Air Berlin PLC

euro adhoc: Air Berlin PLC & Co Luftverkehrs KG
Mergers - Acquisitions - Takeovers
Air Berlin takeover of dba - earnings surge in the second quarter - The networks of both companies complement each other perfectly - dba to operate independently under

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17.08.2006 Frankfurt, 17th August - Air Berlin PLC has acquired 100 per cent of the shares in dba Luftfahrtgesellschaft Munich. On the occasion of the dba acquisition, Air Berlin PLC is to publish its report for the second quarter of 2006 earlier than scheduled, on Thursday. In the period between April to June of this year, Air Berlin PLC achieved a turnover of 401 million euros. In the comparable period of 2005, the equivalent figure was 330 million euros. On a cumulated basis, the turnover in the first half-year increased from 545.8 million euros (2005) to 625 million euros (2006). In the second quarter, EBIT was 44.8 million euros after 8.8 million euros in the comparable period of the previous year. In a six-month comparison, the operating loss which is traditionally generated in air travel in the first quarter, narrowed from 28.2 million euros to 12.9 million euros. The net result in the second quarter of the current year was 30.1 million euros. In the comparable period of the previous year, the figure was -4.2 million euros. On a cumulative basis in the first half-year of 2006 a minus of 1 million euros was generated (2005: -43.1 million euros). Here it should be taken into account that the final IPO costs of 13.7 million euros are included in the second quarter. The acquisition of dba will not result in any additional charges for the Air Berlin result so that the management continues to expect a considerable profit for the 2006 financial year. Consolidated Statements of Income 1.1.-30.6.06 1.1.-30.6.05 1.4.-30.6.06 1.4.-30.6.05 in TEUR in TEUR in TEUR in TEUR Revenue 624.989 545.805 400.987 329.825 Other operating income 3.639 2.940 672 1.581 Operating expenses -641.572 -576.911 -356.815 -322.594 Result from operating activities -12.944 -28.166 44.844 8.812 Financial expenses -25.168 -9.903 -19.668 -5.314 Financial income 2.805 758 1.847 379 Foreign exchange gains, net 14.222 -11.938 9.332 -6.577 Net financing costs -8.141 -21.083 -8.489 -11.512 Share of profit of associates 484 2 -168 0 Loss before tax -20.601 -49.247 36.187 -2.700 Income tax benefit 19.641 6.148 -6.090 -1.484 Loss for the period -960 -43.099 30.097 -4.184 Air Berlin will publish more information on the closing for the half-year from 10:00 h (CEST) in the internet at www.airberlin.com Investor Relations end of announcement euro adhoc 17.08.2006 06:38:02 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Air Berlin PLC & Co Luftverkehrs KG Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.de Further inquiry note: Ingolf T. Hegner Head of Investor Relations +49 (0)30 3434 1532 ihegner@airberlin.com Branche: Air Transport ISIN: GB00B128C026 WKN: AB1000 Index: CDAX Börsen: Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / official dealing

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