Indigo Partners to divest its shares of Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) has issued this statement about the shares owned by Indigo Partners:

Spirit Airlines, Inc. has announced the public offering of 12,070,920 shares of common stock by certain existing stockholders affiliated with Indigo Partners LLC. Upon completion of the offering, investment funds affiliated with Indigo will no longer own shares of common stock of Spirit Airlines. The company will not receive any proceeds from this offering. Barclays is acting as the sole underwriter for the offering.

The shares of common stock are being offered pursuant to the Company’s existing shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on July 31, 2012.

In connection with the offering, the Company also announced that William A. Franke and John R. Wilson have informed the Company that upon completion of the offering, they expect to resign as directors at the next board meeting, presently scheduled for August 7, 2013. Upon Mr. Franke’s resignation, the Company’s board intends to elect Mr. H. McIntyre Gardner, a director since 2010, as Chairman of the Board.

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