(Corrects year-ago credit loss provision figure in 3rd
paragraph, showing provisions rose, not fell)
ATHENS Aug 29 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
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)