EFG Eurobank Ergasias S.A., informs the shareholders of the following:
The Extraordinary General Meeting of the shareholders of the Bank resolved at its session on November 21st, 2007 to increase the share capital of the Bank through the issue of new shares financed by reinvestment of the interim dividend for the year 2007.
Those entitled to receive, at their sole discretion, the interim dividend in the form of shares of the Bank instead of cash are the beneficiaries of the interim dividend and specifically the shareholders of the Bank, who will be recorded in the Hellenic Exchanges S.A. (H.E.L.E.X.) Register after the closure of the Athens Exchange S.A. session on November 29th, 2007.
Those shareholders, who choose to receive all or part of their interim dividend in the form of shares of the Bank, reinvesting (in total or in part respectively) their interim dividend, are asked to submit their notification, within the period from 23.11.2007 to 7.12.2007, by following the procedure set out below:
- Shareholders whose operator is the Bank should submit their notification to the Bank’s branches by 7 December 2007.
- Shareholders with other operators should notify their operator in writing by 3 December 2007 (unless otherwise instructed by their operator). In case operators do not wish to process reinvestment, shareholders need to notify their operator in writing by 3 December 2007 that they wish to be exempt from the interim dividend payment and then to notify the Bank in writing by 7 December 2007 that they wish to receive their interim dividend in shares.
Fractions of shares shall not be issued and so the amount re-invested will correspond to a whole number of shares. Any balance left after each shareholder’s re-investment in shares will be paid to the shareholder in cash on the interim dividend payment date.
Shareholders who do not exercise their right to receive all or part of their interim dividend in the form of shares of the Bank, will receive all the interim dividend or any balance of it in cash respectively, starting from the payment date, namely on December 10th, 2007, in accordance with the procedure separately announced by the Bank.
For further information, shareholders are kindly requested to contact the Bank’s Shareholders’ Department: 8, Iolkou Str. and Filikis Etaireias (Building A), 142 34 Nea Ionia, tel. +30 210 35 23 300.
Athens, November 21, 2007
EFG Eurobank Ergasias S.A.