 Logans passenger growth to reach 31 million passengers by end of 2014 Factors Contributing to Logans Passenger Growth 1.MA Economic Growth: –Employment growth is expected to be 1.4% in 2014 and 1.9% in 2015 –MA economic growth, through 2017, is expected to grow 2.7% in real GDP and 3.6% in Personal Income. 2.Changes in Airline Service –Advanced airline schedules indicate a 2.4% increase in Logans seat capacity during the first half of 2014 –Over the past 4 years, passenger traffic has outpaced the growth in airline seats 3.Logan Airports Regional Passenger Market Share: –Logan has steadily increased its share of the regional market, but at diminishing rates 5 Source: New England Economic Partnership Nov 2013: Massachusetts

7 6 Passenger growth being boosted by JetBlues continued expansion at Logan Airport. Logan Airport passenger growth to reach new record highs in 2014 with nearly 31M passengers Note: Excludes GA passengers. CY 2013 passenger traffic including GA was 30.2M. Source: Massport and ICF SH&E forecast

8 7 In 2013, JetBlue Expansion was Largely Responsible for the Capacity Growth at Logan Note: Top 10 carriers based on scheduled seats for CY2013 Source: OAG Schedules

9 8 Source: Airport Records -12 Months ending Nov 2013 for PVD & MHT; CY 2013 for BOS In 2013, Logans Share of Boston Region Passengers Increased by 0.5 Percentage Points Total Passengers (BOS/PVD/MHT) 36.7M 36.9M 34.5M 33.0M 34.1M35.5M 35.3M 35.5M*

10 Overview of Logans recent business activity 30.2 million passengers served by Logan Airport in CY 13, a 3.4% increase of 983,000 passenger over the previous year. Airline operations and landed weights increased 1.9% and 3.5%, respectively, in CY 13 to keep pace with passenger demand. Logan commercial parking revenue increased 3.5% due longer stays and higher Gold Pass revenue. Rental car transactions days are up 8.2%. In Terminal concession revenues are $1.0 million, or 7% over budget driven by a 5% increase in enplanements and 4% increase in average sales per passenger. HOV activity is trending ahead with Logan Express up 4.8% over budget and Blue Line T outbound turnstile counts 6.4% ahead of CY

11 Massports 5-year net revenue generates $513 M to fund the Authoritys 5-year capital program As of 2/2/12 10 $590 Revenue

12 The Use of Bonds and Existing I & E Balances Fund FY14-FY18 Capital Programs UPDATED 2/2/12 11

13 FY14-18 Capital Plan produces financial metrics consistent with Massports debt policy 12 Note: Operating Ratio is expenses with PILOT/divided by operating revenue *Large Hub Airports

14 Credit Rating Agency confidence reflected in Aa3/AA-/AA ratings $1.6 Billion in debt: 90% is fixed rate 10% of outstanding debt has been variable rate since 2003 No swaps or swaptions 2013 debt service after the 2012A new issue and 2012B refunding. 13 Massports Conservative Debt Structure

15 Five year Financing Plan Conclusions 14 1.Massports Aviation, Port, and Real Estate businesses will grow in 2015: –Logan Airport to reach 31 million passengers in 2014 on the strength of the MA economy, new international service offerings, and continued growth in the N.E. market share –Maritimes financial performance expected to improve from growth in container activity next year (113, 000 to be serviced) as exports to Europe grow and the local economy and employment in MA expands. –Commercial Real Estate expected to grow $1.5M from higher rents, new investments, and parking which will assist Maritime to meet its capital investment needs. 2.Priority investments and fiscal discipline required to advance Massports Ten Strategic goals –Management set a target of 5% budget growth next year, and subsequent years, based passenger activity, increases in flight operations, our growing infrastructure footprint, more HOV service offerings, real estate business activity, and increased Port operations. 3.Five-year financial plan adheres to Boards Debt Policy and Preserves Massport AA bond rating –New revenue from rate adjustments for parking, GTU, cruise, and tariffs are essential to generate the $500M in capital investments incorporated in the FY capital program. –Staff is planning to issue approximately $200 million in new Bonds in July.

16 What keeps the Director of Finance up at night? Impacts of airline mergers – Balancing need for new construction with impacts of vacant gates Viability of airline special facility bonds How much do we invest to accommodate changing international patterns? e.g: A380 Shifting attitude of FAA toward PFCs make timely access to those funds challenging 15

17 Questions? Contact information: –Betsy Taylor –Director of Finance & Treasury –


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