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Nikolaos Lykos

Executive Chairman of the Management Board

Mr. Nikolaos Lykos was born in Athens in 1957. A graduate of Lycée Leonin, he studied Philosophy at Essex University and Business Development at Templeton College, Oxford. After completing theoretical studies with the British Institute of Graphic Arts, he undertook industrial training at Harris Corporation in Dayton, Ohio and at Heidelberg College, Heidelberg. He has been active in the development of the family held Lykos company, founded in 1897, since 1980, representing the 4th generation of Lykos family. In 2000, he became Chairman of the Board and CEO INFORM LYKOS (LYK), listed on ATHEX since 1994. Since 2011, he is steering for the consolidation of all group operations in Vienna from the position of the Chairman of the Management Board. He has been in the Board of the International Business Forms Industries since 1984 and has served as its Chairman for two consecutive terms.

Emmanouil Kontos

Group CEO

Mr. Emmanouil Kontos was born in Australia in 1971.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the National University of Athens and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He began his career in 1995 at Colgate Palmolive in Greece, where by 2000 he was Head of Financial Reporting. From 2000 to 2007 he was Finance Director Greece, MENA & European Development Markets, CEE at General Mills, taking then the role of Financial Controller Greek Business Unit at Coca Cola Hellenic. He continued as Group CFO at Korres Natural Products in Greece until 2011. From 2011 until 2018 he held leadership roles with General Mills initially as Finance Director Middle East, North Africa & Turkey based in Dubai, then GM Sub Saharan Africa in Johannesburg/Dubai and his last role before joining AC Group was Managing Director Middle East and Africa Region. In 2018, Mr. Kontos joined INFORM, listed on the ATHEX, as Managing Director of that division and then he hold the position of Group Deputy CEO. Currently, he is Group CEO of AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG. Having over two decades of experience across Europe and Middle East Africa, Mr. Kontos is an international leader and operated in senior CFO and Managing Director roles.

Burak Bilge

Executive Vice President Türkiye / Middle East and Africa

Mr. Burak Bilge was born in İstanbul in 1975. Burak Bilge is a graduate of Boğaziçi University Department of International Trade and has a post-graduate degree in Banking and Finance from Yeditepe University, his PHD on political science and foreign relation is still on going.

He started his career in the banking sector as a management trainee for Cards and Payments Department in Yaşar Bank in 1996. He later served as a senior expert in the Kent Bank’s Retail Banking and Product Management division. Bilge worked as a senior vice president of International Business Development in Garanti Bank Payment System from 2002 to 2007 to develop payments and cards business further in the region where his last assignment was to establish famous Bonus Card loyalty program in Romania advising Garanti Romania. From 2007 until 2013 he held global leadership role in Austrian Erste Banking Group, where he managed and spearheaded cards business and innovation across the Central and Eastern European region.

In 2013 Mr Bilge joined AUSTRIACARD to establish and lead Group’s Turkish business, currently he is the Managing Director of AustriaCard Türkiye.

Jon Neeraas

Executive Vice President Western Europe, UK, Nordics and Americas

Mr. Jon Neeraas was born in Mo i Rana, Norway in 1966, he holds a Bachelor`s degree from the Norwegian School of economics (BI).

He started his career as co-founder of TAG Systems Norway in 1990, acting as the Sales Director Banking, a position he held until EDB Business Partner ASA acquired the business in 2005. EDB Business Partner was at that time a 3.500 employee company listed at the Oslo stock exchange and Jon acted as the CEO of their card division. In 2008 he decided to join TAG Systems Andorra, a company Jon also was a co-founder of back in 1999, now acting as the CEO developing the company from a card manufacturer into personalization services. During the next years he established local personalization businesses in Finland, Baltic, Poland, Spain, UK and USA, developing TAG Systems Group into a market leader in the Fintech space.

In 2019 Mr. Neeraas joined AUSTRIACARD, acting as the CEO of the TAG Systems brand after an M&A transaction between AC and TAG.

Markus Kirchmayr

Group CFO

Mr. Markus Kirchmayr was born in 1980 in Austria and holds a Master’s degree in Economic Sciences from Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. As a part of his studies, he studied 2 semesters at HEC Montréal, Canada. In 2023 he began his career at KPMG Austria in Financial Advisory and then moving to Audit where he was responsible for statutory and group audits as well as advisory projects. During his time at KPMG, Markus Kirchmayr acquired the certifications of Certified IFRS Accountant, Chartered Tax Consultant and Certified Public Accountant in Austria and was seconded for 21 months to KPMG Switzerland as Audit Manager at the Lausanne office. In mid-2013, he continued as Head of Group Consolidation at the listed company Conwert Immobilien Invest SE, Austria being responsible for the preparation of the consolidated financial statements. In May 2015, Markus Kirchmayr joined AUSTRIACARD Group as Finance Director of Digital Security Division and the Vienna-based entities and subsequently also assumed responsibility for ERP, HR, Legal & Compliance and M&A. In 2021, he was promoted to his current position as Group CFO.

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You should read the following important notice before accessing, reading or using in any way the Prospectus on this website.

This Prospectus of the company under the corporate name “AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG” (hereafter the “Company”) which can be accessed through this link (https://www.nbg.gr/el/footer/enimerwtika-deltia) of the website of NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE S.A., was approved by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission on 24.01.2023 and relates to the dual listing of the shares in the Company on the Regulated Market of the Athens Exchange and the Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, including (a) the existing shares in the Company and (b) the new shares in the Company to be issued in the context of a capital increase due to the merger by absorption by the Company of the company under the corporate name “INFORM P. LYKOS HOLDINGS S.A.” (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Shares”).

The Prospectus is not published in relation to and does not constitute offer of Shares by or on behalf of the Company.

The Prospectus was approved by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission following its transfer by the Austrian Financial Market Authority pursuant to article 20(8) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, in connection with the information that must be furnished to investors as required under Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, Greek law 4706/2020 and Delegated Regulations (EU) 2019/979 and 2019/980, as amended and in force. The aforementioned approval shall not be considered as an endorsement of the Company and the quality of the Shares that are the subject of the Prospectus. Investment in the Shares entails risks. Investors should make their own assessment as to the suitability of investing in the Shares.

The Prospectus will be valid for one (1) year from the date of its approval by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission. Each significant new factor, material mistake, or material inaccuracy relating to the information included in the Prospectus which may affect the assessment of the Shares in the Company and which arises or is noted between the time when the Prospectus is approved and the commencement of trading of the Shares on the Regulated Market of the Athens Exchange and the Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, will be included in a supplement to the Prospectus which will be published in accordance with article 23 of the Regulation 2017/1129 on the Prospectus, in accordance with at least the same arrangements made for the publication of the Prospectus. No obligation for the publication of a supplement to the Prospectus applies after the commencement of trading of the Shares on the Regulated Market of the Athens Exchange and the Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange.

Distribution of the Prospectus and any other documents or information contained in this link and this webpage may be in general restricted by the law and the regulatory framework applicable in some countries. This webpage and its content do not in any way constitute an offer for sale or solicitation to buy any securities in any jurisdiction where such offer or solicitation is unlawful under its applicable legislative and regulatory framework.

Finally, investors outside of Greece and Austria or investors subject to the relevant legislation and jurisdiction of other countries may be prohibited to exercise any rights deriving from the Shares, regardless of whether they acquire Shares in any way. If you are viewing this website from the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Japan and / or any other country other than Greece and Austria, where the information provided in the Prospectus is not permitted by the law, please leave this website.

DISCLAIMER

You should read the following important notice before accessing, reading or using in any way the Prospectus on this website.

This Prospectus of the company under the corporate name “AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG” (hereafter the “Company”) which can be accessed through this link (https://www.nbg.gr/el/footer/enimerwtika-deltia) of the website of NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE S.A., was approved by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission on 24.01.2023 and relates to the dual listing of the shares in the Company on the Regulated Market of the Athens Exchange and the Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, including (a) the existing shares in the Company and (b) the new shares in the Company to be issued in the context of a capital increase due to the merger by absorption by the Company of the company under the corporate name “INFORM P. LYKOS HOLDINGS S.A.” (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Shares”).

The Prospectus is not published in relation to and does not constitute offer of Shares by or on behalf of the Company.

The Prospectus was approved by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission following its transfer by the Austrian Financial Market Authority pursuant to article 20(8) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, in connection with the information that must be furnished to investors as required under Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, Greek law 4706/2020 and Delegated Regulations (EU) 2019/979 and 2019/980, as amended and in force. The aforementioned approval shall not be considered as an endorsement of the Company and the quality of the Shares that are the subject of the Prospectus. Investment in the Shares entails risks. Investors should make their own assessment as to the suitability of investing in the Shares.

The Prospectus will be valid for one (1) year from the date of its approval by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission. Each significant new factor, material mistake, or material inaccuracy relating to the information included in the Prospectus which may affect the assessment of the Shares in the Company and which arises or is noted between the time when the Prospectus is approved and the commencement of trading of the Shares on the Regulated Market of the Athens Exchange and the Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, will be included in a supplement to the Prospectus which will be published in accordance with article 23 of the Regulation 2017/1129 on the Prospectus, in accordance with at least the same arrangements made for the publication of the Prospectus. No obligation for the publication of a supplement to the Prospectus applies after the commencement of trading of the Shares on the Regulated Market of the Athens Exchange and the Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange.

Distribution of the Prospectus and any other documents or information contained in this link and this webpage may be in general restricted by the law and the regulatory framework applicable in some countries. This webpage and its content do not in any way constitute an offer for sale or solicitation to buy any securities in any jurisdiction where such offer or solicitation is unlawful under its applicable legislative and regulatory framework.

Finally, investors outside of Greece and Austria or investors subject to the relevant legislation and jurisdiction of other countries may be prohibited to exercise any rights deriving from the Shares, regardless of whether they acquire Shares in any way. If you are viewing this website from the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Japan and / or any other country other than Greece and Austria, where the information provided in the Prospectus is not permitted by the law, please leave this website.

DISCLAIMER

You should read the following important notice before accessing, reading or using in any way the Prospectus on this website.

This Prospectus of the company under the corporate name “AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG” (hereafter the “Company”) which can be accessed through this link (https://www.nbg.gr/el/footer/enimerwtika-deltia) of the website of NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE S.A., was approved by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission on 24.01.2023 and relates to the dual listing of the shares in the Company on the Regulated Market of the Athens Exchange and the Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, including (a) the existing shares in the Company and (b) the new shares in the Company to be issued in the context of a capital increase due to the merger by absorption by the Company of the company under the corporate name “INFORM P. LYKOS HOLDINGS S.A.” (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Shares”).

The Prospectus is not published in relation to and does not constitute offer of Shares by or on behalf of the Company.

The Prospectus was approved by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission following its transfer by the Austrian Financial Market Authority pursuant to article 20(8) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, in connection with the information that must be furnished to investors as required under Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, Greek law 4706/2020 and Delegated Regulations (EU) 2019/979 and 2019/980, as amended and in force. The aforementioned approval shall not be considered as an endorsement of the Company and the quality of the Shares that are the subject of the Prospectus. Investment in the Shares entails risks. Investors should make their own assessment as to the suitability of investing in the Shares.

The Prospectus will be valid for one (1) year from the date of its approval by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission. Each significant new factor, material mistake, or material inaccuracy relating to the information included in the Prospectus which may affect the assessment of the Shares in the Company and which arises or is noted between the time when the Prospectus is approved and the commencement of trading of the Shares on the Regulated Market of the Athens Exchange and the Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, will be included in a supplement to the Prospectus which will be published in accordance with article 23 of the Regulation 2017/1129 on the Prospectus, in accordance with at least the same arrangements made for the publication of the Prospectus. No obligation for the publication of a supplement to the Prospectus applies after the commencement of trading of the Shares on the Regulated Market of the Athens Exchange and the Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange.

Distribution of the Prospectus and any other documents or information contained in this link and this webpage may be in general restricted by the law and the regulatory framework applicable in some countries. This webpage and its content do not in any way constitute an offer for sale or solicitation to buy any securities in any jurisdiction where such offer or solicitation is unlawful under its applicable legislative and regulatory framework.

Finally, investors outside of Greece and Austria or investors subject to the relevant legislation and jurisdiction of other countries may be prohibited to exercise any rights deriving from the Shares, regardless of whether they acquire Shares in any way. If you are viewing this website from the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Japan and / or any other country other than Greece and Austria, where the information provided in the Prospectus is not permitted by the law, please leave this website.

DISCLAIMER

You should read the following important notice before accessing, reading or using in any way the Prospectus on this website.

This Prospectus of the company under the corporate name “AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG” (hereafter the “Company”) which can be accessed through this link (https://www.nbg.gr/el/footer/enimerwtika-deltia) of the website of NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE S.A., was approved by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission on 24.01.2023 and relates to the dual listing of the shares in the Company on the Regulated Market of the Athens Exchange and the Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, including (a) the existing shares in the Company and (b) the new shares in the Company to be issued in the context of a capital increase due to the merger by absorption by the Company of the company under the corporate name “INFORM P. LYKOS HOLDINGS S.A.” (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Shares”).

The Prospectus is not published in relation to and does not constitute offer of Shares by or on behalf of the Company.

The Prospectus was approved by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission following its transfer by the Austrian Financial Market Authority pursuant to article 20(8) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, in connection with the information that must be furnished to investors as required under Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, Greek law 4706/2020 and Delegated Regulations (EU) 2019/979 and 2019/980, as amended and in force. The aforementioned approval shall not be considered as an endorsement of the Company and the quality of the Shares that are the subject of the Prospectus. Investment in the Shares entails risks. Investors should make their own assessment as to the suitability of investing in the Shares.

The Prospectus will be valid for one (1) year from the date of its approval by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission. Each significant new factor, material mistake, or material inaccuracy relating to the information included in the Prospectus which may affect the assessment of the Shares in the Company and which arises or is noted between the time when the Prospectus is approved and the commencement of trading of the Shares on the Regulated Market of the Athens Exchange and the Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, will be included in a supplement to the Prospectus which will be published in accordance with article 23 of the Regulation 2017/1129 on the Prospectus, in accordance with at least the same arrangements made for the publication of the Prospectus. No obligation for the publication of a supplement to the Prospectus applies after the commencement of trading of the Shares on the Regulated Market of the Athens Exchange and the Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange.

Distribution of the Prospectus and any other documents or information contained in this link and this webpage may be in general restricted by the law and the regulatory framework applicable in some countries. This webpage and its content do not in any way constitute an offer for sale or solicitation to buy any securities in any jurisdiction where such offer or solicitation is unlawful under its applicable legislative and regulatory framework.

Finally, investors outside of Greece and Austria or investors subject to the relevant legislation and jurisdiction of other countries may be prohibited to exercise any rights deriving from the Shares, regardless of whether they acquire Shares in any way. If you are viewing this website from the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Japan and / or any other country other than Greece and Austria, where the information provided in the Prospectus is not permitted by the law, please leave this website.

DISCLAIMER

You should read the following important notice before accessing, reading or using in any way the Prospectus on this website.

This Prospectus of the company under the corporate name “AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG” (hereafter the “Company”) which can be accessed through this link (https://www.nbg.gr/el/footer/enimerwtika-deltia) of the website of NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE S.A., was approved by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission on 24.01.2023 and relates to the dual listing of the shares in the Company on the Regulated Market of the Athens Exchange and the Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, including (a) the existing shares in the Company and (b) the new shares in the Company to be issued in the context of a capital increase due to the merger by absorption by the Company of the company under the corporate name “INFORM P. LYKOS HOLDINGS S.A.” (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Shares”).

The Prospectus is not published in relation to and does not constitute offer of Shares by or on behalf of the Company.

The Prospectus was approved by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission following its transfer by the Austrian Financial Market Authority pursuant to article 20(8) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, in connection with the information that must be furnished to investors as required under Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, Greek law 4706/2020 and Delegated Regulations (EU) 2019/979 and 2019/980, as amended and in force. The aforementioned approval shall not be considered as an endorsement of the Company and the quality of the Shares that are the subject of the Prospectus. Investment in the Shares entails risks. Investors should make their own assessment as to the suitability of investing in the Shares.

The Prospectus will be valid for one (1) year from the date of its approval by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission. Each significant new factor, material mistake, or material inaccuracy relating to the information included in the Prospectus which may affect the assessment of the Shares in the Company and which arises or is noted between the time when the Prospectus is approved and the commencement of trading of the Shares on the Regulated Market of the Athens Exchange and the Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, will be included in a supplement to the Prospectus which will be published in accordance with article 23 of the Regulation 2017/1129 on the Prospectus, in accordance with at least the same arrangements made for the publication of the Prospectus. No obligation for the publication of a supplement to the Prospectus applies after the commencement of trading of the Shares on the Regulated Market of the Athens Exchange and the Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange.

Distribution of the Prospectus and any other documents or information contained in this link and this webpage may be in general restricted by the law and the regulatory framework applicable in some countries. This webpage and its content do not in any way constitute an offer for sale or solicitation to buy any securities in any jurisdiction where such offer or solicitation is unlawful under its applicable legislative and regulatory framework.

Finally, investors outside of Greece and Austria or investors subject to the relevant legislation and jurisdiction of other countries may be prohibited to exercise any rights deriving from the Shares, regardless of whether they acquire Shares in any way. If you are viewing this website from the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Japan and / or any other country other than Greece and Austria, where the information provided in the Prospectus is not permitted by the law, please leave this website.

DISCLAIMER

You should read the following important notice before accessing, reading or using in any way the Prospectus on this website.

This Prospectus of the company under the corporate name “AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG” (hereafter the “Company”) which can be accessed through this link (https://www.nbg.gr/el/footer/enimerwtika-deltia) of the website of NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE S.A., was approved by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission on 24.01.2023 and relates to the dual listing of the shares in the Company on the Regulated Market of the Athens Exchange and the Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, including (a) the existing shares in the Company and (b) the new shares in the Company to be issued in the context of a capital increase due to the merger by absorption by the Company of the company under the corporate name “INFORM P. LYKOS HOLDINGS S.A.” (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Shares”).

The Prospectus is not published in relation to and does not constitute offer of Shares by or on behalf of the Company.

The Prospectus was approved by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission following its transfer by the Austrian Financial Market Authority pursuant to article 20(8) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, in connection with the information that must be furnished to investors as required under Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, Greek law 4706/2020 and Delegated Regulations (EU) 2019/979 and 2019/980, as amended and in force. The aforementioned approval shall not be considered as an endorsement of the Company and the quality of the Shares that are the subject of the Prospectus. Investment in the Shares entails risks. Investors should make their own assessment as to the suitability of investing in the Shares.

The Prospectus will be valid for one (1) year from the date of its approval by the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission. Each significant new factor, material mistake, or material inaccuracy relating to the information included in the Prospectus which may affect the assessment of the Shares in the Company and which arises or is noted between the time when the Prospectus is approved and the commencement of trading of the Shares on the Regulated Market of the Athens Exchange and the Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, will be included in a supplement to the Prospectus which will be published in accordance with article 23 of the Regulation 2017/1129 on the Prospectus, in accordance with at least the same arrangements made for the publication of the Prospectus. No obligation for the publication of a supplement to the Prospectus applies after the commencement of trading of the Shares on the Regulated Market of the Athens Exchange and the Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange.

Distribution of the Prospectus and any other documents or information contained in this link and this webpage may be in general restricted by the law and the regulatory framework applicable in some countries. This webpage and its content do not in any way constitute an offer for sale or solicitation to buy any securities in any jurisdiction where such offer or solicitation is unlawful under its applicable legislative and regulatory framework.

Finally, investors outside of Greece and Austria or investors subject to the relevant legislation and jurisdiction of other countries may be prohibited to exercise any rights deriving from the Shares, regardless of whether they acquire Shares in any way. If you are viewing this website from the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Japan and / or any other country other than Greece and Austria, where the information provided in the Prospectus is not permitted by the law, please leave this website.