Continental Unloading Copa Shares (CPA, CAL)

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Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE: CPA) announced today that it has filed a registration statement for a proposed offering of 3,977,300 Class A non-voting shares of Copa Holdings by selling shareholder Continental Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: CAL).

Morgan Stanley will be the sole book-running manager, while UBS Investment Bank will be the joint lead manager of this offering.  The underwriters also have an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 397,700 shares from Continental Airlines.

Continental will hold about 1.3% of the outstanding Class A shares if the underwriters do not exercise the over-allotment option; and it will not own any more Class A shares if the underwriters exercise the full over-allotment option. 

Copa Holdings will not receive any proceeds from the offering.

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Jon C. Ogg
May 12, 2008