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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.
Air Berlin PLC The Hour House 32 High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1ER Hertfordshire
Great Britain ISIN GB00B128C026, WKN AB1000, (Share) on the Frankfurt Stock
Exchange (Regulated Market, Prime Standard) ISIN DE000A0NQ9H6 (Con-vertible
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
Further inquiry note:
SVP Investor Relations
+49 (0)30 3434 1590
issuer: Air Berlin PLC
The Hour House, High Street 32
UK-WD3 1ER Rickmansworth, Herts
phone: +49 (0)30 3434 1500
FAX: +49 (0)30/3434-1509
sector: Air Transport
indexes: SDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, free trade/Bondm:
Stuttgart, regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt
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