The Extraordinary General Meeting of EFG Eurobank Ergasias S.A. (the Bank) convened today approved the Board’s proposal regarding payment of an interim dividend of € 0.32 per share. The Board’s proposal was based on the Group’s significant profitability increase, its strong capital position and its proven capability of meeting Management’s objectives for the period 2007-2010. The total interim dividend of €167 million is 23% higher that the total interim dividend paid in 2006. The ex-right date of the interim dividend and its payment date will be determined by decision of the Bank’s Board of Directors in due course.
The Extraordinary General Meeting also agreed to issue 170,000 bonus shares to Group employees who contribute through their personal and team effort to the Bank’s growth.
The proposal of the Bank’s Board to give Shareholders the option to receive the interim dividend, at their discretion, either in cash or in shares will be discussed, in the absence of the required quorum at today’s meeting at the Repeat Extraordinary General Meeting convened for Wednesday, 21 November 2007.