EANS-Voting Rights: Air Berlin PLC / 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

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Notification of voting rights transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement.
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TR-1 notice

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

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.

Air Berlin PLC The Hour House 32 High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1ER Hertfordshire Great Britain ISIN GB00B128C026, WKN AB1000 (Share) Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Regulated Market, Prime Standard) ISIN DE000A0NQ9H6 (Convertible Bonds 2007) Euro MTF Market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange ISIN DE000AB100A6 (Bonds 2010), ISIN DE000AB100B4 (Bonds April 2011) and ISIN DE000AB100C2 (Bonds November 2011 and November 2012) each of these three bonds Bondm Segment of the Open Market of the Stock Exchange Baden-Württemberg and Main Securities Market of the Irish Stock Exchange

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