This excerpt taken from the NBG 6-K filed Mar 1, 2006.
The proposed dividend of 1.00 per share amounts to an increase of 71% on last year in line with the 67% increase in pre-tax operating profit.
I am grateful to all the staff of the Group for their efforts, without which these outstanding results could not have been achieved. In recognition of their contribution we propose a 40 million distribution of profit to the Groups employees, a 50% increase on the previous year. This corresponds to 5.5% of the Groups net profit for the year.