RNS Number : 2243A
International Cons Airlines Group
18 December 2014
NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OR REGULATIONS OF THAT JURISDICTION.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF A FIRM INTENTION TO MAKE AN OFFER UNDER RULE 2.5 OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES 2013 ("IRISH TAKEOVER RULES") AND THERE CAN BE NO CERTAINTY THAT AN OFFER WILL BE MADE, NOR AS TO THE TERMS ON WHICH ANY OFFER WILL BE MADE.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATEMENT ON POSSIBLE OFFER FOR AER LINGUS PLC ("Aer Lingus" or the "Company")
International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. (IAG) notes the recent movement in the share price of Aer Lingus and confirms it submitted a proposal to make an offer for the Company, which has been rejected by the Board of Aer Lingus.
There can be no certainty that any further proposal or offer will be forthcoming.
A further statement will be made if and when appropriate.
Andrew Barker (Head of Investor Relations, IAG): +44 208 564 2901
For media enquiries, contact the IAG press office on: +44 208 564 2810
The Directors of IAG accept responsibility for the information contained in this announcement. To the best of their knowledge and belief (having taken all reasonable care to ensure that such is the case), the information contained in this announcement for which they accept responsibility is in accordance with the facts and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information.
This announcement does not constitute an announcement of a firm intention to make an offer under Rule 2.5 of the Irish Takeover Panel Act, 1997, Takeover Rules 2013 (Irish Takeover Rules). A person interested in (as defined in the Irish Takeover Rules) 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of Aer Lingus may have disclosure obligations under Rule 8.3 of the Irish Takeover Rules, effective from the date of this announcement.
A copy of this announcement will be available on the IAG website at www.iagshares.com.
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