The press conference following the meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank
on 15 January 2009 will take place in Frankfurt am Main at 2.30 p.m. C.E.T. and have the following format:
* an introductory statement by Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the ECB; and
* a question and answer session at which registered journalists will be able to pose questions to Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the ECB, and Lucas Papademos, Vice-President of the ECB.