Announcement

Information about HBCS1 and HBCS2 Interest Payment

06 December 2022

Further to the announcement dated 29 November 2022, in relation to the payment of interest on the Contingent Capital Securities 1 & 2 (“HBCS1 & HBCS2”), HELLENIC BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LTD (the “Bank”) informs the holders of HBCS1 and HBCS2 (the “Holders”) that pursuant to the provisions of the Cyprus Tax Legislation and the Health Insurance System (“GHS”) Law, interest income from bonds / securities listed on recognised stock exchanges is subject to special defence contribution at 3% as well as GHS contribution at 2,65%.

For this purpose, we kindly request the Holders, who fall under the category of persons being entitled to an exemption from the deduction of special defence contribution, to complete the relevant Declaration for Exemption of an Individual or Company (TD624NP or IR624LP respectively) (the “Tax Declaration”) available on the website of the Tax Department of the Republic of Cyprus (Tax Department / Special Defence Contribution), so that no deduction of the relevant contribution is made from the payable interest.  The completed original Tax Declaration must be submitted by hand at any branch of the Bank or sent by registered mail to the address Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd, Corner Limassol & 200 Athalassa Avenue, Strovolos, 2025 Nicosia, Cyprus (for the attention of Shares & Bonds Department), by 20 December 2022.  Otherwise, special defence contribution will be deducted from the payable interest while the corresponding deduction for the GHS contribution will be made in accordance with the applicable legislation.

Furthermore, the Holders wishing the net interest to be paid into a bank account must complete the Declaration of Bank Account for the Payment of the Interest on Contingent Capital Securities 1 & 2 (the “Bank Account Declaration”), which is available on the website of the Bank www.hellenicbank.com (Investor Relations / Fixed Income Investors / Other securities), by 20 December 2022.  It is noted that, for the submission of the Bank Account Declaration, physical presence of the Holders and/or any authorised person is required at any branch of the Bank, along with the submission of the necessary supporting documents listed in the Bank Account Declaration form.  In case physical presence is not feasible for Holders residing abroad or Holders are legal persons registered abroad, submission of the completed original Bank Account Declaration along with the necessary supporting documents must be made by registered mail to the address Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd, Corner Limassol & 200 Athalassa Avenue, Strovolos, 2025 Nicosia, Cyprus (for the attention of the Shares & Bonds Department). Otherwise, the Bank will proceed to issue and send a relevant cheque in the name of the Holder to the address already registered with the Cyprus Stock Exchange.

It is noted that the Bank processes personal data in accordance with the Bank’s Privacy Notice, which is available on the website of the Bank (Privacy Notice).



HELLENIC BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED