Air Berlin PLC

EANS-Adhoc: Air Berlin PLC - Closing of Orderbook for the 11.5% bond - Offer Period for Buyback of 1.5% 2007 Convertible Bonds

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closing orderbook bond


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

London, 28 October 2011 - Air Berlin PLC announces that it has closed the order
book for the new 11.5% bond issue (ISIN DE000AB100C2) and has ended the
subscription period on 28 October 2011, as the subscriptions for the bonds
exceed the principal amount of the bond issue of EUR 100 million. The bonds are
denominated in units with a nominal value of EUR 1,000 and will be issued at
100% of their principal amount. The issue date for the bonds is 1 November 2011.
quirin bank AG is the Lead Manager of the bond issue.
Following the successful placement of the 11.5% bond, Air Berlin PLC further
announces that the period in which holders of the 1.5% Convertible Bonds issued
by Air Berlin Finance B.V. in 2007 (ISIN DE000A0NQ9H6) will be invited to offer
to Air Berlin PLC the sale of their outstanding Convertible Bonds will last
from, and including, 31 October 2011 through, and including, 10 November 2011.
The invitation will be subject to customary exclusions and receipt of the
proceeds from the issuance of the new 11.5% bonds. The offer price for an
individual Convertible Bond in a nominal amount of EUR 100,000 will be EUR
99,000 plus accrued interest. Morgan Stanley Bank AG has been mandated to act as
exclusive Dealer Manager and Tender Agent.

Air Berlin PLC The Hour House 32 High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1ER Hertfordshire
Great Britain ISIN GB00B128C026, WKN AB1000, (Share) on the Frankfurt Stock
Exchange (Regulated Market, Prime Standard) ISIN DE000A0NQ9H6 (Convertible Bond
2007) Euro MTF Market on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange ISIN DE000A1ALH01
(Convertible Bond 2009) Open Market on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange ISIN
DE000AB100A6 (Bond 2010) and ISIN DE000AB100B4 (Bond 2011) each of both segment
Bondm of the open market on the Stuttgart Stock Exchange and Main Securities
Market on the Irish 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 constitute 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 registration. No public
offering of Securities will be made in the United States. This document 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
professionals falling within article 19 (5) of the U.K. Financial Services and
Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, in its current version (the
"Order"), or (ii) are high net worth entities or other persons to whom it may
lawfully 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 or rely thereon. 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.

Further inquiry note:
Ingolf Hegner
Head of Investor Relations
+49 (0)30 3434 1590

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

issuer:      Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG
             The Hour House, High Street 32
             UK-WD3 1ER Rickmansworth, Herts
phone:       +49 (0)30 3434 1500
FAX:         +49 (0)30/3434-1049
sector:      Air Transport
ISIN:        GB00B128C026
indexes:     SDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt, free trade: Berlin,
             Hamburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, München 
language:   English

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