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KARELIA TOBACCO COMPANY INC. S.A.
AGROTIKI INSURANCE COMPANY S.A.
ALPHA BANK Á.Å.
EGNATIA BANK S.A.
BABIS VOVOS INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL S.A.
CHIPITA INTERNATIONAL S.A.
MARFIN GROUP SA
COMMERCIAL BANK OF GREECE S.A.
COCA-COLA Å.Å.Å. S.A.
HELLENIC PETROLEUM S.A.
M. J. MAILLIS S.A.
ELAIS ? UNILEVER S.A.
"ETHNIKI" S.A. GENERAL INSURANCE CO.
BANK OF ATTICA S.A.
MOTOR OIL (HELLAS) CORINTH REFINERIES SA
SIDENOR S.A. (FORMER ERLIKON)
TECHNICAL OLYMPIC S.A.
"GOODYS" S.A. : Schedule of Planned Corporate Actions
As part of the Company's obligations to inform the investors, GOODY'S S.A. is releasing its Schedule of Planned Corporate Actions for 2006 as follows:
Release of Fiscal Year 2005 Results: 9/3/2006.
Presentation to analysts of the Fiscal Year 2005 Results: 10/3/2006.
Shareholders Annual General Meeting: 25/5/2006.
Ex-dividend date : 29/5/2006.
Dividend payout through a bank: 5/6/2006.
KARELIA TOBACCO COMPANY INC. S.A. : Program of intended corporate actions for 2006
Karelia Tobacco Company Inc. announces, in the scope of responsibility and informing the public investors, the schedule of intended corporate actions for the year 2006:
a) 30/03/2006: Publication of Annual Financial Results and Consolidated Annual Financial Results.
b) 31/05/2006: Annual analysts' briefing on the Company's financial results.
c) 28/06/2006: Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
d) 30/06/2006: Ex-dividend date for the fiscal year 2005 (entitle to the dividend are company shareholders as at the closing of ATHEX trading session of June 29, 2006.
e) 07/07/2006: Dividend payment date for fiscal year 2005. The Company will issue a new announcement on the dividend payment procedure.
AUTOHELLAS Á.Ô.Å.Å. : Full Year Results 2005
Án increase of 3% on turnover reported Autohellas Hertz at the end of 2005. In more detail, consolidated turnover reached Euro 107,5 mill. from Euro 104,4 mill. the previous year. Profits after tax reached Euro 15,9 mill. from Euro 16,9 mill. in 2004, with EBITA at Euro 61 mill. from Euro 60,9 in 2004. Year 2005, was the first to report under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). One of the major impacts of the implementation of the IFRS is a stronger capital base, with the companys net worth almost doubling to Euro 109 millions. It is worth mentioning that the purchase value of the fleet at the end of 2005 was Euro 238 millions, whereas total investment for the whole year for fleet renewal and expansion reached Euro 83 million. In 2005, Autohellas fleet remained the largest in the market with more than 24.250 vehicles under its management from only 8.500 in 1999. This fleet is operated through a network of over 110 service locations in Greece. It is significant to note that the company has been experiencing a continuous growth since 1999, the year Autohellas was listed in the Athens Stock Exchange. This continuous profitability allows Autohellas to sustain a high dividend yield, with the proposed dividend to the General Meeting of Shareholders for the year 2005 being Euro 0,21 per share.In June 2005, Autohellas-Hertz expanded its operation in Cyprus through a new subsidiary that operates as a Hertz representative, under a franchisee license that was granted to Autohellas and thus expanding the company's presence in 3 countries: Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus. In addition, since July 2005, Autohellas holds 50% of Eltreka S.A., a company that imports and trades vehicles spare parts. The remaining 50% is owned by ELTRAK S.A. Since a period of adjustments is required for the growth of these new activities, it is estimated that they will contribute to the company s results from 2007 onwards.
AGROTIKI INSURANCE COMPANY S.A. : Sale of own shares
AGROTIKI INSURANCE S.A. informs the investing public the following:
On Friday, February 24, 2006, the Board of Directors of the company decided, according to Article 16, par.12, 13, L.2190/1920 and Article 291 of the ATHEX Regulation, that the company would sell-via a transaction on the Athens Exchange-its own registered shares. It is noted that the aforesaid shares had been acquired from 17.03.2003 until 17.03.2004, according to the Shareholders' Extraordinary General Meeting resolution of 17.03.2003. Based on the aforementioned resolution, the maximum number of shares to be sold will reach 255,180 common registered shares, while the minimum selling price will amount to EUR 4.50 per share. The relevant sales will be realized from 27.02.2006 until 31.08.2006.
INTRACOM S.A. : Intended Corporate Actions Plan
INTRACOM HOLDINGS S.A. announces its program of intended corporate actions as follows:
March 31, 2006: Release of FY 2005 financial statements (stand alone and consolidated).
April 2006: Annual briefing of analysts on the financial results of fiscal year 2005. The exact date will be announced by the company.
June 30, 2006: Shareholders' Ordinary General Meeting
Regarding the holder-of-Record Date (if any) the Board of Directors of the company will decide in an upcoming session and will announce it to the investing public up to March 31, 2006.
ALPHA BANK Á.Å. : Alpha Bank announces that, in the period from 5/9/2005 to 28/2/2006 it has purchased 3,701,794 treasury shares
|Alpha Bank announces that, in the period from 5/9/2005 to 28/2/2006 it has purchased 3,701,794 treasury shares, at an average acquisition cost per share of Euro 23.88. The above mentioned purchase of treasury shares was effected following the decision of the Board of Directors of the Bank dated 30/8/2005, based on the resolution of its Annual Meeting of Shareholders of 19/4/2005, to repurchase treasury shares up to 3% of its total outstanding paid-in share capital, in accordance with art.16, par.5 of codified law 2190/1920. As of 28/2/2006 the Bank owned 8,398,426 treasury shares, i.e. 2.88% of the total outstanding paid-in share capital.
EGNATIA BANK S.A. : Program of Intended Corporate Actions
As part of the company's obligation to timely inform investors and according to the Athens Exchange Regulation, EGNATIA BANK announces the Program of Intended Corporate Actions for the year 2006:
Publication of Full Year 2005 Annual Financial Statements: Wednesday 15th March 2006.
Analysts' Annual Briefing (for the Full Year 2005 Annual Financial Results): Wednesday 17th May 2006.
Annual Shareholders' Meeting: Thursday 22nd June 2006.
Ex-Dividend Date: Tuesday 27th June 2006.
Payment of Dividend: Wednesday 5th July 2006.
Dividend Distribution Method: through branches of EGNATIA BANK and through custodians.
BABIS VOVOS INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL S.A. : Program of intended corporate actions
According to the Athens Stock Exchange's regulations, the management of Babis Vovos International Construction S.A., announces its calendar of intended corporate actions for 2006:
03/03/2006: Release of Full Year 2005 Financial Statements.
03/03/2006: Conference Call for the FY 2005 Financial Statements.
29/06/2006: Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
03/07/2006: Ex-dividend Date.
11/07/2006: Dividend payment date (The dividend will be distributed through a bank. Further details will be announced in a new company press release).
Note: The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (29/06/2006) and the ex-dividend date (03/07/2006) follow the expiration of derivatives products on the FTSE / ASE - 40 and the EPS150 (16/06/2006) in which the company's share is included.The Board of Directors of the Company has decided to propose a dividend payout of Eur 13,572,000 or Eur 0.40 per share, at the AGM.
CHIPITA INTERNATIONAL S.A. : Program of intended corporate actions
Chipita International S.A., fulfilling its obligations according to article 292, par. 2(a) and 2(b) of the Act of Regulations of Athens Stock Exchange, related to the briefing of the investors, announces the schedule of intended corporate actions for the fiscal year 2006 as follows:
a) The Parent Company's Financial Statements and the consolidated Financial Statements, for the year ended at 31 December 2005, will be published on 9 March 2006,
b) The briefing of the financial analysts regarding the financial results for 2005 will be made on 14 March 2006,
c) The Shareholders' Annual General Meeting will be held on 1 June 2006,
d) The shares will trade on an ex-dividend basis as of 27 June 2006, and the dividend disbursement will start from 5 July 2006. The dividend will be disbursed through a Bank, according to the article 329 of the Act of Regulations of Athens Stock Exchange. Further details will be announced in due course.
MARFIN GROUP SA : Marfin Financial Group announces its decision to acquire 50,1% of SBM Bank of Estonia at a price of about Euro 6,5m.
|Marfin Financial Group announces its decision to acquire 50,1% of SBM Bank of Estonia at a price of about Euro 6,5m. The participation of Marfin F.G. will be effected through an equivalent share capital increase of SBM Bank at a price of approximately 1x book value and will be completed until 12-6-06 following the required approval from the Central Bank of Estonia. With this investment Marfin F.G. enters the Baltic countries market, the economies of which have very high growth rates. The economy of Estonia with a minimum public debt, is growing by 7% per annum whilst in the banking sector, although loan margins are equivalent with Greece the budgeted NPLs are close to zero. Estonia is a member of EU and its currency has a locked range with euro. Main areas of economic activity are construction, technology, transportation and services. Marfin F.G.'s management intends to coordinate the expansion of the Group internationally with the management of LAIKI CYPRUS in order to achieve the biggest possible synergies. After the finalization of the new expansive business plan of SBM Bank, Marfin FG will announce in detail the expected positive contribution of this investment to its financial results.|
COMMERCIAL BANK OF GREECE S.A. : Program of intended corporate actions
Emporiki Bank of Greece S.A. according to its obligations, as stated in articles 275 and 292 of the Regulatory Decisions of the Athens Stock Exchange S.A., announces its corporate actions plan for 2006:
- Thursday 30th March 2006: Announcement of Annual Financial Results (parent and consolidated) for the fiscal year 01.01.2005 - 31.12.2005 and analyst update.
- Monday 5th June 2006 : Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders.
As for the dividend of the year 2005, the bank will inform the public with a new announcement that will take place when it will announce its Annual Financial Results.
COCA-COLA Å.Å.Å. S.A. : Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. Announces completion of negotiations with employees on restructuring initiatives of its Greek operation
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca-Cola HBC, CCHBC) announces that further to its statement on 19th January 2006 regarding the restructuring of its Greek operation, it has successfully completed the consultation process with the affected employees. As a result, 147 of the 150 employees impacted have now reached agreement with the company. All the employees of Coca-Cola HBC's Rhodes, Corfu and Messolonghi warehouses, as well as all but three of the employees at CCHBC's Athens production plant, have either accepted alternative positions within CCHBC or the negotiated voluntary redundancy packages. The agreement will enable CCHBC's Greek operation to implement the restructuring in a fair, reasonable and sensitive manner. Production in the Athens plant ceased on 24 February 2006 while the warehouses in Rhodes, Corfu and Messolonghi will terminate their operations on 10 March 2006. This satisfactory outcome was made possible because of the collaboration of CCHBC and its employees and also the positive contribution of the Greek Ministry of Employment.
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 approximately 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).
HELLENIC PETROLEUM S.A. : Intended Corporate Actions Plan for the fiscal year 2006
According to the provisions of articles 275, par. 9c and 292, par.2b of the ATHEX Regulation and as part of the company?s obligation to inform the investing public, Hellenic Petroleum S.A.announces the following plan of intended corporate actions for 2006:
- 3/3/2006: Release of FY 2005 financial results
- 21/12/2006: Analysts? annual briefing on the Company?s FY 2005 results.
- 4/5/2006: Annual Ordinary Shareholders Meeting.
- 11/5/2006: EX-Dividend date
- 18/5/2006: Dividend payout date.
M. J. MAILLIS S.A. : Comment on Press
With reference to the press article published in Kerdos Newspaper on 01/03/2006, about Company?s Corporate Actions Schedule, M.J.MAILLIS S.A. points out that as mentioned in the relevant announcement, which is already posted at the site of the Athens Exchange, the dividend payment for the Fiscal Year 2005 will commence on 05/06/2006.
ELAIS ? UNILEVER S.A. : Intended corporate actions for 2006
As part of the obligations to inform the investing public according to the ATHEX Regulation, ELAIS- UNILEVER S.A. announces that its plan of intended corporate actions for 2006 is estimated to be the following:
Friday 31 March 2006: Release of FY 2005 financial results.
Thursday 4 May 2006: Annual briefing to analysts regarding the FY 2005
financial results. Friday 26 May 2006: Annual Ordinary Shareholders Meeting.
Monday 29 May 2006: Determination of beneficiaries of the Dividend for the financial year 2005 (eligible to receive FY 2005 dividend payment are the shareholders by the closing of the ATHEX trading session on the same date).
Tuesday 30 May : Ex-dividend date for the dividend FY 2005.
Wednesday 31 May 2006: Release of Q1 2006 financial results.
Wednesday 7 June 2006: FY 2005 dividend payout through the bank.
Thursday 31/8/2006: Release of H1 2006 financial results.
Thursday 30/11/2006: Release of 9M 2006 financial results.
"ETHNIKI" S.A. GENERAL INSURANCE CO. : 2005 Annual Financial Statements
For the year 2005, the Ethniki Insurance Group's consolidated profits before tax reached euro 40.492.000, whereas profits after tax reached euro 25.155.000 in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The results of 2004 were losses of euro 16.233.000 before tax and euro 22.679.000 after tax. The Company's profits after tax are higher by 158% compared to the Business Plan target. The return on average net equity reached 13,5% after tax, whereas the Business Plan target was 5,8%.
The Parent Company's profit for the Fiscal Year 2005, in accordance with IFRS, is euro 38.492.000 before tax, and euro 23.405.000 after tax. The return on average net equity is 12.8%. Life Branch premiums, including DAF contracts, reached euro 273.080.000 in 2005, as compared to euro 246.674.000 for 2004, demonstrating a material growth of 10,75%.
This significant achievement has been accomplished due to the robust increase of new production of the Individual Life Branch by 26,9% y.o.y. and the successful promotion of the new bancassurance product Triploun to NBG's customers during the last quarter, reaching premiums of approximately euro 15.000.000. P & C branches premiums were euro 357.100.000, lower by 3,2%, as compared to the 12-month adjusted 2004 premiums of euro 368.854.000. This is due to the lower production in the Motor Branch by 10,2% and the increase by 6,5% in Other Branches. The rate of increase of Other Branches is significantly higher compared to competition. Some of the key factors, leading to the increased profitability, are:
- Conversion of reinsurance contracts in certain P & C Branches from Surplus and Quota Share to Excess of Loss, resulting in a reduction of reinsurance premiums by euro 17.185.000 or 21%, compared to 2004.
- Decrease by 2,3% of incurred claims net of reinsurance, as compared to 2004.
- Increase by 33,7% of the investment income, amounting to euro 84.456.000 for 2005, compared to euro 63.170.000 for 2004. Included in the 2005 investment income is a profit of euro 6.192.000 arising from the sale of real estate.
- Operational expenses were contained flat at 2004 levels, net of the cost of the voluntary pension leave charged in 2004.
The Company's retained deficit as at December 31, 2005 according to the IFRS Financial Statements is euro 250.651.000. Losses for the year, as at the same date, based on Greek Accounting Standards are euro 24.435.180. Therefore, dividend will not be distributed for the year 2005, according to the provisions of article 44 of the Greek Company Law 2190/20. Consolidated profits before tax for 2005 have been reinforced by profits of the subsidiaries of the Group amounting to euro 2.000.000, as opposed to the losses of previous years. The Group continues its dynamic expansion in Romania, after the completion of Alpha Insurance Romania S.A. take-over. In Bulgaria, growth is secured by the agreement for the set up of two companies in partnership with U.B.B. A.D, subsidiary of National Bank of Greece and with the American International Group Inc (AIG).
JUMBO S.A. : Announcement
|In accordance with PD 350/1985, we inform you that the President of the Board of Directors, General Manager and shareholder of "Jumbo SA" Mr. Evangelos- Apostolos Vakakis on 28.02.2006 sold 2.105.000 common nominative shares of the company. Consequently, the shareholding of Mr Vakakis is decreased from 33,28% (directly 4,60% and indirectly 28,68%) to 29,12% (directly 0,43% and indirectly 28,68%)|
BANK OF ATTICA S.A. : Program of intended corporate actions
In accordance with the Regulation of the Athens Stock Exchange S.A., the Management of the Bank of Attica announces the plan of intended corporate actions for 2006.
Á. The Bank of Attica released its annual financial statements on Friday, February 24th 2006.
Â. The financial analysts' annual briefing about the results of the Bank for 2005 will take place on Thursday, May 18th 2006.
C. The Ordinary General Shareholder Meeting of the Bank will take place on Wednesday, June 14th 2006.
D. The Bank will not pay a dividend to the shareholders for the year that ended on December 31st 2005.
MOTOR OIL (HELLAS) CORINTH REFINERIES SA : Changes in the composition of board of directors
According to article 2 of the Decision 3/347/12.7.2005 of the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission, it is hereby announced that the Board of Directors of the Company during its meeting dated February 28th, 2006 reorganized as a Body Corporate as follows:
Vardis J. Vardinoyannis - Chairman and Managing Director, Executive Member
John V. Vardinoyannis - Vice Chairman, non executive member
Panagiotis Í. Kontaxis - Vice Chairman, non executive member
John N. Kosmadakis - Deputy Managing Director, Executive member
Petros Ô. Tzannetakis - Deputy Managing Director, Executive member
Dimosthenis N. Vardinoyannis - non executive member
Nikos Th. Vardinoyannis - non executive member
George P. Alexandridis - non executive member
George Th. Theodoroulakis - non executive member
Despina N. Manolis - non executive member
Konstantinos V. Maraveas - non executive / independent member
Leonidas K. Georgopoulos - non executive / independent member
From the above members, Mr. Dimosthenis N. Vardinoyannis (non executive member) was elected in the place of Mrs Irene - Caroline Kontoyannis (executive member) who resigned.
SIDENOR S.A. (FORMER ERLIKON) : Full Year 2005 Results
|Year 2005 proved to be a hard one for all the steel industries worldwide. Nevertheless, Sidenor Group managed not only to maintain its market share but to increase its sales volume and also its turnover by 4,5% from Euro 915 millions in 2004 to Euro 957 millions in 2005. During the last quarter of 2005 the steel sector started to upturn, resulting in a significant increase in both operating profits and profits before taxes of the 4th quarter in comparison to the first 3 quarters of the year. In particularly, profits before taxes of the 4th quarter of 2005 amounted to Euro 11,9 millions, an amount that represents approximately the 39% of total year's profits. It is noted that the Company's Board of Directors decided to propose at the General Stockholders Meeting which will take place in 13th of June 2006, the distribution of dividend 0,16 Euro/share, a total amount of Euro 15.281.060 increased by 60% in relation to the previous year.|
TECHNICAL OLYMPIC S.A. : Intended corporate actions
As per article 292 par. 2 of the Athens Exchange Regulation, we hereby make the following announcements regarding the plan of the intended corporate actions of our company Technical Olympic S.A.:
a) The yearly financial statements of the company (corporate and consolidated) for the year 2005, will be published on Friday 31/3/2006.
b) The yearly analysts' briefing for the company's financial results for 2005, will take place on 24/5/2006.
c) The Regular General Meeting of the company's shareholders for 2006 will be held on Thursday 29/6/2006.
d) The ex-dividend day for the 2005 fiscal year is 3/7/2006.
e) The first day of the dividend payment to the entitled shareholders for the fiscal year 2005 is set on 11/7/2006.