Austrian Airlines

euro adhoc: Austrian Airlines AG
Capital measures
Austrian Airlines AG launches capital increase based on resolutions passed at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting on 7 May 2008

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22.08.2008

Based on the resolutions passed by the Ordinary Annual Shareholders´ Meeting  of Austrian Airlines AG on 7 May 2008, after the entry of these resolutions in  the Commercial Register and the withdrawal of   all  legal  challenges,  the  company will launch the capital increase by issuing up to 57,120,000 new bearer  shares. The subscription period starts on 25 August and ends on 8 September 2008, 12.00 p.m., CET. The exact volume of the capital increase  will  be   determined  after the expiration of the subscription period.

New bearer shares will be issued with full subscription rights of   the  existing shareholders.  Those  shares  not  allocated  to   existing  shareholders    which exercise their subscription rights, will be allocated to "JJW Central &  Eastern Europe Beteiligungsverwaltungs GmbH" (the company of investor Al  Jaber)  in an amount corresponding to 20% of the shares in  Austrian  Airlines, after  taking into consideration the subscription rights exercised by the  Company's  existing shareholders.

There will be no trade of the subscription rights. The company did   not  publish a prospectus and did not instruct any third person to conduct  a  trade  of  the subscription rights.

Disclaimer: This adhoc-release constitutes  neither  an  offer  to   sell  nor  a solicitation to buy any securities. This adhoc-release is not  being  issued  in the United States of  America  (USA)  and   must  not  be  distributed  to  "U.S. persons" (as defined in Regulation S of the U.S.  Securities  Act  of  1933,  as amended) or publications with a general circulation  in  the  USA.  This  adhoc- release does not constitute an offer or invitation to  purchase  any securities in the USA. The securities of  Austrian  Airlines   Aktiengesellschaft  have  not been registered under the Securities   Act  and  may  not  be  offered,  sold  or delivered within the USA or to U.S. persons absent from  registration  under  or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the United  States securities laws.

Please find further information  concerning  the disclosure according to §§ 24 and 25 Media Act on www.austrian.com

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ots Originaltext: Austrian Airlines
Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch

Further inquiry note:
Corporate Communications:
Livia Dandrea-Böhm
Tel.: 051766-11231

Investor Relations
Dr. Prisca Havranek-Kosicek
Tel.: 051766 - 13311

Branche: Air Transport
ISIN:      AT0000620158
WKN:        875224
Index:    WBI, ATX Prime
Börsen:  Wiener Börse AG / official market



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