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TITAN CEMENT COMPANY S.A. : TITAN AMERICA acquires two concrete producers on FLORIDA WEST COAST
The total amount paid by Titan America LLC, a subsidiary of Titan Cement Company, for the acquisition of two independent ready mix concrete producers in Florida, USA: Metro Redi-Mix Company and Elbrecht Concrete, Inc was U.S. $ 51,600,000 .
This announcement follows our previous announcement on 3.4.2006.
GENERAL BANK OF GREECE S.A. : Reply to letter of the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission
In response to 1495/04.04.2006 letter of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission regarding an article presented in the website Reporter, we inform you the following:
GENIKI Bank does not have any discussion with any leasing company in Greece in order to acquire it, but Societe Generale Consumer Finance and Geniki Bank have submitted an application file to the Bank of Greece to turn and rename the General Cards Services to a financial institution. General Cards Services is today a 100% subsidiary of Geniki Bank dedicated to the credit cards facility management. After the approval of the Bank of Greece, the ownership of the company will be 51% Societe Generale Consumer Finance and Geniki Bank will hold the remaining 49%.
Societe Generale Consumer Finance is a part of the Societe Generale's Specialized Financial Services Division (DSFS), Societe Generale Consumer Finance already operates in 14 countries (France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Marocco, Tunisia, Roumania, Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Hungaria, Brazil) while DSFS operates in 38 countries.
Consumer Finance is one of the main business lines within DSFS. This activity answers all the financial needs of households with adapted offers for the purchase of equipment or services, whether they need to buy a new household appliance or acquire a car. Consumer Finance subsidiaries are recognized for the quality of their financial products and their management know-how. They are privileged partners of large retailers as well as of the Societe Generale network.
COCA-COLA Å.Å.Å. S.A. : Conference Call Invitation First Quarter 2006 Financial Results and Conference Call Tuesday, 16 May 2006
Athens, Greece - 5 April 2006 - Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca-Cola HBC, CCHBC) today announced that it will release First Quarter 2006 results on Tuesday 16 May 2006 at 8:30 am Athens Time, 6:30 am London Time, 1:30 am New York Time. The press release and presentation slides will be available as of that time on our website: www.coca-colahbc.com.
CCHBC Management will host a conference call, with financial analysts, discussing the results, on:
Tuesday, 16 May 2006
4:00 pm Athens Time
2:00 pm London Time
9:00 am New York Time
Participants should dial one of the following numbers and quote "Coca-Cola HBC":
Greek and other international participants please dial +44-1452-542-301
UK participants please dial 0800-953-0329
US participants please dial 1-866-819-7111
Alternatively, participants can log into www.coca-colahbc.com for a live audio webcast of the conference call.
The conference call, which will include management?s remarks, followed by a Question-and-Answer session, will last approximately one hour.
Please dial in approximately 10 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time to ensure your participation.
Replay after the conference call:
This service will be available until Tuesday, 23 May 2006
Greek and other international callers please dial +44-1452-55-00-00
UK callers please dial 0800-953-1533
US callers please dial 1-866-247-4222
Access code: 1602505#
Replay through the Internet:
An audio archive of the same replay can also be accessed following the conference call through the Internet at www.coca-colahbc.irevents.com. This service will be available until May 31st, 2006.
Coca-Cola HBC is one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca-Cola Company and has operations in 26 countries serving a population of 540 million people. CCHBC shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEEK), with secondary listings on the London (LSE: CCB) and Australian (ASX: CHB) Stock Exchanges. CCHBC's American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH).
EFG EUROBANK ERGASIAS SA. : Acquisition of own shares through the ATHENS STOCK EXCHANGE
EFG Eurobank Ergasias S.A. announces that the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders of the Bank dated 3 April 2006 approved the share buy-back program for the acquisition of treasury shares through the Athens Stock Exchange in accordance with article 16 par. 5 of Company Law 2190/1920 under the following conditions:
a. The Bank may acquire own shares within the next twelve months from the date of the General Meeting.
b. The maximum number of own shares to be acquired corresponds to 5% of the total number of the Bank's shares each time, including all own shares held by the Bank each time (i.e. with today's figures the maximum number of own shares to be acquired amounts to 15,868,433).
c. The maximum consideration of the above program amounts to Euro 640 m.
d. The daily volume of purchases of own shares will not exceed the 25% of the average daily volume traded in Athens Stock Exchange during March 2006.
e. The acquisition of the above own shares will take place at a maximum price of Euro 40.00 and a minimum price of Euro 6.00 per share. The maximum and the minimum acquisition price will be adjusted on the ex-bonus share date (as approved by the abovementioned Annual General Meeting) to Euro 33.33 and Euro 5.00 respectively.
GENERAL BANK OF GREECE S.A. : Amendment of the schedule of intended corporate actions 2006 financial calendar
Thursday 25 May 2006: Announcement Q1 Financial Results.
Wednesday 31 May 2006:Annual presentation of the company's financial result to the financial community.
Wednesday 14 June 2006: General Meeting of Shareholders.
Thursday 31 August 2006: Announcement Q2 Financial Results.
Thursday 30 November 2006: Announcement Q3 Financial Results.
No dividend payment will take place for the fiscal year 2005.
The financial results announcements will take place after the market close of the Athens Exchange respective dates.
ELBISCO HOLDING S.A. : Announcement
According to the provisions of article 4 par. 1 point (e) of the Capital Market Commission's Board of Directors Regulation 5/204/14.11.2000 and the provisions of 3/347/12.7.2005 decision of the Capital Markets Commission, the Company announces that:
The Board of Directors of ELBISCO HOLDING S.A. in its meeting on 31st of March 2006 accepted the resignation of Mr. Dimitrios Roussos, Managing Director of the Board and General Manager of ELBISCO HOLDING S.A. as well as Managing Director of ELBISCO INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL S.A., due to his retirement. In replacement of the resigned Member of the Board, the meeting has consistently decided on the appointment of Mr. Athanasios - Kiros K. Filippou as an Executive Member of the BoD and for the rest of the duty of this Board.
Additionally, the new BoD was composed as a body by the resolutions of the Board of Directors, and is as follows:
Kiriakos A. Filippou, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Elena K. Filippou - Koumantarou, Vice Chairman of the B.o.D.
Athanasios - Kiros K. Filippou, Executive Member.
Alexandros D. Moutsatsos, Independent - Non Executive Member.
Eygenia E. Alogogianni, Independent - Non Executive Member.
The duties of Managing Director of ELBISCO HOLDING S.A. have also been assumed by Mr. Kiriakos A. Filippou, Chairman of the Board.
Finally, new Managing Director of ELBISCO INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL S.A. was appointed Mr. Dimosthenis Ramantanis, current Chairman and General Manager of ÆÉÔÏ LUKS S.A. (FYROM), for which he will continue to be also in charge.
PIRAEUS BANK S.A. : Presentation of Piraeus Bank Group at the Institutional Investors Union
|The presentation of Piraeus Bank Group at the Institutional Investors Union was carried out today, in the context of the presentation programme organized by the Union. Mr. Michalis Colakides, Vice-Chairman and Deputy Managing Director of Piraeus Bank, was in charge of the presentation. Mr. Colakides first mentioned the very good results of 2005, with increased profitability by 107% at Euro 264 mn, which is the Group?s historically highest performance. In particular, Mr. Colakides stressed that the Group's loan portfolio increased by 31%, customer deposits by 20%, and return on equity reached 21% against 14.9% in 2004. Furthermore, there was an increase of market shares in the domestic market in mortgage, consumer and corporate loans and deposits, while the branch network in Greece expanded with 24 new braches, reaching 273 at year-end. At international level, in 2005, Piraeus Group made a series of important moves for expansion and enhancement of its presence through the acquisition of Eurobank AD in Bulgaria, Atlas Bank AD in Serbia, and Egyptian Commercial Bank in Egypt. Thus, the Group's branch network abroad rose to 176 from 60 branches in 2004, and human resources numbered 2,633 people. Mr. Colakides pointed out that, having laid the foundations for a strong development both in Greece and abroad, Piraeus Group has set new ambitious goals for the three-year period 2006-2008. In particular, financial targets include average annual increase in net profit by at least 25%, return on equity over 24% in 2008, and decrease of "cost-to-income" efficiency ratio below 50%. In conclusion, the Vice-Chairman of Piraeus Bank expressed his optimism, both for the Greek banking system, and for the prospects of the wider geographical region of South-eastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean, which will significantly contribute to the attainment of the goals of Piraeus Bank Group.|
J. & P. - AVAX S.A. : Announcement
|In accordance with the Athens Stock Exchange Regulation (article 292, paragraph 1, section a), J&P-AVAX S.A. announces that the briefing of equity analysts on its 2005 financial results was carried out on 05.04.2006, observing the Schedule of Planned Corporate Actions which was published on 28.02.2006. The information material is available at our corporate website address http://www.jp-avax.gr/FILES/J&P-AVAX%202005%20accounts%20analyst%20briefing-%20English.pdf|
HELLENIC TELECOM. ORG. : Announcement
Hellenic Telecommunications Organization SA (ASE: HTO, NYSE: OTE), the Greek full-service telecommunications provider, today announced new, reduced tariffs for high-speed leased lines for alternative (ISP and fixed line) carriers and the launch of a wholesale discount package branded: "High Speed Pack". The new discounts in high-speed leased lines significantly reduce the cost of high- speed data transfer, thus contributing to the development of broadband in Greece. Specifically, the new tariffs, which have been approved by the Regulatory Authority and are effective as of April 3, 2006, are the following:
Leased line category New yearly rental
(average*) % Reduction
(in relation to effective prices)
Local 34 Mbps 32,620 euro - 2.4 %
Local 155 Mbps 65,785 euro - 19.0 %
Local 622 Mbps 164,462 euro - 32.7 %
Long-distance 34 Mbps 82,630 euro - 42.5 %
Long-Distance 155 Mbps 204,710 euro - 47.0 %
Long-Distance 622 Mbps 552,719 euro - 57.9 %
Note: prices do not include VAT as they refer to wholesale pricing
* Leased lines are priced based on the distance they cover. The prices cited above refer to the cost of the average leased line length of each category.
OTE is launching "High -Speed Pack". Through this package carriers will enjoy further reductions on top of the new-already reduced- high-speed leased line tariffs, according to their yearly spending.
Annual spending level * % of reduction
Up to 200.000 euro 0%
Up to 400.000 euro 5%
Up to 600.000 euro 10%
Up to 800.000 euro 15%
Up to 1.000.000 euro 18%
Up to 1.500.000 euro 20%
Up to 2.000.000 euro 22%
Up to 3.000.000 euro 24%
Over áðü 3.000.000 euro 26%
* total amount of spending coming from the rental of Local and Long-Distance, over 34 Mbps, leased lines
BANK OF GREECE : Developments in the Greek government bond market - March 2006
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COCA-COLA Å.Å.Å. S.A. : Announcement
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca-Cola HBC, CCHBC) announced today that it has discontinued its discussions with C. Cardassilaris & Sons S.A. (a dry nuts company listed on the Athens Exchange).
On February 9, 2006 C. Cardassilaris & Sons S.A. and CCHBC confirmed that preliminary discussions were taking place to explore possible opportunities for co-operation. Following these discussions, CCHBC has concluded that an agreement in accordance with its investment criteria was not feasible. CCHBC has therefore decided to permanently discontinue talks with C. Cardassilaris & Sons S.A.
Coca-Cola HBC is one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca-Cola Company and has operations in 26 countries serving a population of 540 million people. CCHBC shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEEK), with secondary listings on the London (LSE: CCB) and Australian (ASX: CHB) Stock Exchanges. CCHBC?s American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH).
ELLÉNIÊÉ TECHNODOMIKI TEB AE : Notifiacation
|ELLINIKI TECHNODOMIKI TEB S.A. discloses that the annual briefing to analysts initially scheduled for 7/4/2006 was postponed for 10/4/2006.
ELLÉNIÊÉ TECHNODOMIKI TEB AE : Group Presentation
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