National Bank of Greece
The Greek banking system has radically changed over the past two decades. Mergers and acquisitions had already begun in the late 1980s, but it was two significant events 20 years ago that marked the beginning of a process that has led to the consolidation of the country's banking sector in the dominant "big four" (Alpha Bank, Eurobank, National Bank of Greece and Piraeus Bank).
The management of NBG Property Services, the sector's largest company with a property portfolio worth over 2 billion euros, has decided to raise 500 million in new capital on the Athens Stock Exchange.
The new capital will help with the development of existing properties and the acquisition of new ones.
The chief executive of National Bank's (NBG) Cypriot subsidiary, Christos Christodoulou, was appointed as NBG's new chief financial officer, taking over from Yannis Kyriakopoulos, Greece's second-largest lender said on Wednesday.
Kyriakopoulos will head NBG's real estate division, which includes real estate management subsidiaries, the bank said.