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Ex-Bonus Rights Of Free Shares By Share Capital Increase And Commencement Of Trading Of New Free Shares

EFGEurobankErgasiasS.A.’s Board of Directors informsthe Shareholders about the following:

The Bank’s Annual General Meeting of April 3rd, 2006,among other issues, resolved about the share capital increase of 211,184,460.30 euros, through capitalization of an equal amount of the share premium account, and the issue of 63,995,291 new free common registered shares, of nominal value 3.30 euros each, in a ratio of 2 new free shares for every 10 held.

Followingtheaboveincrease, the Bank’s share capital amounts 1,267,106,748.60 euros, divided in 383,971,742 shares, of a nominal value 3.30 euros each.

The K2-5975/2006 decision of the Minister of Development regarding the approval for the amendment of the relevant article of the Articles of Association has been recorded in the Register of Societes Anonymes of the Ministry of Development on 27 April 2006, and the listing of the new free shares has been approved by the Board of Directors of the Athens Stock Exchange at its meeting on 11 May 2006.

As a result of the above, the Bank’ s Board of Directors resolved the following:

a)    Entitled to the above share capital increase through distribution of free shares are the shareholders of the Bank after the close of business of the Athens Exchange on Tuesday, 16 May 2006.    

b)    As of the next working day, Wednesday, 17 May 2006, the Bank’s shares will be traded on the Athens Exchange without the right to the abovementioned increase through distribution of free shares.

c)     As of the above date, Wednesday, 17 May 2006, the opening price of the Bank’s shares on the Athens Exchange will be formed according to the Regulation of the Athens Stock Exchange.

d)    On Wednesday, 24 May 2006, the Bank’s 63,995,291 new free common registered shares will commence trading in the Athens Exchange. As of the same date these shares will be credited in the beneficiaries’ accounts in the Dematerialized Securities System (D.S.S).

For further information, Shareholders may be informed from the relevant Information Document which is available as of 20 April 2006 at the Bank’s offices in Athens, 16 Laodikias Str., 115 28, Athens, and in the Bank’s website www.eurobank.gr, as well as, by contacting, during working days and hours Mrs. Martha Fotinopoulou, at the above mentioned Bank’s office (tel.:210 7452346)

Athens, 12 May 2006

The Board of Directors

of EFG Eurobank Ergasias S.A.