Financial Express (Holdings) Limited (“we”, “our”, “us” and derivatives) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy, together with our Terms of Use, sets out the basis on which any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us relating to your use of any of the below websites (“sites”).


For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Trustnet Limited of 2nd Floor, Golden House, 30 Great Pulteney Street, London, W1F 9NN. Our nominated representative for the purpose of this Act is Kirsty Witter.


We collect information about you when you register with us or use any of our websites / services. Part of the registration process may include entering personal details & details of your investments.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address and details of the website that you came from, in order to improve this site.

You confirm that all information you supply is accurate.


In order to provide personalised services to and analyse site traffic, we may use a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the sites to operate and may be used to deliver you different content, depending on the type of investor you are.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of our sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our sites.


We store and use information you provide as follows:

  • to present content effectively;
  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which may interest you, tailored to your specific interests, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts between you and us;
  • to enable you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • to notify you about changes to our service;
  • to improve our content by tracking group information that describes the habits, usage, patterns and demographics of our customers.

We may also send you emails to provide information and keep you up to date with developments on our sites. It is our policy to have instructions on how to unsubscribe so that you will not receive any future e-mails. You can change your e-mail address at any time.

In order to provide support on the usage of our tools, our support team need access to all information provided in relation to the tool.

We will not disclose your name, email address or postal address or any data that could identify you to any third party without first receiving your permission.

However, you agree that we may disclose to any regulatory authority to which we are subject and to any investment exchange on which we may deal or to its related clearing house (or to investigators, inspectors or agents appointed by them), or to any person empowered to require such information by or under any legal enactment, any information they may request or require relating to you, or if relevant, any of your clients.

You agree that we may pass on information obtained under Money Laundering legislation as we consider necessary to comply with reporting requirements under such legislation.


We want to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information that is inaccurate.

You have the right under data protection legislation to access information held about you. If you wish to receive a copy of any personal information we hold, please write to us at 3rd Floor, Hollywood House, Church Street East, Woking, GU21 6HJ. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, amongst other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary, including the use of encryption, to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our sites; any transmission is at your own risk. You will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless we have been negligent or in wilful default.


Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


Our sites contain links to other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


If you want more information or have any questions or comments relating to our privacy policy please email [email protected] in the first instance.

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Alpha Bank A.E. (ACBD)

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Thursday 19 November, 2009

Alpha Bank A.E.

Publication of Prospectus Sup

RNS Number : 8004C
Alpha Bank A.E.
19 November 2009


This release is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States or elsewhere. Neither the shares of the Bank nor the rights to acquire the same have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered under the Securities Act or pursuant to an exemption from such registration. There will be no public offering of the rights or the shares in the United States.

This release and the information contained herein do not constitute and should not be construed as constituting a public offer or solicitation of any offer to buy or subscribe for new shares that the Bank is proposing to issue pursuant to its share capital increase or an invitation or solicitation to make offers to purchase or subscribe such shares, as contemplated in Greek Law 3401/2005. Any investment decision to purchase, subscribe or otherwise invest or sell any such Bank shares should be based exclusively on the information that will be contained in the Bank's Prospectus prepared in connection with the offering and the admission of the Bank's new shares to trading on the Athens Exchange, as approved by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission at its meeting of 4.11.2009 and published in accordance with Greek Law 3401/2005 and Regulation (EC) 809/2004 as well as the Prospectus Supplement which was approved by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission at its meeting of 19.11.2009 and published pursuant to this announcement in accordance with Greek Law 3401/2005 and Regulation (EC) 809/2004.

This release is directed solely at persons who (i) are outside the United Kingdom, (ii) have professional experience in matters relating to investments and who fall within the meaning of Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 ("FPO") or (iii) are high net worth entities and other persons to whom such communication may otherwise lawfully be made falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the FPO (all such persons together being referred to as "Relevant Persons"). This release must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this release relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons.

This release is directed solely at persons who are, and following the commencement of the offering, each investor will be representing by transferring any right, or exercising any right to subscribe for new Bank sharesmaking use of the Bank's Prospectus and its Supplement(s) that he is, either:

(i) not resident or physically present in any of the Member States of the European Economic Area (other than Greece) having implemented the Directive 2003/71/CE; or 

(ii) both: 

(A) one of the following types of legal entity: (a) a legal entity which is authorized or regulated to operate in the financial markets or, if not so authorized or regulated, whose corporate purpose is solely to invest in securities; or (b) a legal entity meeting two or more of the following criteria: (i) an average number of at least 250 employees during the last financial year, (ii) a total balance sheet of more than €43,000,000; and (iii) an annual net turnover of more than €50,000,000, as shown in its last annual or consolidated accounts; and

(B) either: (a) acting for his own account; or (b) acting for the account of a client that is an entity of a type referred to in (ii)(A) above; or (c) acting for the account of a client that is not an entity of a type referred to in (ii) (A) where the terms on which he is engaged to act for that client enables him to make decisions concerning the acceptance of offers of transferable securities on the client's behalf without reference to the client. 

J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd., Merrill Lynch International, Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Deutsche Bank AG London Branch, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Nomura International plc and UBS Limited, each regulated and authorized in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority, are acting for the Bank and for no-one else in connection with the offering and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Bank for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients or for providing advice in relation to the offering, the contents of this announcement or any matters or arrangements referred to herein or therein. Deutsche Bank AG is authorized under German Banking Law (competent authority: BaFin - Federal Financial Supervisory Authority) and authorized and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Services Authority.

This release contains certain forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect expected results and are based on certain key assumptions. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in any forward-looking statements. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Bank disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein, except as required pursuant to applicable law.


Publication of Prospectus Supplement

Alpha Bank A.E. (hereinafter the "Bank"), in accordance with EC Regulation 809/2004 and Greek
Law 3401/2005, announces that, as of 20.11.2009the Greek Prospectus Supplement (hereinafter the "Supplement")which was approved by the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission (hereinafter the "CMC") on 19.11.2009 will be available to investorsThe Supplement relates to the Euro 986 million rights issue (hereinafter the "Rights Issue") in favour of the Bank's existing common shareholders, as decided by the Bank's Board of Directors at its meeting on 19.10.2009 and includes updated important information on the Bank and its Group that has been published since the approval of the Prospectus relating to the Rights Issue by the Board of Directors of the CMC on November 4, 2009, as provided by article 16 of Greek Law 3401/2005 and EC Regulation 809/2004.

According to article 16 of Greek Law 3401/2005, investors who have already agreed to purchase or subscribe for the Bank's new shares (the "New Shares") before the publication of the Supplement, have the right to withdraw from such subscription within 3 working days from the publication of the Supplement. 

The revised expected timetable of the Rights Issue is as follows:




Approval of Greek Prospectus by the Board of the CMC


Approval of the commencement of trading of the pre-emption rights by the Board of the Athens Exchange 


Announcement on the Athens Exchange regarding the ex-rights date, period for the exercise of pre-emption rights, and the beginning and end of the period of trading of such rights


Publication of Prospectus (posted on the webpages of the Bank, CMC and Athens Exchange)


Ex-rights date


Confirmation of beneficiaries of pre-emption rights (record date)


Pre-emption rights credited to beneficiariesaccounts in the Dematerialized Securities System (SAT)


Commencement of trading and exercise period of pre-emption rights


Approval of Supplement by the Board of the CMC


Publication of Supplement (posted on the webpages of the Bank, CMC and Athens Exchange)


End of trading of pre-emption rights


Commencement of period for exercise of withdrawal rights


End of period for exercise of withdrawal rights


End of period for the exercise of pre-emption and over-subscription rights


Announcement on the Athens Exchange regarding the take-up of rights and the offering of any unalloted shares


Approval of listing of the New Shares by the Board of the Athens Exchange


Announcement on the Athens Exchange regarding the commencement of trading of the New Shares


Commencement of trading of New Shares

The above timetable depends on a number of unforeseeable factors and may be subject to change. Additional information regarding the process and timetable of the Rights Issue will be announced to the public as per applicable law. The New Shares will be listed in the Large Capitalization category of the Athens Exchange.  The listing and commencement of trading of the New Shares on the Athens Exchange is subject to approval from the Board of Directors of the Athens Exchange.

The Supplement relating to the Rights Issue, as approved by the Board of Directors of the CMC on 19.11.2009will be available to the publicin electronic form on the websites of: (i) the Athens Exchange (, (ii) the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission ( and (iii) Alpha Bank A.E. (www.alpha.grin the section "Investor Relations/Corporate Activity", from 20.11.2009 onwards, as well as in printed form, free of charge, in Branches of the Bank in Greece. 

For further information, shareholders may contact the Shareholders Section of the Bank (tel: +30 210 3265810)


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