The Company is required to publish financial results for the 9 months ended 30 September in terms of the rules of the Romanian National Securities Commission (“CNVM”) and the Rule Book of the Bucharest Stock Exchange (“the BVB”). Accordingly, this announcement presents the financial results of the Company in respect of the financial period from 1 January 2011 to 30 September 2011 in a form compliant with the requirements of the CNVM and the BVB.
These results reflect that the Company continued to perform strongly during this period. Distributable earnings per share continued to expand to 5.15 euro cents per share for the third quarter of 2011. Results for the same period in 2010 are not available, but the quarterly distributable earnings per share result compares favourably with the dividend of 9.26 euro cents per share declared in respect of the six months ended on 31 December 2010. The Company will continue to consider and declare dividends on a semi-annual basis, as has been the practice to date.