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Investor Relations


Investor information is the main responsibility of the Investor Relations Unit, set up within the Business Planning and Investor Relations Division with the active involvement of the Senior Management. Its purpose is to provide systematic and symmetric information to individual and institutional investors on the progress of Piraeus Bank and the Group. In more detail, investors are informed as follows:
  • daily responses to queries of investors, mainly institutional, on the progress of the Group;
  • planning of road shows and one-on-one meetings, as well as teleconferences. In 2011, 134 communications with institutional investors and analysts in Greece and abroad took place; the Bank also participated in 9 roadshows and conferences in Europe and the U.S.
  • updating of the Bank's relevant website section including financial data, press releases, detailed results communications, as well as any data deemed necessary to deliver complete information to investors.

Shareholder Registry


The Shareholder Registry is responsible to provide direct and symmetric information to all shareholders, as well as assist them in exercising their rights according to the law and Piraeus Bank's Articles of Association.
Its responsibilities are:
  • to deliver immediate, correct and equal service to all shareholders with regard to:
    • dividend distribution, acts of new share issues, allocation, subscription, disclaimer and conversion thereof, time limits within which rights should be exercised or changes in the initial time limits;
    • transfer of shares due to inheritance, the issue of certificates of corporate actions (dividend distributions, share capital increases, distribution of fractional rights)
    • information about Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meetings of Shareholders and resolutions thereof;
  • to distribute the Annual Financial Report to the shareholders at the Annual Ordinary General Meeting, according to the regulations, as well as all the published corporate publications in hard-copy or electronic form upon request,
  • to keep and update the Bank's shareholder registry, according to effective legislation. To this end, the Shareholder Registry is responsible for all communications with the Hellenic Exchanges SA.

Corporate Announcements Service


Corporate announcements are the responsibility of the Corporate Announcements Service. It was set up according to Law 3016/2002 and the Capital Market Commission's Board resolution no. 5/204/14.11.2000, and is responsible for Piraeus Bank's compliance with the institutional framework of such resolution.

Its responsibilities are:
  • To notify the competent authorities of the ATHEX and Capital Market Commission of any major business developments;
  • To give prior advice of and communicate any major deals and other financial activities of the Board members, management executives and other insiders, after the accountable persons have announced them to the Bank's BoD, as stipulated in the Regulations.
The Bank's announcements are sent immediately to the ATHEX, in order to be recorded in the Daily Official List and inform the investors.