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Eurobank EFG Equities No 1 in 2011

Eurobank EFG Equities Investment Firm S.A. has once again achieved the first place amongst the rest of the Greek brokerage firms with a market share of 14 % in the Athens Stock Exchange, under extremely adverse conditions in the local market.

Eurobank EFG Equities having the largest sales network in Greece with 30,000 active private clients and 170,000 brokerage accounts is the largest brokerage firm servicing retail and corporate clients in their transactions in the Athens Stock Exchange. The Firmis also one of the largest players in international stocks dealing as well as Greek and international derivative product transactions.

Despite the extremely adverse market conditions, the Eurobank EFG Equities Investment Banking Division concluded the largest transaction in terms of value with the sale of privately held generic pharma developer Specifar Pharmaceuticals SA to Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. Furthermore, Eurobank EFG Equities among other transactions concluded the restructuring of the Hyatt Regency group, and acted as financial advisor and underwriter in the Agricultural Bank of Greece share capital increase. Moreover, in 2011 it kicked off the project for the disinvestment of Agricultural Bank from the Hellenic Sugar Industry. Also within 2011 acted as financial advisor to OPAP for the extension of it exclusivity agreement with the Hellenic Republic as well as for the underwriting of the VLTs. Finally, Eurobank EFG Equities Investment Banking Division, acts as the financial advisor to the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund for the privatization of the National Lotteries, the Athens & Thessaloniki Water Utility and Sewage companies, the Regional Airports and part of the Greek State’s real estate portfolio.

In terms of the company’s Private Equity operations, the Equity Partners Division acted as a consultant to MLS Information and NGP Plastic in the framework of Eurobank Ergasias S.A. investment strategy.

Eurobank EFG Equities International Markets Desk executes transactions in 27 markets covering their clients continuously increasing interest in international stocks dealing, while supported by a dedicated team of stock analysts. The Firm provides full range of brokerage, research as well as custodian services.

With technology being always of prime importance for Eurobank EFG Equities, – the Company’s e-trading platform – plays a major role in its product offering. Eurobanktrader’s 2000 active users have access to execute their transactions in the Athens Stock Exchange and the world’s largest stock markets, having real time access to their portfolios, historical transactions, and state of the art pricing tools.

Eurobank EFG Equities provides premium and innovative services which make it the brokerage of first choice for most major international players when transacting in the Greek market. Furthermore, the Equity Research Division which covers 30 listed companies, corresponding to about 76% of the Athens Stock Exchange market capitalization, delivers high quality research and analysis to the Company’s clients.

Having as a sole aim to continuously provide its clients with high quality services pairing the standards of its international peers, Eurobank EFG Equities has succeeded to maintain its leading position as a prime player in the local stock market. A position that has been reflecting the trust shown by its numerous clients over the years despite the adverse market conditions.