SOURCE: Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.

March 09, 2010 10:36 ET

ALLIED IRISH BANKS, p.l.c. FILES 2009 FORM 20-F

DUBLIN 4, IRELAND--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) -



Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.("AIB") [NYSE: AIB] filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended 31 December 2009 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, 8 March, 2010.

The Form 20-F is available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://www.aibgroup.com/investorrelations.

Shareholders who wish to receive a hard copy of the Form 20-F should make a request to The Company Secretary, Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c., Bankcentre, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland. Hard copies of the 2009 Annual Financial Report, incorporating the 2009 Form 20-F, will be available from end March 2010 and will be mailed free of charge thereafter, if requested.

-ENDS-


For further information please contact:-
David O'Callaghan.
Company Secretary,
Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.,
Tel: +353 1 6414672




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