Announcement of ex-dividend date / dividend payment date

METAL CONSTRUCTIONS OF GREECE (METKA) S.A., 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 of the Athens Exchange (ATHEX) Regulation, announces the following:

The Annual Regular General Meeting of the Shareholders of METKA S.A., held on 11 May 2016, resolved, among others, to distribute a dividend in the sum of twelve eurocents (0.12 euros) per share which, after deduction of tax at 15%, results in a net payable dividend per share of ten point two eurocents (0.102 euros).

In the case of foreign dividend 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 13 May 2016 and payment of the dividend to the beneficiaries shall commence on 20 May 2016. As of ex-date, METKA shares shall be traded in the Athens Exchange without a dividend right (ex-dividend). The beneficiaries of the dividend are the shareholders registered in the records of the Dematerialised Securities System (DSS) on 16 May 2016 (record date).

Payment of the dividend 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 dividend. On 20 May 2016 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 dividend payment date.

(b)    Directly by Piraeus Bank, either by crediting the bank account declared by the shareholder or by cheque, in case the investors concerned:

-      Have not authorised their operators.

-      Have revoked, by an application submitted to HELEX, the authorisation granted to their operators to collect the dividend.

-      Hold shares kept in the Special Account of their investor record in the DSS.

The paying bank shall be Piraeus Bank.

In the event that their bank accounts cannot be credited for any reason, beneficiaries may collect their dividends from Piraeus Bank from 20 May 2016 onwards.

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:

Fax: 210-6877400

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