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|Statement on possible cash offer for Aer Lingus|
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STATEMENT ON POSSIBLE CASH OFFER FOR AER LINGUS GROUP PLC ("
The Board of
It is IAG's intention that under its ownership,
§ operate as a separate business with its own brand, management and operations, continuing to provide connectivity to
§ join the oneworld alliance, of which
§ join the joint business that IAG operates over the North Atlantic with
IAG believes that the proposal would secure and strengthen Aer Lingus's brand and long term future within a successful and profitable European airline group, offering significant benefits to both
IAG recognises the importance of direct air services and air route connectivity for investment and tourism in
A further statement will be made if and when appropriate.
IAG Investor Relations
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
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