Continental Airlines Completes Common Stock Offering

3rd Dec 2001

Continental Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: CAL),
today announced that it completed its previously announced common stock
offering under its shelf registration.

The company sold 7,751,000 shares of Class B common stock, which includes
the underwriter`s full exercise of its overallotment option, at a price of
$22.50 per share.  Net proceeds to the company totaled approximately
$172.1 million and will be used for general corporate purposes.
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (“Merrill Lynch”) acted
as sole underwriter for the offering.  Copies of the prospectus supplement and
prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Merrill Lynch,
4 World Financial Center, North Tower, New York, NY 10281-1200.  These
documents have also been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and
are available at the SEC`s Web site at .
Continental Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the U.S., offering
more than 1,900 departures daily to 124 domestic and 84 international
destinations.  Operating hubs in Newark, Houston, Cleveland and Guam,
Continental serves more international cities than any other U.S. carrier,
including extensive service throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.  For
more information, visit .
The shares will be issued pursuant to a shelf registration statement that
was previously filed.  This press release shall not constitute an offer to
sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy shares of Continental common stock.
An offering of shares of Continental common stock will be made only by means
of a prospectus.  The prospectus shall not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these
securities, in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be
unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of
any such state.



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