GAMI Investments Inc. (“GAMI” or “the Claimant”) is a US investment corporation created in 1986 under the laws of Delaware. Its head office is in Las Vegas. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of another US company named Great American Management and Investments Inc. GAMI owns 14.18% of the shares of Grupo Azucarero México SA de CV (“GAM”). GAM is a Mexican holding company whose remaining shareholders are Mexican. Its dominant shareholder is Mr Juan Gallardo Thurlow. He owns or controls 64.2% of GAM's shares. The similarity in names of GAMI and GAM is coincidental.