Proton Bank

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The Proton Bank was a Greek bank; it was founded in 2001 and taken over by Eurobank Ergasias in 2013 .


legal form Corporation
founding 2001
Seat Athens , GreeceGreeceGreece 
management Daniel V. Speckhard ( Chairman )
George I. Taniskidis ( CEO )
John Markopoulos ( Chairman )
Number of employees 670 ( 2007 )


In 2002 the bank developed into an investment bank . It grew rapidly and began trading on the Athens Stock Exchange in December 2005 .

In 2006 she took over Omega Bank .

In October 2008, Piraeus Bank withdrew an offer to buy a minority stake in Proton Bank.

In October 2011, Proton Bank received almost € 900 million from international aid in the wake of the Greek financial crisis . EFSF funds were also used for this.

Also in 2011, the Athens Public Prosecutor's Office and the Central Bank launched money laundering investigations against those responsible at the institute, such as the former President and main owner Lavrentis Lavrentiadis . About € 700 million are said to have been transferred abroad via the bank. In the meantime, 3 accounts with a total of € 158 million have been blocked. Lavrentiadis was arrested in December 2012.

In November 2011, in the Chalandri district of Athens, an explosive attack was carried out on the home of a senior employee of the Bank of Greece (Central Bank) who was involved in the investigation of Proton Bank.

In 2013 the bank was taken over by Eurobank Ergasias .

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Individual evidence

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  3. a b c Greek bank brought 700 million abroad. In: The world . Retrieved November 17, 2011 .
  4. Swiss accounts: Greek government locks millionaire fortunes. In: Spiegel online. February 24, 2012.
  5. ^ Public prosecutor arrests Greek tycoon. In: Spiegel online. December 13, 2012.