24 January 2012

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

Air Berlin PLC [Pressemappe]


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


TR-1 notice

Person/company obliged to make the notification:


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, 24 January 2012 - Air Berlin PLC was informed on 24 January 2012 that the voting rights of the Government of Abu Dhabi held through Etihad Airways PJSC in Air Berlin PLC have increased to 29.2147% as of 24 January 2012. The number of shares directly held by Etihad Airways now is 34,122,575.

The government of Abu Dhabi, as 100% shareholder of Etihad Airways, is indirectly interested in the Air Berlin shares owned by Etihad Airways.

Air Berlin PLC
The Hour House 32
High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1ER
Hertford-shire Great Britain

ISIN GB00B128C026, WKN AB1000, (Share) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Regulated Market, Prime Standard) ISIN DE000A0NQ9H6 (Convertible Bonds 2007) Euro MTF Market on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange ISIN DE000AB100A6 (Bond 2010), ISIN DE000AB100B4 (Bond April 2011) and ISIN DE000AB100C2 (Bond November 2011) each of the three bonds segment Bondm of the open market on the Stuttgart Stock Exchange and Main Securities Market on the Irish Stock Exchange