Autogrill purchases over 12.5% of Alpha Airports Group

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 13:05

Milan , 30 May 2007 - Further to recent movements in Alpha Airports Group plc's (AAP LN) share price, one of the leading UK aviation support services company, Autogrill S.p.A. (AGL IM) announces that it has this morning acquired at a price of 95 pence per share and currently holds a total of 21,995,200 shares in Alpha Airports (over 12.5% of the share capital).

Autogrill is currently reviewing its options including whether or not to make a cash offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Alpha Airports.

Autogrill's considerations are at a preliminary stage and there is no certainty that any offer will be made.

A further announcement will be made when appropriate.