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29.10.2009 – 08:34


TUI AG sets indicative coupon range for the convertible bond

  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.



Hanover, 29 October 2009. TUI AG ("TUI") has extended to its shareholders a subscription offer for convertible bonds ("Bonds") in an aggregate issue size of around EUR 250 million, with up to approximately 39.1 million ordinary shares of TUI underlying the Bonds. The subscription period ends on 11 November 2009 (including).

Subject to the exercise by shareholders of their subscription rights ("claw-back"), all Bonds for which subscription rights have not been exercised prior to such offer, will be offered today, by ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (London Branch), Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Goldman Sachs International and UniCredit Group (Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG), acting as Joint Bookrunners for this transaction, for purchase to selected qualified investors outside of the United States of America in the course of a bookbuilding.

Based on the authorisation of the Annual General Meeting held on 13 May 2009, the conversion price of the Bonds will be set at a premium of 20% to the reference price, which will equal the volume weighted average XETRA price of TUI´s ordinary shares from start of trading today until end of trading on the day prior to the announcement of the final terms in the Federal Gazette (elektronischer Bundesanzeiger), which is expected to be published tomorrow.

The maturity of the Bonds is 5 years. The Bonds will be issued at 100% of their principal amount (which will be ten times the conversion price per Bond) on 17 November 2009 and are expected to pay a coupon of between 4.5% - 5.5%, payable semi-annually in arrears.

The coupon will be determined based on today´s bookbuilding process.

The Management Board will, with the consent of the Supervisory Board, determine the final and binding terms and conditions of the transaction and expects to publish such final conditions in the Federal Gazette (elektronischer Bundesanzeiger) around 30 October 2009 and in the Börsen-Zeitung around 31 October 2009.

With this transaction, TUI intends to extend its debt maturity profile. The proceeds from the issuance of the Bonds will be used for general corporate purposes.

TUI intends to include the Bonds to trading on the Open Market (Freiverkehr) segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The Management Board

Not for release, publication or distribution in the United States or to U.S. Persons, Canada, Australia, Japan and any other jurisdiction in which offers or sales of securities are prohibited by applicable law.

This ad-hoc announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute or form part of, and should not be construed as an offer or an invitation to sell, or issue or the solicitation of any offer to buy or subscribe for, any securities. In connection with this transaction there has not been, nor will there be, any public offering of the Bonds. No prospectus will be prepared in connection with the offering of the Bonds. The Bonds may not be offered to the public in any jurisdiction in circumstances which would require the Issuer of the Bonds to prepare or register any prospectus or offering document relating to the Bonds in such jurisdiction. The distribution of this ad-hoc announcement and the offer and sale of the Bonds in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law.

This ad-hoc announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities in the United States. The securities referred to herein (including the Bonds, the subscription rights and the shares of TUI) have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or the securities laws of any State within the United States, and may not be offered or sold, pledged or otherwise transferred in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. Persons (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act), absent registration under the Securities Act or pursuant to an available exemption from such registration and applicable state or local securities laws. This ad-hoc announcement and the information contained herein may not be distributed or sent into the United States, or in any other jurisdiction in which offers or sales of the securities described herein would be prohibited by applicable laws and should not be distributed to U.S. Persons or publications with a general circulation in the United States. No offering of the Bonds or shares of TUI is being made in the United States.

This ad-hoc announcement is not for general publication, release or distribution in the United Kingdom and may only be distributed in the United Kingdom to persons who (i) are investment professionals falling within article 19(5) of the U.K. Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, in its current version (the "Order"), or (ii) are high net worth entities or other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated falling within article 49(2) (a) to (d) of the order (all such persons will be termed "Relevant Persons" below). Anyone in the United Kingdom who is not a Relevant Person may not act on the basis of this ad-hoc announcement or its contents. Any investment or investment activity to which this ad-hoc announcement refers is only available to Relevant Persons and is only carried out with Relevant Persons.

Ende der Mitteilung                               euro adhoc

Further inquiry note:

Investor Relations contact:
Björn Beroleit, phone +49 (0) 511 566 1310
Nicola Gehrt, phone +49 (0) 511 566 1435

Media contact:
Uwe Kattwinkel, phone +49 (0) 511 566 1417
Robin Zimmermann, phone +49 (0) 511 566 1488

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