HELEX - Dividend for fiscal year 2009
19 May 2010 - HELLENIC EXCHANGES S.A. HOLDING, CLEARING, SETTLEMENT & REGISTRY (HELEX) announces that, in accordance with paragraph 188.8.131.52 of the Rulebook of Athens Exchange, based on the resolution of the Annual General Meeting of shareholders of May 19th 2010, the dividend for fiscal year 2009 is Euro 0.22 per share.
The abovementioned dividend amount is subject to a 10% withholding tax (€0.022 per share, in accordance with the provisions of article 18 of Law 3697/2008), and therefore shareholders will receive a net amount of €0.198 per share.
Based on the record date rule, shareholders registered in the Dematerialized Securities System on Friday May 28th 2010 (ex-date Wednesday May 26th 2010, before the start of trading), are entitled to receive the dividend.
Payment of the dividend will take place on June 3rd 2010 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 June 9th 2010 through the branch network of BANK of PIRAEUS.
In cases 2 and 3 above, it will be possible, until 31.12.2015 (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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