EANS-Adhoc: Austrian Airlines AG / Information about a change in voting rights pursuant to §93 Austrian Stock Exchange Act

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Pursuant to the provisions contained in § 93 Austrian Stock Exchange Act, Austrian Airlines AG announces that it was informed by ÖIAG Österreichische Industrieholding AG about the sale of 36,626,875 shares in Austrian Airlines AG on
3 September 2009 to ÖLH Österreichische Luftverkehrs-Holding-GmbH ("ÖLH"). As a result, ÖIAG's shareholding in Austrian Airlines AG was reduced to zero.

Furthermore, Austrian Airlines AG announces that it was informed by ÖLH Österreichische Luftverkehrs-Holding-GmbH that the latter had exceeded the 75 per cent threshold in respect to its voting rights in Austrian Airlines. As of 3 September 2009, ÖLH had acquired a total of 73,586,289 shares. This corresponds to a stake in Austrian Airlines (excluding the treasury shares held by Austrian Airlines) of 86.48% (rounded off to two decimal places) of its total issued share capital.

Please find further information concerning the disclosure according to §§ 24 and 25 Media Act on www.austrian.com

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emitter: Austrian Airlines AG
Office Park 2 Postfach 100
A-1300 Wien-Flughafen
phone: +43 (0)5 1766-11231
FAX: +43 (0)1 688 55 05
mail: Patricia.strampfer@austrian.com
WWW: http://www.austrian.com
sector: Air Transport
ISIN: AT0000620158
indexes: WBI, ATX Prime
stockmarkets: official market: Wien
language: English

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