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Jet2.com

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May 15, 2020 at 09:48

Dart Group PLC ("the Group")

Covid Corporate Financing Facility

Dart Group PLC, the Leisure Travel and Distribution & Logistics group, is delighted to announce that it has today been confirmed as an eligible issuer for the Bank of England COVID Corporate Financing Facility ("CCFF") and has put in place a £300m commercial paper programme to facilitate issuance under it. The CCFF will be used to provide standby liquidity, should that be required, and is currently unutilised. The CCFF is designed to support liquidity among larger businesses who are capable of demonstrating that they make a material contribution to the UK economy and are able to display sound financial health, equivalent to an investment grade rating, prior to the economic shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Philip Meeson, Executive Chairman, commented:

“The Group is grateful to both the Bank of England and HM Treasury for the provision of the CCFF, and together with the fully drawn Revolving Credit Facility of £100m, these two sources of additional liquidity will provide the Group with headroom to deal with the present disruption and associated working capital requirements, ensuring we can continue to support our great business through this challenging period.

Though still early, we continue to be encouraged by the volume of our customer bookings for summer 2021 and their associated pricing. Based on this limited visibility, we are confident that once normality returns, our Customers will be determined to enjoy the wonderful experience of a well-deserved Jet2 holiday and that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will continue to have a thriving future, taking millions of UK holidaymakers annually, to the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and to European Leisure Cities.”

For further information, please contact:

Dart Group PLC

Philip Meeson, Executive Chairman

Gary Brown, Group Chief Financial Officer

Tel: 0113 239 7817


Cenkos Securities plc

Nominated Adviser

Katy Birkin/Russel Cook

Tel: 020 7397 8900


Canaccord Genuity - Joint Broker

Adam James

Tel: 020 7523 8000


Arden Partners - Joint Broker

Paul Shackleton/Daniel Gee-Summons

Tel: 020 7614 5900


Buchanan - Financial PR

Richard Oldworth

Tel: 020 7466 5000