This excerpt taken from the MTA 6-K filed Mar 30, 2006.
Timing of Magyar Telekoms Annual General Meeting
Budapest March 30, 2006 Magyar Telekom (Reuters: NYSE: MTA.N, BÉT: MTEL.BU and Bloomberg: NYSE: MTA US, BÉT: MTELEKOM HB), the leading Hungarian telecommunications service provider, today announced that due to the ongoing audit of Magyar Telekoms financial statements, the Annual General Meeting of the company will not be held at end of April 2006. The exact date of the AGM and the amount of the proposed dividend payment will be announced as soon as the audit process is closed and the Board of Directors has made the necessary decisions.
As disclosed in the full-year 2005 results announcement made on February 13, 2006, the Company is currently inquiring into certain contracts, totalling approximately HUF 700 million, entered into by one of its subsidiaries, to determine whether they have been entered into in violation of company policy or applicable law or regulation. This inquiry, which is being conducted by an independent law firm and supervised by the Audit Committee, is still ongoing and it is still too early to determine the outcome. The completion of the audit of Magyar Telekoms results is pending such determination. Magyar Telekom is committed to conducting this investigation in compliance with its legal and regulatory obligations and in cooperation with the pertinent governmental and regulatory bodies.
As a result of this delay in the date of the Annual General Meeting, the Company will fail to meet certain deadlines prescribed by the Hungarian Law and the Regulations of the Budapest Stock Exchange (BSE), which require issuers to prepare and file with the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority and the BSE their audited annual results approved by the AGM within 120 days following the end of the relevant fiscal year. The Company will seek to hold an AGM and have its annual results approved as promptly as reasonably practicable.
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