EFG Eurobank Ergasias S.A. announces the following:
Α. The Annual General Meeting of April 8th, 2008, with a quorum of 58.91%, resolved the following in respect of the items of the Agenda shown on the Invitation dated 17.03.2008:
1. The approval of the annual financial statements for the year 2007, the distribution of €18.2m to the Group’s directors, executive management and employees and the payment of a dividend of € 0.82 per share. Given the interim dividend distribution for the financial year 2007 of €0.32 per share, according to the Bank’s Extraordinary General Meeting resolution as at November 9th 2007, the balance to be distributed to the shareholders as a final dividend amounts to € 0.50 per share. The Board of Directors will determine and announce the exact ex-dividend and payment dates, as well as the procedure for shareholders to collect payment.4. Distribution of 1,400,000 free shares to employees of the Bank and its subsidiaries to be issued by capitalising profits of the financial year 2007, with a corresponding share capital increase of €3,850,000. Article 5 of the Articles of Association will be amended accordingly.5. Discharge of the Board of Directors and the Auditors from all responsibility of indemnification in relation to the financial year 2007.6. The appointment of the firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers for the financial year 2008. Fees will be determined according to the decisions of the Supervising Board of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Greece.
7. The approval of a) the fees paid to Directors for services rendered during the financial year 2007, as pre-approved by previous General Meetings, and b) the fees payable to Directors during the financial year 2008.8. The acquisition of Treasury (own) shares by the Bank under the share buy-back program according to article 16 of c.l. 2190/1920, for a period of up to twenty four months from today, in a once-off or staggered purchase, at a maximum price of €34 per share and a minimum price equal to the nominal value at any time (currently €2.75), of a number of shares corresponding to no more than 5% of the total number of the Bank’s shares in issue at any time.
The above mentioned resolutions of the General Meeting will be implemented following regulatory approvals and due legal procedure.
B. The discussion on the remaining items (2, 3 and 9) of the Agenda was postponed due to lack of quorum, to the Repeat Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders convened on Monday, April 21st 2008, at 10 a.m. at “Bodossaki Foundation Building” (conference room “John S. Latsis”), Amalias Av. 20, Athens, as decided by the Board of Directors on March 17th, 2008, without the publication of a further invitation.