Austrian Airlines

euro adhoc: Austrian Airlines AG
Capital measures
Capital increase concluded with emission volume of around EUR 17.4 million

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16.09.2008 Al Jaber fails to participate in capital increase Following expiry of the purchase deadline of the rights offer in Austria of up to 57,120,000 new unit shares made out in the name of the holder, Austrian Airlines AG is announcing the conclusion of its capital increase. Result of the ordinary capital increase - overview Number of shares before the capital increase: 85,680,000 Extent of capital increase: 2,454,724 new unit shares made out in the name of the holder Number of shares after the capital increase: 88,134,724 Emission volume: Around EUR 17.4 million (before emission costs and before price discount on first 1,000 shares for existing shareholders) Listing of new shares on Vienna Stock Exchange: 22 September 2008 Issued share capital (old): EUR 257,040,000 Increase by: EUR 7,364,172 Issued share capital (new): EUR 264,404,172 The Board of Management decided on 16 September 2008, with the consent of the Supervisory Board, to increase its issued share capital by EUR 7,364,172 from its current nominal amount of EUR 257,040,000 EUR to EUR 264,404,172 by issuing 2,454,724 new unit shares made out in the name of the holder. As a result, all existing shareholders who exercised their purchase rights receive the young shares. JJW Central & Eastern Europe Beteiligungsverwaltungs GmbH, the company of Mr Al Jaber, failed to comply with the demand for payment within the deadline set of 15 September 2008. By carrying out the purchase offer, Austrian Airlines AG has fulfilled all the contractual obligations necessary for the assertion of its claims towards Mr Al Jaber. As a listed company, Austrian Airlines AG is required to maintain the claims of its shareholders. Therefore the company will now consistently take the next steps necessary. 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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