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Corporate information 26 Feb 2020

We live in the age of opportunities

BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group operates in more than 30 countries and has a strong leadership position in the Spanish market, is the largest financial institution in Mexico, it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States. It is also the leading shareholder in Turkey’s Garanti BBVA.

Its purpose is to bring the age of opportunities to everyone, based on our customers’ real needs: provide the best solutions, helping them make the best financial decisions, through an easy and convenient experience. The institution rests in solid values: Customer comes first, we think big and we are one team. Its responsible banking model aspires to achieve a more inclusive and sustainable society.

Its diversified business is based on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. As of December 31st 2019, BBVA Group had assets valued at €699 billion, 78,1 million customers, 7,744 branch offices, 126,973 employees and it posted an attributable profit of €4.83 billion excluding one-time items in 2019 (+2.7 percent from the previous year), the highest figure since 2009. BBVA closed the first quarter with a pro-forma fully-loaded CET capital ratio of 11.74 percent was reached in December.

Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies the best practices.

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