Asked in an interview on private television
station Skai if he wanted to keep his post, Provopoulos said:
"Yes," adding that this was a decision for the government of
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to make.
Provopoulos, who oversaw the recapitalization of Greece's
banking system under the terms of the country's international
bailout, also said he expected its third-biggest lender Eurobank
<EURBr.AT>, to raise from private investors all the funds it
needs to plug a capital gap.
"I am optimistic that it (Eurobank) will raise all the money it
needs from capital markets," Provopoulos said.
Eurobank is planning a capital increase of up to 3 billion euros
($4.2 billion). If it fails to do that, it will have to tap
Greece's bank bailout fund HFSF which is funded by the European
Union and the International Monetary Fund.
($1 = 0.7201 euros)
(Reporting by Harry Papachristou and Lefteris Papadimas; editing
by Renee Maltezou)
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