Air Berlin PLC

EANS-Adhoc: Air Berlin PLC
TUI Travel PLC group company acquires 9.9 % of Air Berlin PLC

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participation in Air Berlin PLC

date of causation: 07.10.2009

Ad hoc-release pursuant to § 15 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

London, 7 October 2009 - Implementing the agreement entered into on 7 September 2009, Leibniz-Service GmbH, a TUI Travel PLC group company, will acquire 8,437,393 new shares (which are to be issued) of Air Berlin PLC ("Air Berlin") for a price of EUR 3.97 per share. Consequently, Leibniz-Service GmbH will hold a 9.9% participation in Air Berlin. Air Berlin will conduct a capital increase of a corresponding amount, thereby realising EUR 33.5 million in proceeds. The issuance of the shares and their admission to trading are planned for October 2009.

Leibniz-Service GmbH will reduce its minority shareholding in an orderly sell down  over the course of the next years.

The proceeds from the capital increase will be used for general corporate purposes.

Air Berlin PLC The Hour House 32 High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1ER Hertfordshire Great Britain WKN AB1000 (Share) Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Regulated Market, Prime Standard) WKN AONQ9H (Convertible Bond 2007) Euro MTF Market on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange WKN A1ALH0 (Convertible Bond 2009) Open Market on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

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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:  Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
              Berlin / free trade
              Hamburg / free trade
              Stuttgart / free trade
              Düsseldorf / free trade
              München / free trade



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