Air Berlin PLC

EANS-Adhoc: Issue of new 8.25% bond

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Issue bond

11.04.2011

Ad hoc Notification Pursuant to § 15 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

London, 11 April 2011 - Air Berlin PLC intends to issue new bonds in an initial ag-gregate principal amount of up to 100 million Euro which may be increased by up to 50 million Euro. The bonds denominated into units with a nominal value of 1,000 Euro will have a coupon of 8.25%. The bonds will be issued at 100% of their principal amount and will be redeemed at 100% of their principal amount on 19 April 2018, subject to prior early redemption. Subject to an early closure, the subscription period will run from 12 April through 15 April 2011. The issue date for the bonds is expected to be on or about 19 April 2011. Air Berlin PLC intends to include the bonds for trad-ing in the Bondm trading segment of the open market (Freiverkehr) of the Baden-Württemberg Stock Exchange in Stuttgart and in the Open Market (Freiverkehr) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and to list the bonds on the Main Securities Market of the Irish Stock Exchange by the issue date. The bonds have been assigned the follow-ing international security identification number: ISIN DE000AB100B4. Air Berlin intends to use the proceeds from the sale of the bonds for refinancing and general cor-porate purposes. quirin bank AG is the Lead Manager of the bond issue. Air Berlin PLC The Hour House 32 High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1ER Hertford-shire Great Britain WKN AB1000 (Share) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Regu-lated Market, Prime Standard) WKN A0NQ9H (Wandelanleihe 2007) Euro MTF Market on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange WKN A1ALH0 (Convertible Bond 2009) Open Market on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange WKN AB100A (Anleihe 2010) segment Bondm of the open market on the Stuttgart Stock Exchange Not for release, publication or distribution in the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan and in any other jurisdiction in which offers or sales of securities of Air Berlin PLC (the "Securities") are prohibited by applicable law. This document does not con-stitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities of Air Berlin PLC. The Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, absent registration or an exemption from registra-tion. No public offering of Securities will be made in the United States. This docu-ment is not for general publication, release or distribution in the United Kingdom and may only be distributed in the United Kingdom to persons who (i) are investment pro-fes-sionals falling within article 19 (5) of the U.K. Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, in its current version (the "Or-der"), or (ii) are high net worth entities or other persons to whom it may law-fully be communicated falling within article 49 (2) (a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons will be termed "Relevant Persons" below). Anyone in the United Kingdom who is not a Relevant Person may not act on the basis of this press release or its contents. Any investment or investment activity to which this press release refers is only available to Relevant Persons and is only carried out with Relevant Persons.

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Contact:

Ingolf Hegner
Head of Investor Relations
+49 (0)30 3434 1590
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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