SAO PAULO, Brazil – TAM was among those honored in EXAME magazine’s (the Brazilian equivalent of US’ “BusinessWeek”) ceremony commemorating 35 years of the Biggest and Best Award, held last week, where it was chosen as one of the Companies of the Year throughout the history of the prize (1997). The award recognizes the 500 companies with the greatest achievement and participation in the national GDP (Gross Domestic Product).

Paulo Castello Branco, TAM’s vice president of Planning and Alliances, received the commemorative trophy from the hands of the president of the Board of Directors and president of Publisher Abril, Roberto Civita, and from the executive president of Grupo Abril, Giancarlo Civita.

In addition to the tribute, the company is highlighted in eleven ranking categories prepared by the magazine in the 2008 edition of the award. It is the market leader and the gross operation revenue leader in the Transportation and Logistics industry, the company is the 39th largest company in Brazil and the 11th in the services industry in sales.