HELEX - Dividend for fiscal year 2008
6 May 2009 - HELLENIC EXCHANGES S.A. HOLDING, CLEARING, SETTLEMENT & REGISTRY (HELEX) announces that, in accordance with paragraph 18.104.22.168 of the Rulebook of Athens Exchange, based on the resolution of the Annual General Meeting of shareholders of May 6th 2009, the dividend for fiscal year 2008 is Euro 0.45 per share.
The abovementioned dividend amount is subject to a 10% withholding tax (€0.045 per share, in accordance with the provisions of article 18 of Law 3697/2008), and therefore shareholders will receive a net amount of €0.405 per share.
Based on the record date rule, shareholders registered in the Dematerialized Securities System on Friday May 15th 2009 (ex-date Wednesday May 13th 2009, before the start of trading), are entitled to receive the dividend.
Payment of the dividend will take place on May 21st 2009 by BANK of PIRAEUS as follows:
1. Through the DSS operators, in accordance with paragraph 5.5 of the ATHEX Rulebook and 39 of the DSS Rulebook.
2. Through the branch network of BANK of PIRAEUS, for those shareholders that have requested an exception from their DSS operator or have their shares in the Special Account of their Investor's Share Securities Account kept with DSS.
3. Those shareholders who, for various reasons, were not able to receive the dividend through their operators will be able to receive the dividend starting on May 27th 2009 through the branch network of BANK of PIRAEUS.
In cases 2 and 3 above, it will be possible, until 31.12.2014 (i.e. until the dividend is written off) to receive the dividend by providing the DSS account information and an ID, either in person or through a legally authorized representative.
For more information, investors can contact the Strategic Planning, Communication & Investor Relations Directorate of the Company (tel. +30-210 3366616).
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