REG-Norges Bank Form 8.3 - Aer Lingus Group Plc

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   FORM 8.3                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                           
   
IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL                                                                                                                                                                   
   
                                                                                                                                                                                       
   
DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 8.3 OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2007 (AS AMENDED)                                                                                     
   
                                                                                                                                                                                       
   
DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE                                                                                                      
   
                                                                                                                                                                                       
   
1. KEY INFORMATION                                                                                                                                                                     
   Name of person dealing (Note 1)                                                                            Norges Bank                                                                  
   Company dealt in                                                                                           Aer Lingus Group Plc                                                         
   Class of relevant security to which the dealings being disclosed relate (Note 2)                           Common stock                                                                 
                                                                                                              ISIN IE00B1CMPN86                                                            
   Date of dealing                                                                                            4 February 2013                                                              
   2. INTERESTS AND SHORT POSITIONS                                                                                                                                                        
   
                                                                                                                                                                                       
   
(a) Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant security dealt in (Note 3)                                                                              
                                                                                                              Long                                              Short                      
                                                                                                              Number (%)                                        Number (%)                 
   (1) Relevant securities                                                                                    6,231,513 (1.18%)                                                            
   (2) Derivatives (other than options)                                                                                                                                                    
   (3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell                                                                                                                                             
   Total                                                                                                      6,231,513 (1.18%)                                                            
   (b) Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other than the class dealt in (Note 3)                                                                         
   Class of relevant security:                                                                                Long                                              Short                      
                                                                                                              Number (%)                                        Number (%)                 
   (1) Relevant securities                                                                                                                                                                 
   (2) Derivatives (other than options)                                                                                                                                                    
   (3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell                                                                                                                                             
   Total                                                                                                                                                                                   
   1 February 2009                                                                                                                                                                         


   3. DEALINGS (Note 4)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
   
(a) Purchases and sales                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
   Purchase/sale                                                                  Number of relevant securities                                                                                                                 Price per unit (Note 5)                                                                      
   Purchase                                                                       8,100                                                                                                                                         1.28 EUR                                                                                     
   (b) Derivatives transactions (other than options transactions)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
   Product name, e.g. CFD                                   Nature of transaction                                                               Number of relevant securities                                                                          Price per unit                                                        
                                                            
                                                                                   
                                                                                                      
                                                                     
                                                            
(Note 6)                                                                           
(Note 7)                                                                                              
(Note 5)                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
   (c) Options transactions in respect of existing relevant securities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
   
(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
   Product name, e.g. call option  Writing, selling, purchasing, varying etc.                       Number of securities to which the option relates (Note 7)                Exercise price         Type, e.g. American, European etc.                 Expiry date           Option money paid/received per unit (Note 5)    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
   (ii) Exercising                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
   Product name, e.g. call option                                                 Number of securities                                                                                                                          Exercise price per unit (Note 5)                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
   (d) Other dealings (including transactions in respect of new securities) (Note 4)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
   Nature of transaction                                                          Details                                                                                                                                       Price per unit                                                                               
   (Note 8)                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (if applicable) (Note 5)                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
   1 February 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


   4. OTHER INFORMATION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
   
Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
   Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other person relating to the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced. If none, this should be stated.           
   None                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
   Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9) YES/NO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
   Date of disclosure                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 February 2013                                                                                                                           
   Contact name                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Stanislav Boiadjiev                                                                                                                       
   Telephone number                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                +47 2407 3142                                                                                                                             
   If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with which connected                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
   If a connected EFM, state nature of connection (Note 10)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
   1 February 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


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