Air Berlin PLC: Release of voting rights announcement according to section 26(1)(1) of the WpHG (German Securities Trading Act) with the aim of Europe-wide distribution

TR-1 notice (notification of voting rights pursuant to English law)

Details of listed company: Air Berlin PLC, The Hour House, 32 High Street, Rickmansworth Hertfordshire, WD3 1ER, United Kingdom

Person/company obliged to make the notification:
Name: D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.
Place: New York, NY
State: USA

and

Name: D. E. Shaw & Co. (London), LLP
Place: London
State: United Kingdom

London, 10 August 2015 – Air Berlin PLC was notified by D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and D. E. Shaw & Co. (London), LLP on 5 August 2015 that a change in the delta of convertible bonds issued by Air Berlin Finance B.V., which are convertible into ordinary shares of Air Berlin PLC and which constitute the underlying of the contracts for differences on convertible bonds referred to below, resulted in a total position which crossed the threshold of 5% on 3 August 2015.

The following voting rights were notified:

A. 550,000 Ordinary Shares (ISIN GB00B128C026) held indirectly via Barclays Capital Securities Limited with 550,000 voting rights, which corresponds to a portion of 0.47% of voting rights.

B. Financial instruments with the following characteristics:

1. Contract for Differences on Convertible Bonds
Expiration date: 30 April 2018
Number of voting rights instrument refers to: 2,795,350
% of voting rights instrument refers to: Delta 2.39%

2. Contract for Differences on Convertible Bonds
Expiration date: 5 January 2016
Number of voting rights instrument refers to: 2,121,471
% of voting rights instrument refers to: Delta 1.82%

3. Contract for Differences on Convertible Bonds
Expiration date:10 April 2016
Number of voting rights instrument refers to: 873,547
% of voting rights instrument refers to: Delta 0.75%

The total amount of voting rights held pursuant to paragraph A. above and voting rights to which financial instruments refer pursuant to paragraph B. above was equal to 5.43% as of 3 August 2015, which corresponds to a number of 6,340,369 voting rights.

Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and the financial instruments are effectively held:

Each of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. (“DESCO LP”) and D. E. Shaw & Co. (London), LLP (“DESCO London”) is notifying solely in its capacity as a discretionary investment manager. As general partner of DESCO LP, D. E. Shaw & Co., Inc. (“DESCO Inc.”) is a parent undertaking of DESCO LP and, indirectly, of DESCO London. By virtue of David E. Shaw’s position as president and sole shareholder of DESCO Inc., which is the general partner of DESCO LP, David E. Shaw is a parent undertaking of DESCO LP and, indirectly, of DESCO London.

Air Berlin PLC The Hour House 32 High Street Rickmansworth Hertfordshire WD3 1ER United Kingdom ISIN GB00B128C026, WKN AB1000, (Share) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Regulated Market, Prime Standard), ISIN DE000A0NQ9H6 (Convertible Bonds 2007) Euro MTF market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, ISIN DE000AB100A6 (Bond 2010), ISIN DE000AB100B4 (Bond April 2011 and January 2014) each of the two bonds trading segment Bondm of the open market of the Stuttgart Stock Exchange and Euro MTF market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, ISIN DE000A1HGM38 (Convertible Bonds 2013) Open Market Frankfurt Stock Exchange ISIN XS1051719786 (EUR Bond May 2014) Euro MTF market der Luxembourg Stock Exchange ISIN XS1051723895 (CHF Bond May 2014) SIX Swiss Exchange and Euro MTF market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange