On 14 May 2010 the Malta Stock Exchange announced the admission of 488,240 new FIMBank plc shares to the Official List as a result of the scrip dividend issue. On 16 March FIMBank had recommended the payment of a gross dividend of US$0.018 per share which was approved at the recent Annual General Meeting which took place on Thursday 6 May. Shareholders had the option of receiving the dividend either in cash or in new shares at an attribution price of US$1.00. The take-up of 488,240 shares represents an acceptance rate of 31.2%. Following the scrip dividend, the total number of shares in issue increased to 135,915,194 shares.