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Athens News Agency: News in English, 05-09-28

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] National Bank CEO rings NYSE opening bell
  • [02] Queen of Spain visits orphanage in Athens

  • [01] National Bank CEO rings NYSE opening bell

    National Bank of Greece (NBG) Chairman and CEO Takis Arapoglou kicked off Wednesday's trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) by ringing the opening bell.

    According to NYSE press officer Christian Brakman, Greek companies have proven that they are able to meet the exchange's stringent criteria and predicted that the number of Greek companies listed on the NYSE will increase from six currently to 10 by year-end.

    The National Bank of Greece has been trading on the NYSE since October 1999.

    NBG, which will announce its first-half results for 2005 on Thursday, is active in the US through its subsidiary Atlantic Bank.

    [02] Queen of Spain visits orphanage in Athens

    Spain's Queen Sofia visited the orphanage "Mitera" in Athens on Wednesday, where she had volunteered her services in 1956 when it operated as a nursery school.

    Sofia, met at the orphanage by Health and Social Solidarity Minister Nikitas Kaklamanis, Deputy Minister George Konstantopoulos and the institute's president Maro Kontou, said she was deeply moved to find herself among former teachers and classmates.

    During a brief speech she gave, Sofia referred to the institute's significant work and contribution.

    "Mitera" has successfully found homes for more than 100 children.


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