Announcement of State Printing House Plc. on the procedure of the payment of the dividend due for the Year 2005
I. Payment of the dividend due for the company’s registered common shares of series „A” listed on the Budapest Stock Exchange
Pursuant to the resolution of its annual general meeting of shareholders held 30th March 2006, State Printing House Plc. pays a dividend of HUF 510.00, i.e. five hundred and ten forints gross for each registered common share (ISIN identification: HU0000079835) of series „A”, with a nominal value of HUF 980.00, listed on the Budapest Stock Exchange. The starting date for the dividend payment is 16th May 2006.
Persons whose security account holds State Printing House Plc. shares on 9th May, 2006 shall be entitled to a dividend. The last day when common shares of State Printing House Plc. entitling their holders to a dividend for the year 2005 can be purchased on the stock exchange is 4th May 2006.
In the context of the dividend payment State Printing House Plc. will request Központi Elszámolóház és Értéktár (Budapest) Zrt (hereinafter KELER Zrt) to conduct a shareholder reconciliation for the closing day of 9th May 2006.
In terms of the dividend payment KELER Zrt. will act as the agent of State Printing House Plc. in accordance with the data furnished by the investment institution handling the account of the shareholder.
Shareholders are hereby advised that State Printing House Plc. will pay a dividend to shareholders meeting the conditions listed as follows:
1. The shareholder, or the duly authorised representative of the shareholder as set forth in paragraph 151 of act CXX of 2001 on Capital Markets has been entered into the Share Registry of State Printing House Plc.
2. The data necessary for the accounting of the dividend are available to State Printing House Plc. or to KELER Zrt acting as its agent. The data shall be provided to KELER Zrt by the shareholder reconciliation as of 9th May 2006 or by the account managers of the shareholders in the case of dividend claims made at a later date.
Shareholders are hereby advised to check with their account managers the data necessary within the context of the payment / of taxation, since no dividend can be paid in lack of such information. For private persons the following information is necessary for the payment / taxation: name, address, tax ID code, sex, birth name, mother’s maiden name, date and place of birth, as well as citizenship of the shareholder. For legal entities the following information is needed: company name, seat and tax ID number of the shareholder (registration number in the case of investment funds).
The dividend shall be transferred to the cash accounts linked to the security accounts handled by the account managers or directly to the account of the shareholder kept within a domestic financial institution (as reported by the security account manager), provided that the account manager has furnished to KELER Zrt. all of the information pertaining to the shareholder in the required format. State Printing House Plc. and KELER Zrt. acting as its agent shall not be held responsible for the delay resulting from the incomplete or incorrect data supply by the account managers or from the time intensiveness of the data processing. In the event that the account manager supplies the missing or corrected data to KELER Zrt. after 10th May 2006, the dividend shall be transferred by the 5th working day of the month following the data supply. State Printing House Plc. is not liable to pay interest for dividends received after 16th May 2006.
II. Payment of the dividend due for employee shares of series „B” and „C” entitling their holders to a dividend preference.
Pursuant to the resolution of its annual general meeting of shareholders, State Printing House Plc. shall pay a gross dividend for each employee share of series „B” and „C” granting a dividend preference in the following amounts:
Shares of series „B” (ISIN identification: HU0000078506) HUF 539.00
Shares of series „C” (ISIN identification: HU0000079834) HUF 549.00
The starting date for the dividend payment is 16th May 2006.
III. Joint rules for the 2005 dividend payment due for all shares (of series „A”, „B” and „C”) issued by State Printing House Plc.
State Printing House Plc. or its agent shall at all times calculate and pay the net dividend to its shareholders in compliance with the relevant regulations in force. State Printing House Plc. shall issue and forward to the shareholders by mail no later than 31st January 2007 a tax certificate about the amount of taxes deducted. The dividend due for the year 2005 can be claimed for a period of 5 years following the starting date of the dividend payment, after which the dividend claim will lapse.
State Printing House Plc.