EANS-Voting Rights: Air Berlin PLC / Release according to article 26, section 1 WpHG (Securities Trading Act) with the aim of Europe-wide distribution

Notification of voting rights transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement.

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Person/company obliged to make the notification:
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Name: The Government of Abu Dhabi Place: Abu Dhabi State: United Arab Emirates

Release of a voting rights announcement according to article 26, section 1.1 WpHG (Securities Trading Act) with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution

London, 11 March 2013 - Air Berlin PLC was informed on 10 March 2013 that the Government of Abu Dhabi holds through Etihad Airways PJSC convertible bonds in Air Berlin PLC on 6 March 2013 which bonds, if converted into shares during the conversion period from 16 April 2013 to 20 February 2019, would convert into 14,184,397 shares of Air Berlin PLC. Etihad Airways PJSC would hold 48,306,972 shares in Air Berlin PLC in total, which would represent more than 36% of its voting rights in the company.
Since Etihad Airways PJSC would only exercise any conversion rights under the convertible bonds to prevent a dilution of its current shareholding resulting from the conversion by other bondholders, the current and actual percentage holding of Etihad PJSC's voting rights in Air Berlin PLC remains unchanged at 29.21%.
The Government of Abu Dhabi, as 100% shareholder of Etihad Airways PJSC, is indirectly interested in the Air Berlin PLC's shares owned by Etihad Airways PJSC.

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issuer: 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: free trade: Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, free trade/Bondm:
Stuttgart, regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt language: English

Digital press kit: http://www.ots.at/pressemappe/EASY_12274/aom

Rückfragen & Kontakt:

Ingolf Hegner
SVP Investor Relations
+49 (0)30 3434 1590
ingolf.hegner@airberlin.com

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