ATLANTA (AP) - Delta Air Lines Inc., the world's biggest air
carrier, has agreed to offer nearly 18.2 million common shares
through Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

Atlanta-based Delta said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Wednesday it may offer and sell the shares from time to time through Citi, which will act as the carrier's sales agent.

Any share sales will be made through ordinary brokers'
transactions on the New York Stock Exchange, at market prices, in
block transactions, or as otherwise agreed with Citi, Delta said.

The airline will pay Citi a commission equal to 2 percent of the
gross sales price per share sold under the equity distribution
agreement.

All of the shares offered under the agreement were withheld for
tax purposes from equity awards made to Delta employees, and
certain equity awards of Delta employees that vested, in connection with the airline's acquisition of Northwest Airlines.

Shares of Delta sank 35 cents, or 3.1 percent, to $10.83 in
morning trading.


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