Comapny Annoucement – August 2006

Santumas Shareholdings plc

At a meeting of the Board of Directors of Santumas Shareholdings plc held on 22nd August 2006, the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 30th April 2006 were approved.

A final gross dividend of 2 cents per share, payable on the 30th September 2006, was also approved. Such payment is to be made from exempt profits therefore shareholders will receive the dividend gross without any deduction of tax.


Pursuant to the Company Announcement issued on Friday the 8th of August 2006, the Board of Directors of Maltacom p.l.c. announces that it is scheduled to meet on Friday the 15th September 2006 to:

i)                    Consider and approve, the Company’s Financial Statements for the period ending 30th June 2006;

ii)                   Consider the declaration of an interim dividend.


Proposed sale of BOV shares by Government of Malta and Capitalia Spa

The Government’s Privatisation Unit, by its letter dated 24th August 2006, has informed the Bank of Valletta plc that subsequent to the transfer of shares from Banco di Sicilia to Capitalia, the Government of Malta and Capitalia have renewed the Memorandum of Understanding for another period of six months.