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Thursday 17 January, 2008

Nat. Bank Of Greece

Issue of Share Capital

National Bank Of Greece
17 January 2008

                          NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE S.A.


Admission for trading of shares from the exercise of stock options under NBG's
Stock Options Programmes

National Bank of Greece S.A. announces the commencement, as of 17 January 2008,
of trading on the Athens Exchange, following the relevant approval thereof, of
1,561,242 new common registered shares resulting from NBG's recent share capital
increase by €7,806,210 due to the exercise of stock options by executive BoD
members, management and other officers of NBG and its affiliated companies. The
stock options were exercised by a total of 381 beneficiaries of NBG's Stock
Options programme 2005 at the sale price of €23.80, and by a total of 492
beneficiaries of NBG's Stock Options programme 2006 at the sale price of €23,
pursuant to NBG's General Meetings of Shareholders' resolutions of 22 June 2005
and 1 June 2006 and BoD resolutions of 29 November 2006 and 1 November 2007.

The share capital increase, in the context of which Article 4 of NBG's Articles
of Association was also adjusted accordingly, was ratified by NBG's BoD
resolution of 20 December 2007 in implementation of NBG's General Meeting
resolutions, as above, and approved and entered in the Register of Societes
Anonymes by the Ministry of Development, as per Announcement K2-18442/31.12.2007
thereof, by resolution K2-18442 thereof.

The admission of NBG's 1,561,242 new common registered shares for trading, as
above, was approved by resolution of the Athens Exchange BoD meeting of 10
January 2008, and trading thereof as of 17 January 2008 was determined by
resolution of NBG's BoD following the said approval. As at the same date, the
said shares shall have been credited to the beneficiaries' investor and
securities accounts with the Dematerialized Securities System (DSS). NBG's
shareholders are also advised that as of 17 January 2008 the opening price of
NBG shares on the Athens Exchange shall be determined pursuant to the Athens
Exchange Regulation.

For further enquiries, please contact Mr M. Frousios (tel. No +30 210 3343411).

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