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Commencement of trading of new shares from share capital increase after stock option exercise

EFGEurobankErgasiasS.Aannounces the following:

OnWednesday, 24 January 2007, the 2,366 new ordinary registered shares of EFG Eurobank Ergasias S.A., issued as a result of the share capital increase of a total amount of 7,807.80 euros according to the decision of the Board of Directors of the Bank on 15December 2006, due to the exercise from the beneficiaries (staff and Members of the Board of Directors of the Bank and of its related companies) of stock option rights, in accordance with the 5 April 2004 resolution of the Bank’s Annual General Meeting and the 29 November 2004 resolution of the Bank’s A’ Repeat General Meeting,  will commence trading ontheAthensExchange. After the above increase, which, according to article 13 par.9 of Law 2190/1920, does not constitute an amendment of the articles of association, the Bank’s share capital amounts to 1,264,520,756.40 euros divided into 383,188,108 ordinary registered shares, of a nominal value of 3.30 euros each.

In particular, the above 2,366 new shares were allocated to 1 beneficiary at a price of 7,64 euros per share.

The full payment of the amount of the above increase has been certified by the Bank’s Board of Directors on 18 December 2006.  The certification of the above payment has been recorded in the Register of Societes Anonymes of the Ministry of Development on 22 December 2006, and the listing of the new shares has been approved by the Board of Directors of the Athens Exchange at its meeting on 18 January 2007.

According to the Bank’s Board of Directors decision of 3 January, 2007, the above 2,366 new shares will commence trading in the Athens Exchange on Wednesday, 24 January 2007 and as of the same date these shares will be credited in the account of the beneficiary who exercised the rights in the Dematerialized Securities System (D.S.S.).  As of the above date (24, January 2007), the opening price of the shares in the Athens Exchange will be determined according to the Regulation and the Board of Directors decisions of the Athens Exchange, as in force.

For further information, Shareholders may refer to the relevant Information Document which is available as of 3 January 2007 at the Bank’s offices in Nea Ionia, 6 Siniosoglou and Panagouli Str., 142 34, Athens, and on the Bank’s website, as well as, by contacting, during working hours, Mrs. Martha Fotinopoulou at the above mentioned offices (tel.:210 3523436).

Athens, 19 January 2007

EFG Eurobank Ergasias S.A.