EANS-Adhoc: Air Berlin PLC resolves upon further capital increase

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

- 4.5 million new shares to be issued

London, 9 June 2009: Air Berlin PLC ("Air Berlin") today resolved to issue 4.5 million new ordinary shares under exclusion of the pre-emptive rights of Air Berlin's existing shareholders. ESAS Holding A.S., Air Berlin's largest shareholder, will subscribe for 4m new shares, Johannes Zurnieden, Chairman of Air Berlin's Board of Directors, will subscribe for 350,000 new shares and Joachim Hunold Vermögensverwaltung GmbH, a company wholly owned by Joachim Hunold, CEO of Air Berlin, will subscribe for 150,000 new shares at a subscription price of EUR 3.50 per share. The new shares are expected to be issued on or about 11 June 2009. The subscription price corresponds to the price at which Air Berlin issued 6,571,700 new shares to institutional investors in a private placement on 4 June 2009.

The new shares will rank pari passu with the outstanding ordinary shares of Air Berlin. The admission of the new shares to trading is expected at a later date.

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)
Euro MTF Market
on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange

end of announcement euro adhoc

emitter: Air Berlin PLC The Hour House, High Street 32 UK-WD3 1ER Rickmansworth, Herts phone: +49 (0)30 3434 1500 FAX: +49 (0)30 3434 1509 mail: abpresse@airberlin.com WWW: http://www.airberlin.com 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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