HELLENIC EXCHANGES S.A. HOLDING, CLEARING, SETTLEMENT AND REGISTRY announces that today, May 24th 2007, the Repetitive General Meeting of shareholders of the Company was held at the historic trading floor of Athens Exchange. 215 shareholders representing 35,816,768 common registered shares, i.e. 50.97% of the 70,271,463 total common registered shares participated. The General Meeting took the following decisions:
1. On item one, shareholders present and voting, representing 35,815,138 shares out of a total 35,816,768, 100.00%, approved the share capital reduction of the company by the amount of Euro 35,135,731.50, through a reduction in the par value of each share by Euro 0.50 and payment of the respective amount to shareholders. Monday July 2nd is the ex-date for the right to the share capital return in the amount of Euro 0.50 per share. The payment date is Thursday July 12th 2007.
2. On item two, shareholders present and voting, representing 35,815,138 shares out of a total 35,816,768, 100.00%, approved the modification of Article 5 (re share capital) of the Articles of Association of the Company.
3. On item three, shareholders present and voting, representing 33,071,854 out of a total 35,816,768, 92.34%, approved the distribution of shares to executives of the companies of the Group in the form of a stock option plan.