Payment of the interim dividend for the year 2009

It is announced that the Board of Directors of the Company in its meeting of November 12th, 2009 decided the distribution of an interim dividend of 0.20 Euro per share as advance payment for the year 2009 dividend. The above interim dividend amount is subject to a 10% tax (that is 0.02 Euro per share) imposed on dividends pursuant to article 18 of the Law 3697/2008 (Government Gazette A 194/25.9.2008). Company shareholders registered in the electronic files of the Dematerialized Securities System (S.A.T.) datred Wednesday December 9th, 2009 (record date) for MOTOR OIL (HELLAS) S.A. are entitled to the interim dividend. As of Monday December 7th, 2009 the shares of the Company will trade ex-interim dividend.

The payment of the interim dividend for the year 2009 to the shareholders will be effected according to one of the following options through the payee bank BANK OF PIRAEUS S.A on Tuesday December 15th, 2009: 

1.Through the Dematerialized Securities System (S.A.T) Operators (banks, brokerage - securities firms) according to the payment procedure defined in section of the Athens Exchange Regulation and in article 39 of the Codified Regulation of the Operation of S.A.T.

2.Shareholders who have revoked the dividend collection authorization to their S.A.T. Operators will be attended to at any branch of BANK OF PIRAEUS S.A.

3.Shareholders not credited by their S.A.T. Operators, for whatever reason, will be attended to at any branch of BANK OF PIRAEUS S.A. after Monday December 21st, 2009.

For the cases 2 and 3 described above, shareholders can collect the interim dividend in person or through their legally authorized representative until June 30th, 2010 by presenting to the payee bank a copy of their S.A.T. details and their Identification Card.

After June 30th, 2010 the collection of the interim dividend will be possible only from the Headquarters of the Company, Shareholders´ Department (12A Irodou Attikou str., 151 24 Maroussi tel. 210 8094 042).

The Company will be issuing the interim dividend collection certificates (for tax purposes) and to this end shareholders should contact the Shareholders´ Department (tel. 210 8094 042).

Dividends which will not be collected within 5 years are written off in favour of the Hellenic State.




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