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Piraeus Bank Raises $1.66 Billion Though Equity Offering

Piraeus Bank, one of Greece’s four big lenders, raised a total of 1.38 billion euros ($1.66 billion) through the capital increase process.

Piraeus Bank Expects to Raise $1.66 Billion Though Equity Offering

Piraeus Bank, one of Greece's four big lenders, expects to raise 1.38 billion euros ($1.66 billion) through the capital increase process

Piraeus Bank at the Forefront of UN's Responsible Banking Initiative

One year since Piraeus Bank joined a coalition of hundreds of banks worldwide for sustainable development, CEO Christos Megalou highlighted on Tuesday the Bank's contribution during a virtual panel organized by United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). Piraeus...

Piraeus Bank Successfully Completes 500-Million-Euro Bond Issue

Piraeus Bank officially announced the successful issue of a 500-million-euro Tier 2 bond with institutional investors at a coupon of 5.50 percent on Thursday. The bond, which has a maturity of 10 years and an embedded issuer call option after...

Piraeus CEO: Greek Banks to Significantly Reduce Bad Loans by 2021 (VIDEO)

The high level of bad loans in Greece is still the largest economic issue that the embattled nation needs to focus on, the head of Piraeus Bank told the American television network CNBC on Monday. Christos Megalou said that there...

Piraeus Bank Returns to Profitability, Says CEO Christos Megalou

Piraeus Bank CEO Christos Megalou says that Greece’s largest lender is returning to profitability in an exclusive interview with the Greek Reporter. Speaking at the 20th Annual Capital Link “Invest in Greece Forum” held in New York last week, Megalou...

Piraeus Bank to Quit European Aid in 2018

Piraeus Bank has significantly reduced its reliance on the European Central Bank's Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA), and plans to fully eliminate it in 2018, its CEO has told Bloomberg. The bank ends 2017 with NPL stock below €20 billion ($24.4...

Piraeus Bank CEO Christos Megalou: 'Greece is Heading Towards Normality'

"The banking sector in Greece is at its best since the crisis started in 2009-2010," Christos Megalou, CEO of Piraeus Bank, said in an exclusive interview to the Greek Reporter. Speaking in New York to Anastasios Papapostolou, the chief of...

Reuters: Piraeus Bank CEO says Central Bank Audit Findings 'Firmly Behind Us'

Piraeus Bank has rectified internal control deficiencies that emerged in a recent central bank audit, the chief executive of Greece's largest lender said on Thursday. "The Bank of Greece inquiry is an issue that has already been dealt with in...

Piraeus Bank New CEO Races to Reach Target for Reducing Bad Loans

Christos Megalou, the new chief executive officer of Piraeus Bank SA is trying to make up for lost time, says a report in Bloomberg. Megalou must offload 4 billion euros ($4.6 billion) in bad loans by the end of the...