Air Berlin PLC

EANS-Adhoc: Air Berlin PLC
Strategic cooperation agreements with TUI Travel signed

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Strategic cooperation 27.03.2009 Ad-Hoc Release pursuant to Sec. 15 Securities Trading Act (WpHG) London, 27 March 2009 - The Air Berlin PLC announces the conclusion of the negotiations with the TUI Travel PLC and their affiliated companies with respect to a strategic cooperation regarding the German aviation business. After the agreement of both boards, Air Berlin PLC and TUI Travel PLC, and the supervisory boards of the affiliated companies, the transaction contains the following substantial elements: • A group member company of TUI Travel PLC participates in Air Berlin PLC with a minority interest which will not exceed 20%. The participation is acquired by way of a subscription to 16,326,721 new shares on the basis of a fixed share quotation at a value of EUR3,97. • Air Berlin PLC indirectly acquires a participation in the same percentage in TUIfly (i.e. in Hapag Lloyd Fluggesellschaft mbH / Hapag Lloyd Express GmbH). • Furthermore, Air Berlin PLC takes over through Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG the route portfolio of the city sector of TUIfly. Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs GmbH will utilise aircraft capacities (17 aircraft) by means of long-term service agreements with TUIfly. • The route portfolio of the charter sector remains with TUIfly, which will continue to operate 21 airplanes. Agreements are subject to approval by the relevant cartel authorities. Air Berlin PLC The Hour House 32 High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1ER Hertfordshire Great Britain WKN AB1000 (Share) Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Official Market, Prime Standard) WKN AONQ9H (Convertible Bond) Euro MTF Market on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange end of announcement euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Air Berlin PLC & Co Luftverkehrs KG Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Further inquiry note: Ingolf Hegner Head of Investor Relations +49 (0)30 3434 1532 ihegner@airberlin.com Branche: Air Transport ISIN: GB00B128C026 WKN: AB1000 Index: SDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share Börsen: Börse Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard Börse Berlin / free trade Börse Hamburg / free trade Börse Stuttgart / free trade Börse Düsseldorf / free trade Börse München / free trade

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