CORRECTED-Greece's Eurobank posts Q2 loss as provisions weigh

Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:02am EDT

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(Corrects year-ago credit loss provision figure in 3rd paragraph, showing provisions rose, not fell)

ATHENS Aug 29 (Reuters) - Greece's third-largest lender by assets Eurobank reported a 301 million euro ($396.81 million) loss in the second quarter as loan-loss provisions continued to weigh on its bottom line.

Analysts polled by Reuters were expecting the bank to post a loss of 238 million euros on average.

Eurobank, 35.4 percent owned by Greece's HFSF bank rescue fund, said credit loss provisions rose to 455 million euros in the second quarter from 419 million in the same period a year earlier.

Non-performing loans rose to 31.8 percent of its loan book from 30.9 percent in the first quarter of 2014. (1 US dollar = 0.7586 euro) (Reporting by George Georgiopoulos)

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