Company Announcements – February 2006

On the 28th of February 2006 the Board of Directors of Lombard Bank Malta p.l.c. published their financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2005 which portrayed a very positive performance as a profit before tax of Lm3.67 million was registered compared to Lm2.54 million in 2004 thus recording an increase of 44.2%.  The Board of Directors also declared a final gross dividend of 0.20c per share ( 0.13c net of tax ) which will be received on the 15th May 2006 by all shareholders on the register as at the close of trading on 13th March 2006. Shareholders will have the option to recieve the dividend either in cash or by the issue of new shares at the attribution price of Lm 8.37c4 per ordinary share.