Thpa s.a. hereby announces, in accordance with Article 188.8.131.52 of the Regulation of the Athens Stock Exchange that according to the resolution of its shareholders Ordinary General Meeting of May 28, 2010, the dividend for the financial year 2009 amounts to 0.15 Euros per share, which dividend is subject to 10% withholding tax, according Law 3697/2008 and therefore the net final amount payable will be 0.135 Euro per share.
Ex-dividend date was set for July 19, 2010. Dividend beneficiaries "Record date" was set for July 21, 2010 (in accordance with the new ATHEX rulebook, starting on 1.1.2009 corporate actions take place based on "record date" replacing the "trade date" rule. Based on the new rule, beneficiaries of the dividend are those investors who are registered in the DSS on the relevant "record date").
The dividend payment will start on July 26, 2010 by the contracting Bank EFG EUROBANK Ergasias, as follows:
1. Through the operators of the Dematerialized Securities System, in accordance with articles 5.5 of the Regulation of the Athens Stock Exchange and 39 of the CSD Regulation.
2. Through the branch network of Bank EFG EUROBANK Ergasias, for the shareholders who have requested exception from their DSS operator.
3. For those of the shareholders who, for various reasons, cannot be credited through their operators, dividend payment can be received in person or through their legal representatives from Bank EFG EUROBANK Ergasias throughout its branch network upon presenting their identity card or a relevant authorization by the beneficiary authenticated by a State Authority, and in any case producing the printout of their DSS investment profile code number.
Dividends not claimed within five (5) years, lapse in favour of the Greek State.
For more information, shareholders are kindly requested to contact the Company's Shareholders Department (+30 2310593128, +30 2310593134).