In its ongoing endeavor to enhance services and meet the needs of its customers and shareholders, and in the context of its wider social role, NBG has received various important awards and distinctions, including:

FT Global 500:

the only Greek corporation listed among the top 500 businesses in the world (Financial Times)

Best Bank for Regulatory Capital: 1st in Greece and 99th in the world (according to The Banker magazine, a publication of the FT group)

Forbes Global 2000: NBG held 82nd place in the Forbes Global 2000 rankings, which are based on a mix of four metrics: sales, profit, assets and market value.

Best Private Banking in Greece, according to Euromoney

Private Equity Awards: 1st place for the successful business moves of NBGI Private Equity in the category of investments up to the amount of GBP50 million (according to the industry journal Unquote)

“Deal of the Year” award for NBGI Private Equity, for its investment in the National Autocentres chain: in the framework of the “M&A Awards”

Top 100 Best Banking Brands: the only Greek bank among the top 100 banks worldwide, according to The Banker

Project Finance International League Tables: 13th bank in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and 18th globally, in the sphere of project finance

Best custodian for domestic and international institutional investors

Best Investor Relations in Greece (IR Magazine)

Primary Dealers in the Greek government bond market: 1st place in the first half of 2008

Business award from CHRIMA 2008:

  • “Best Corporation FTSE-ASE/20 – 2008”
  • “Best Bank – 2008”
  • “Investor Relations – 2008”

Best Bank in Greece and in Southeast Europe by Assets Strength & Best Bank in Greece and in Southeast Europe by Capital Strength

(awarded by industry journal Finance Central Europe)

Social Responsibility Award 2008 from the Athens Chamber of Trade & Industry

As part of the awards given by the Athens Chamber of Trade and Industry in 2008, NBG was awarded the Social Responsibility Award in recognition of its longstanding and significant contribution to the growth of the Greek economy, the progress and prosperity of Greek society in general, environmental protection and the preservation of the Greek cultural heritage.

Each year the Athens Chamber of Trade and Industry, in its annual awards competition, bestows distinctions on those businesses that succeed not simply in performing well financially, but also in contributing in a substantial way to strengthening the economy more generally, enhancing Greek entrepreneurship abroad, and supporting the community as a whole.