ANNOUNCEMENT OF EX-DIVIDEND DATE / DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

METKA INDUSTRIAL – CONSTRUCTION SOCIETE ANONYME(METKA) in line with its practice of providing the investing public, and its shareholders in particular, with reliable information, and in accordance with Law 3556/2007 and article 4.1.3.4 of the Athens Exchange (ATHEX) Regulation, announces the following:

The Annual Regular General Meeting of the Shareholders of METKA S.A., held on 1st June 2017, resolved, among others, to distribute a pidend in the sum of fifteen eurocents (0.15 euros) per share which, after deduction of tax at 15%, results in a net payable pidend per share of twelve eurocents and seventy five hundredths of a eurocent (€0.1275).

In the case of foreign pidend beneficiaries (natural persons or legal entities) who are residents in signatory countries, the tax deducted varies according to the provisions of the respective agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and in any case cannot exceed 15%.

The ex-date has been set to 6 June 2017 and payment of the pidend to the beneficiaries shall commence on 13 June 2017. As of ex-date, METKA shares shall be traded in the Athens Exchange without a pidend right (ex-pidend). The beneficiaries of the pidend are the shareholders registered in the records of the Dematerialised Securities System (DSS) on 7 June 2017 (record date).

Payment of the pidend shall be effected in accordance with the procedure stipulated in article 5.5 of the ATHEX Regulation and the specific provisions of the DSS Regulation, as follows:

(a)     Through the operators – that is, the trading companies selected by the shareholders themselves and authorised to collect the pidend. On 13 June 2017 METKA S.A. shall credit the operators' accounts, which in turn shall pay the relevant amounts to the beneficiaries. It should be noted that investors may revoke the authorisations granted to their operators by submitting an application to this effect to the Hellenic Stock Exchanges S.A. (HELEX), at least five (5) working days before the pidend payment date.

(b)    By deposit at their International Bank Account Number (IBAN), at which the investor has declared that he wishes to collect cash distributions in accordance with article 13 of the Regulation on the operation of the Dematerialized Securities System (DSS) and decision number 6 of the ATHEXCSD BoD, as in force, for those investors that do not wish to collect them through their operators. This only concerns investors that have declared a Bank of Piraeus IBAN.

(c)     Starting on 13 June 2017 through the branch network of the BANK OF PIRAEUS for all other investors. In order to collect the pidend from the branch network of the Bank, investors must provide valid ID and the DSS account information. Payment to a third party can only take place if there is an authorization stating the full personal information of both the beneficiary as well as the person being authorized, and notarized by a public authority.

It should be noted that METKA S.A. does not possess own shares.

 

For additional clarifications or information, please contact the Company’s Shareholders Department at:

Tel: 210-6877317

Fax: 210-6877400

 

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