EANS-Adhoc: Air Berlin realises total revenue of EUR 1.395 billion in the third quarter of 2012 - Operating result increased in
PR Newswire/euro adhoc/ EANS-Adhoc: Air Berlin realises total revenue of EUR 1.395 billion in the third quarter of 2012 - Operating result increased in comparison to same quarter of previous year to EUR 101.2 million - Advanced negotiations on sale of majority interest in frequent flyer programme "topbonus" - Air Berlin expects significantly positive effect on the results of the financial year 2012 ad-hoc disclosure pursuant to section 15 of the WpHG transmitted by euro adhoc with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
Ad hoc Notification Pursuant to § 15 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)
London, 14 November 2012 - Air Berlin has realised a group revenue of EUR 1.395 billion in the third quarter of 2012 as compared to EUR 1.375 billion in the third quarter of 2011. The operating result (EBIT) improved from EUR 96.8 million in the same quarter of the previous year to EUR 101.2 million. Compared to the same quarter of the previous year, EBITDAR increased from EUR 269.3 million to EUR 279.5 million. The financial result improved from EUR -41.6 million to EUR -1.7 million. Pre-tax earnings in the third quarter of 2012 amounted to EUR 100.2 million after 55.2 million in the same quarter of the previous year. The net result of the third quarter of 2012 amounts to EUR 66.6 million after EUR 30.2 million in the third quarter of 2011. Earnings per share based on an average number of 116,800,508 shares outstanding in the third quarter of 2012 thus amounted to EUR 0.57, compared with EUR 0.36 in the same quarter of the previous year (both basic and diluted). As of 30 September 2012, Air Berlin's total assets amounted to EUR 2.385 billion (31 December 2012: EUR 2.264 billion), its total equity amounted to EUR 186.3 million (31 December 2012: EUR 253,7 million) and its net debt amounted to EUR 853.2 million (31 December 2012: EUR 813 million). Air Berlin will publish detailed information on the quarterly results as well as the complete interim report as of 30 September 2012 on the internet at ir.airberlin.com on 15 November 2012 starting at 7:30h (CET).
In addition, Air Berlin PLC announces that Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG is in advanced negotiations with an investor on the sale of a majority interest in Air Berlin's frequent flyer programme "topbonus". The transaction, signing and closing of which is expected to take place until the end of 2012, envisages the carve out of this business unit to an independent legal entity which shall continue to operate and further develop the frequent flyer programme on the basis of a commercial agreement with Air Berlin. Air Berlin PLC expects that the transaction will have a significantly positive effect on the results of the financial year 2012. The transaction requires in particular the approval of the Board of Directors of both parties and will be subject to approval by the German and Austrian merger control authorities.
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