Austrian Airlines

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

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 end of announcement euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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