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Mergers and acquisitions Act. 01 Jun 2021

BBVA closes the sale of its U.S. subsidiary to PNC

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The BBVA Group closed today the sale of its U.S. subsidiary to The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., announced in November 2020. BBVA will continue operating in the U.S. through its broker-dealer BBVA Securities and the New York branch – from which it will provide wholesale banking services –, as well as the fintech investment fund Propel Venture Partners.

The total payment received by BBVA amounts to approximately $11.5 billion¹ (€9.6 billion²) in cash. The accounting of both the results generated by the subsidiary since the announcement of the transaction and of its closing today, have had an aggregate positive impact on BBVA’s fully-loaded CET1 ratio of about 294 basis points (of which 24 bps have already been accounted for between the date of the announcement and the end of 1Q21), and a net profit of approximately €570 million (of which €479 million have already been recorded in the Group’s results between the date of the announcement and the end of 1Q21)³.

The sale, which was announced on November 16, 2020, includes BBVA USA banking operations as well as other BBVA Group companies in the U.S. with activities connected with said banking business. BBVA will retain its presence in the U.S. market through its broker-dealer BBVA Securities and the New York branch, through which BBVA will continue to provide corporate & investment banking services to its large corporate and institutional clients. Additionally, BBVA will maintain its representative office in San Francisco, as well as its stake in fintech investment fund Propel Venture Partners.

After the closing of the transaction, PNC, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will become the U.S. fifth-largest commercial banking organization by assets.

1)  Which corresponds to the purchase price provided in the share purchase agreement minus the agreed closing price adjustments.
2) Considering an exchange rate of 1.20 EUR/USD.
3) As previously indicated in the referred Relevant Events from November 16, 2020, the results that BBVA USA Bancshares, Inc. has been generating, as well as the positive impact, mainly, of these results on the Common Equity Tier 1 fully loaded ratio have been reflected in the financial statements of BBVA Group. The calculation of the impact on Common Equity Tier 1 has been made taking into account the amount of the transaction in euros and BBVA Group’s financial statements as of March 2021.

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