EANS-Adhoc: Air Berlin PLC / Air Berlin in negotiations with NIKI

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Ad-Hoc Release pursuant to Sec. 15 Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

London, 16 February 2010 - With regard to the statements of its Austrian partner Mr. Andreas Nikolaus Lauda published in the Austrian press Air Berlin PLC states as follows:
Air Berlin PLC is in advanced negotiations regarding the increase of Air Berlin PLC's shareholding in NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH, Vienna. The negotiations have not been completed yet and Air Berlin PLC has not yet obtained the approval of its board of directors. A board meeting is scheduled for tomorrow 17 February 2010.

Air Berlin PLC
The Hour House
32 High Street
Rickmansworth WD3 1ER
Hertfordshire Great Britain
WKN AB1000 (Share)
on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
(Regulated Market, Prime Standard)
WKN A0NQ9H (Convertible Bond 2007)
Euro MTF Market
on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange
WKN A1ALH0 (Convertible Bond 2009)
Open Market on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

end of announcement euro adhoc

issuer: Air Berlin PLC The Hour House, High Street 32 UK-WD3 1ER Rickmansworth, Herts phone: +49 (0)30 3434 1500 FAX: +49 (0)30/3434-1049 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

Digitale Pressemappe: http://www.ots.at/pressemappe/EASY_12274

Rückfragen & Kontakt:

Ingolf Hegner
Head of Investor Relations
+49 (0)30 3434 1532