Holding(s) in Company

LUXEMBOURG/PORTUGAL--()--

Société Anonyme

Registered Office: 21/25 Allée Scheffer, L- 2520 Luxembourg

R.C.S. Luxembourg B 22.232

Participation of Major Shareholders as at 31 December 2012

Luxembourg/Portugal – 7 January 2013 – Espírito Santo Financial Group S.A. (“ESFG”) (NYSE Euronext Lisbon: ESF; Bloomberg: ESF PL; Reuters: ESF LS) announces participations of its major shareholders as at 31 December 2012:

Principal Shareholders   Number of Shares   Voting Rights %
1. Espírito Santo International S.A. 89,888,970 43.41
Espírito Santo International S.A. 69,125,059 33.38
Espírito Santo Irmãos SGPS S.A.* 20,763,911 10.03
2. ESAF- Espírito Santo Fundos de Investimento Mobiliário S.A. 12,248,479 5.92

*Wholly owned subsidiary of Espírito Santo International SA.

Espírito Santo Financial Group S.A.’s issued capital is EUR 207,075,338.

Each share corresponds to one vote.

Contacts:

Filipe Worsdell
Espírito Santo Financial Group S.A.
+44 203 429 2100
fworsdell@esfg.com

Faisal Kanth
Taylor Rafferty
+44 207 614 2900
faisal.kanth@taylor-rafferty.com

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The Espírito Santo Financial Group provides, through its subsidiaries, a global and diversified range of financial services to its clients including Commercial banking, Insurance, Investment banking, Stockbrokerage and Asset management in Portugal and internationally. For additional information on Espírito Santo Financial Group, its subsidiaries, operations and results, please visit the Company’s website on

www.esfg.com

Short Name: Espirito Santo Fin
Category Code: HOL
Sequence Number: 358321
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20130107T163421+0000

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