Article 17.1 MAR Regulation
The Management Board of PKO Bank Polski S.A. („the Bank”) informs that on 17 March 2023 it received the recommendation from the Polish Financial Supervision Authority („PFSA”) in which the PFSA confirmed that the Bank fulfils the criteria for the payment of dividend up to 50% of the net profit for 2022.
PFSA also recommends that the Bank should limit the risk occurring in its activity by:
- limiting the amount of dividend that can be paid from the profit earned in the period from 1 January to 31 December 2022 to 50% of such profit,
- not paying by the Bank a dividend from the profit earned in the period from 1 January to 31 December 2022 until The Court of Justice of the European Union issues a judgment on the return of additional funds over and above those paid out while executing an agreement canceled on the basis of unfair terms of contract (abusive clauses) of the CHF loan agreement (in connection with the question of the District Court for Warsaw-Śródmieście in Warsaw – case C-520/21),
- not paying by the Bank a dividend from the profit earned in the period from 1 January to 31 December 2022 after issuing the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union, referred to in point 2, without prior consultation with the PFSA,
- not conducting any other activities, in particular those beyond the scope of current business and operating activities, which may result in a reduction of own funds, including possible dividend payments from undistributed profits from previous years and buybacks or buyouts of own shares, without prior consultation with the supervisory authority.