Aquisition Of Own Shares Through The Athens Stock Exchange


EFG Eurobank Ergasias S.A. announces that, following the decision of its Board of Directors dated December 19, 2005, it intends to purchase up to 5,000,000 own shares, at a maximum price of 27.09 euros and a minimum price of 5 euros per share,during the period from January 1, 2006 to 5.4.2006.

The above Board of Directors’ decision was taken based on the resolution of the  Ordinary General Meeting of the Shareholders of the Bank dated 5.4.2005 approving  the purchase of own shares by the Bank, in accordance with article 16 par.5 of the c.l. 2190/1920, at a maximum and a minimum purchase price per share as mentioned above, up to a total number corresponding to 5% of the total number of the Bank’s shares, including all own shares held by the Bank each time.  

Athens, December 19, 2005

EFG Eurobank Ergasias S.A.