Air Berlin PLC

EANS-Adhoc: Air Berlin PLC
German federal anti-trust authority approves increase in shareholding in NIKI

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Increase in shareholding

26.04.2010

London 26 April 2010 - The German federal anti-trust authority (Bundeskartellamt) granted its approval of the 25.9% indirect increase (from 24% to 49.9%) of Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG´s shareholding in NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH, as agreed among the Private Lauda Foundation (Privatstiftung Lauda), Air Berlin PLC and Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG.

The German federal anti-trust authority also approved the acquisition of the remaining 50.1% of NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH's shares through Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG, if a loan to be issued by Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG to the Private Lauda Foundation in connection with the above-mentioned transaction is settled by means of an indirect transfer of said 50.1% shareholding.

Completion of the entire transaction (see the Ad-hoc Notification dated 17 February 2010) remains subject to, inter alia, the granting of the Austrian anti-trust authority´s approval as well as to further anti-trust approvals.

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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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