Aer Lingus Group PLC AERL Updated Rule 2.10 Announcement

  Aer Lingus Group PLC (AERL) - Updated Rule 2.10 Announcement

RNS Number : 1894G
Aer Lingus Group PLC
26 June 2012




                             Aer Lingus Group plc

                             ISE: EIL1 LSE: AERL

         Updated Rule 2.10 announcement- Relevant securities in Issue

Dublin &  London 26  June 2012:  In accordance  with Rule  2.10 of  the  Irish 
Takeover Rules on Takeovers  and Mergers (the "Rules"),  Aer Lingus Group  plc 
("Aer Lingus " or "the Company") confirms that, as at the close of business on
25 June 2012, its issued  share capital comprised 534,040,090 ordinary  shares 
of €0.05 each ("Ordinary Shares").

In addition, the Company confirms there are 1,500,000 outstanding options over
Ordinary Shares  which  have been  granted  by  the Company,  are  subject  to 
performance conditions and have exercise prices ranging from €0.573 to €0.886.

Under the Company's  Long Term  Incentive Plan, there  are conditional  awards 
("Awards") over 12,964,629  Ordinary Shares  outstanding. The  trustee of  the 
Company's Long Term Incentive Plan  currently holds 3,946,658 Ordinary  Shares 
for the  purposes of  satisfying any  vestings of  Awards and  is entitled  to 
acquire such further Ordinary Shares as it requires to satisfy vestings of the
Awards. Upon a  change in  control becoming  effective, the  actual number  of 
Ordinary Shares which can vest  may vary in accordance  with the rules of  the 
Long Term Incentive Plan and the terms upon which the Awards were granted.

The International Securities Identification Number for the Ordinary Shares  is 
IE00B1CMPN86.

Enquires:

Investors & Analysts
Declan Murphy         Aer Lingus Investor Relations     Tel:  +353 1 886 2228

Jonathan Neilan       FTI Consulting                    Tel:  +353 1 663 3686
Media
Declan Kearney        Aer Lingus Communications         Tel:  +353 1 886 3662
                     Financial Advisor                 Tel: + 44 207 280
                                                              5000
Rothschild                                            
                                                              
Robert Leitao                                          
                                                              
Stuart Vincent        Financial Advisor & Joint Broker Tel:
                                                              + 353 1 667
Emmet Walsh                                                 0400

                     Financial Advisor & Joint Broker  Tel: 

Goodbody                                                    + 44 207 567
                                                              8000
Finbarr Griffin

Linda Hickey





UBS

Hew Glyn Davies

Anna Richardson Brown

The  directors  of  Aer  Lingus  Group  plc  accept  responsibility  for   the 
information contained in this announcement. To  the best of the knowledge  and 
belief of the  directors of Aer  Lingus Group (who  have taken all  reasonable 
care to  ensure that  such is  the case),  the information  contained in  this 
announcement is in accordance with the facts and does not omit anything likely
to affect the import of such information.

Dealing Disclosure Requirements

Under the  provisions of  Rule 8.3  of  the Irish  Takeover Panel  Act,  1997, 
Takeover Rules 2007, as  amended (the "Irish Takeover  Rules"), if any  person 
is, or becomes, 'interested' (directly or  indirectly) in, 1 percent, or  more 
of any class of 'relevant securities' of Aer Lingus or Ryanair, all 'dealings'
in any 'relevant securities' of Aer  Lingus or Ryanair (including by means  of 
an option in  respect of, or  a derivative referenced  to, any such  'relevant 
securities') must be  publicly disclosed  by not  later than  3:30 pm  (Dublin 
time) on the business day following the date of the relevant transaction. This
requirement will continue until the date on which the Offer becomes  effective 
or on  which  the  'Offer period'  otherwise  ends.  If two  or  more  persons 
co-operate on the basis of any agreement, either express or tacit, either oral
or written, to acquire an 'interest' in 'relevant securities' of Aer Lingus or
Ryanair, they will be deemed to be a single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3
of the Irish Takeover Rules.

Under the provisions of Rule 8.1  of the Irish Takeover Rules, all  'dealings' 
in 'relevant securities' of Aer Lingus by Ryanair or 'relevant securities'  of 
Ryanair by Aer Lingus, or by any of their respective 'associates' must also be
disclosed by no later than 12 noon (Dublin time) on the business day following
the date of the relevant transaction.

A disclosure  table,  giving  details  of the  companies  in  whose  'relevant 
securities' 'dealings' should be disclosed can be found on the Panel's website
at www.irishtakeoverpanel.ie.

'Interests in securities' arise, in summary,  when a person has long  economic 
exposure, whether  conditional  or  absolute,  to  changes  in  the  price  of 
securities. In particular, a person will be treated as having an 'interest' by
virtue of the ownership or control of  securities, or by virtue of any  option 
in respect of, or derivative referenced to, securities.

Terms in quotation marks  are defined in the  Irish Takeover Rules, which  can 
also be found on the Irish Takeover  Panel's website. If you are in any  doubt 
as to whether  or not you  are required to  disclose a dealing  under Rule  8, 
please consult the Panel's website at www.irishtakeoverpanel.ieor contact the
Panel on telephone number +353 1 678 9020; fax number +353 1 678 9289.

Rothschild is acting exclusively for Aer Lingus and no one else in  connection 
with the subject matter  of this announcement and  will not be responsible  to 
anyone other than Aer Lingus for providing the protections offered to  clients 
of Rothschild nor for  providing advice in relation  to the subject matter  of 
this announcement or any other matters referred to in this announcement.

Goodbody Stockbrokers and Goodbody Corporate  Finance, which are regulated  by 
the Central Bank of Ireland, are acting exclusively for Aer Lingus and no  one 
else in connection with the subject  matter of this announcement and will  not 
be responsible to anyone other than  Aer Lingus for providing the  protections 
offered to clients of Goodbody Stockbrokers and/or Goodbody Corporate  Finance 
nor  for  providing  advice  in  relation  to  the  subject  matter  of   this 
announcement or any other matters referred to in this announcement.

UBS is acting exclusively for  Aer Lingus and no  one else in connection  with 
the subject matter of this announcement and will not be responsible to  anyone 
other than Aer Lingus for providing the protections offered to clients of  UBS 
nor  for  providing  advice  in  relation  to  the  subject  matter  of   this 
announcement or any other matters referred to in this announcement.



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