HSBC Greece on Thursday announced its commitment to continue its presence in Greece.

Richard Groves, chief executive of HSBC Greece, on the occasion of the bank's 30th year in Greece, said the celebration of the 30th year of operation here was a landmark for the bank, its customers and the country.

"Although we continue to experience a difficult economic period in Greece, there are opportunities. Our commitment is to our customers, whom we will continue to service at the maximum of our capabilities".

Groves said the bank will organise a series of celebrations during the year.

HSCB Bank Plc began operations in Greece in 1982, when former Midland Bank opened its first branch in Piraeus. HSBC acquired Midland Bank in 1992.