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ThPa sa announces that the company's Board of Directors during its meeting on 24/11/2009 was constituted and decided the appointment of new members as follows:

  • Mr Basilios Papageorgopoulos, independent non executive member, Representative of Municipality of Thessaloniki, replacing Mr Apostolos Tsourekas.
  • Mr Georgios Spanopoulos, non executive member, as Representative of Employees, replacing Mr Petros Naskos.
  • Mr Dimitrios Thiriou was elected again as Representative of Dock Workers, non executive member.
Thpa s.a. hereby announces, in accordance with Article of the Regulation of the Athens Stock Exchange that according to the resolution of its shareholders Ordinary General Meeting of May 26, 2009, the dividend for the financial year 2008 amounts to 0.18 euros per share, which dividend is subject to 10% withholding tax, according Law 3697/2008 and  therefore the net final amount payable will be 0.162 Euro per share.

Ex-dividend date was set for July 16, 2009.
Dividend beneficiaries "Record date" was set for July 20, 2009 (in accordance with the new ATHEX rulebook, starting on 1.1.2009 corporate actions take place based on "record date" replacing the "trade date" rule. Based on the new rule, beneficiaries of the dividend are those investors who are registered in the DSS on the relevant "record date").
The dividend payment will start on July 24, 2009 by the contracting Bank EFG EUROBANK Ergasias, as follows: 
1. Through the operators of the Dematerialized Securities System, in accordance with articles 5.5 of the Regulation of the Athens Stock Exchange and 39 of the CSD Regulation.
2. Through the branch network of Bank EFG EUROBANK Ergasias, for the shareholders who have requested exception from their DSS operator.
3. For those of the shareholders who, for various reasons, cannot be credited through their operators, dividend payment can be received in person or through their legal representatives from Bank EFG EUROBANK Ergasias throughout its branch network upon presenting their identity card or a relevant authorization by the beneficiary authenticated by a State Authority, and in any case producing the printout of their DSS investment profile code number.  
Dividends not claimed within five (5) years, lapse in favour of the Greek State.
For more information, shareholders are kindly requested to contact the Company's Shareholders Department (+30 2310593134, +30 2310593128).   
The Company announces  that during its shareholders Ordinary General Meeting held on 26.5.2009 with the participation of (10) shareholders, who represented 7,558,880 shares of the total amount of 10,080,000 shares, with the quota of 74.989 %, the following resolutions were taken with the quorum of 74.989 % each and every one:
1) Approval of the annual financial statements for the 9th financial year (1.1.2008 to 31.12.2008), along with the Board of Directors and Auditors reports. 
2) Approval of the allocation of available earnings, as proposed by the Company's Board of Directors and of a 0.18 € dividend  per share, which dividend is subject to 10% withholding tax, according Law 3697/2008 and  therefore the net final amount payable will be 0.162 Euro per share. 
The record date (dividend beneficiaries) was set for Monday 20 July 2009.
The (ex-dividend date) was set for Thursday 16 July 2009 and the dividend payment will be made as from 24 July 2009.
Shareholders may receive their dividend from any branch of EFG Eurobank Ergasias starting Friday 24th July 2009, upon presenting their identity card.
The dividend of shareholders who have designated EFG EUROBANK Ergasias as their account operator at the Dematerialised Securities System (SAT) will be credited to their accounts on Friday 24 July 2009.
3) Approval of the release of the Board of Directors Members and of the Auditors from any liability for the activities of the management period from 1.1.2008 to 31.12.2008.
4) Seven (7) members of the Board of Directors have been elected for five years. 
5) An audit committee was formed in accordance of Law 3693/2008
6) Assignment of the audit of the 10th financial year (1.1.2009 - 31.12.2009) to the auditing company "Grant Thornton"and the appointment of: Konstantinou Vassilios Licence Number 13671 and  Ioannou  Nikolaos Licence Number 29301 as chartered auditors and: kazas Vassilios Licence Number 13281 and  Stellakis Pavlos Licence Number 24941 as deputy auditors.
7) Approval of the Board of Directors Members remuneration for the year 2008 up until now, and pre-approval of the remunerations-compensations to be paid the next financial year.
There were no announcements during the Ordinary General Meeting.  
After the Ordinary General Meeting, a meeting of the Board of Directors took place and have been elected the following  Members:
Mr Lazaros Kanavouras Chairman         
Mr Ioannis Tsaras Chief Executive Officer
Mr Iakovos Frantzis Vice Chairman      
Mr Georgios Ioannidis Member
Christoforos Koutitas   Member
Efstratios Makios        Member
Pantelis Tsivelekidis     Member
Petros Naskos       Member
Dimitrios Thiriou       Member
Nikolaos Parpoudis       Member
Apostolos Tsourekas     Member


Pursuant to article of the Athens Exchange Regulations, ThPa sa announces that the ordinary tax audit for years 2001-2004 has been completed. Additional tax of EUR 344,792.16, plus surcharges of EUR 411,036.61 that is EUR 755,828.77 in total were levied, which has been decreased in EUR 726,023.75, due to the lump sum payment. The assessment for tax hasn’t overdrawn the provisions that the company has formed, and consequently there will not be any burden on its current financial results.


The Board of Directors of the Limited Company with the corporate name "ORGANISMOS LIMENOS THESSALONIKIS ANONYMI ETERIA [THESSALONIKI PORT AUTHORITY S.A." trading as THPA S.A. (LC Reg. No 42807/06/B/99/30), with registered offices in Thessaloniki, hereby


its Shareholders according to Law 2190/1920 and to the Company's Memorandum of Association to the Ordinary General Meeting that will take place on Tuesday 26th May 2009 at 13:00 p.m. in Thessaloniki, at Warehouse A, 1st Port Pier, on the following Agenda items:

A G E N D A   I T E M S

1. Submission and Approval of the Company’s Annual Financial Report for the 9th fiscal year (01.01.2008 to 31.12.2008).
2. Appropriation of Annual Earnings and decision on the distribution of dividends to the Company shareholders.
3. Release of the Board of Directors members and of the Certified Auditors from any and all liability as regards the proceedings of the Company's 9th fiscal year.
4. Election of the Board of Director members due to the end of their term on 15.06.2009.
5. Establishment of an Audit Committee in application of Law 3693/2008 provision.
6. Election of Certified Auditors for the fiscal year 2009 and approval of their fees.
7. Approval of the fees - remunerations paid to BoD members during the fiscal year 2008 and pre-approval of fees remunerations that will be paid during the next fiscal year.
8. Various announcements.

All shareholders of the Company have the right to participate in the meeting, either in person or by proxy. Each share gives right to one vote.
In order for the shareholders to participate in the General Meeting, they are required to:

  • Block all or part of their shares through their operator in the Intangible Titles System (ITS) or, in the event the said shares are placed in the ITS Special Account, through the Hellenic Exchanges S.A.
  • Submit to the Company (Public Relations, Investor Relations, Company Announcements and Investor Service Department.1st Port Pier, tel. +2310 593-134 & 2310 593-128) the respective certificate of blocked shares at least five (5) days before the General Meeting date.
  • The power of representation instruments should be submitted to the Company within the same deadline.


Thessaloniki 27 April 2009

A presentation to analysts has taken place today Tuesday, April 28th, 2009.
During the presentation reference was made to the company’s activities, to the port’s strategic position of the port, to the designed and under-materialization investments of the company, as well as to statistical and financial data of ThPA sa.
As regards the results for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2009 the company’s evaluations are positive.