November 22, 2005 17:11 ET

Announcement: Pre–Dividend Payment of Use 2005

ATHENS, GREECE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 22, 2005 -- OPAP S.A. (OTC: OPAPF) (OPAr.AT) (OPAP GA) announces that, according to decision 43/21-11-2005 of the Board of Directors, proceeds to the distribution of a Pre-dividend €0,48 per share for current use.

According to the above decision, beneficiaries of the pre-dividend are shareholders of the company after the closing of Athens Exchange on 13/12/2005.

As of Wednesday 14/12/2005 the shares will be traded without the right of receiving the pre-dividend.

Payment of the pre-dividend will begin on Thursday 22 December 2005 and will be carried out through the Central Securities Depository S.A. to the operators of beneficiaries (Trustees and Brokerage Firms), who (the operators) will claim from the Central Securities Depository the right to collect the pre-dividend on behalf of their clients, in order to pay them or credit their bank accounts.

Concerning shareholders, whose operators will not make the above-mentioned claim or whose shares are in the special account, the payment will be made by the Central Securities Depository (Mavrokordatou square & Aharnon 17, 104 38 Athens, Tel. 210-5214500) during working days from 08:00 – 15:00 until the 22nd March 2006 or by procedure that will be announced by the Depository.

The Board of Directors of OPAP S.A.

Contact Information

  • Company Contact:
    Konstantinos Tsaoussis
    OPAP SA (Greece)
    Tel. 011-30-210-579-8206
    E-mail: Email Contact

    Distributed by Capital Link:
    Nicolas Bornozis
    Capital Link, Inc. (New York)
    Tel. 212-661-7566
    E-mail: Email Contact