AirTrust holds 96 per cent of SWISS share capital

3 June 2005

Grace period from June 9 to June 22, 2005 for acceptance of tender offer

Following the expiration of the offer period, Lufthansa and the Almea Foundation hold a total of 96.0 per cent of the share capital of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. via the Swiss-domiciled company AirTrust AG. Contractual undertakings to sell have been obtained from SWISS’ major shareholders accounting for 84.6 per cent of SWISS’ share capital; and a further 11.4 per cent of SWISS shares have been offered for sale to AirTrust by the company’s minority shareholders.

AirTrust submitted a public tender offer to all SWISS minority shareholders on May 4, 2005. By the end of the offer period on June 2, 2005, AirTrust had been offered a total of 6,098,426 SWISS shares for purchase. This corresponds to 73.6 per cent of the 8,281,110 SWISS shares held by minority shareholders at the end of the offer period.

Subject to the pending anti-trust approval, AirTrust declares the public tender offer to be successful.

As specified in the offer prospectus, a grace period of ten trading days will start from June 9 until June 22, 2005, during which remaining minority shareholders will be able to subsequently accept the tender offer.

With a total shareholding of 96 per cent of SWISS’ share capital, AirTrust now holds more than the minimum number of SWISS shares required to effect a squeeze-out merger of minority shareholders. In view of this, and following the procurement of the requisite approval from the EU competition authorities and the expiration of the grace period, AirTrust might consider the possibility of effecting a squeeze-out merger of SWISS and AirTrust, with due compensation of the remaining SWISS shareholders.

For further questions please contact:

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Corporate Communications
Phone+49 69 696 – 2999
Fax+49 69 696 – 95428

Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
Corporate Communications
Phone +41 848 773 773
Fax +41 44 564 2127

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