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BBVA renews its Board with the appointment of Cristina de Parias and Enrique Casanueva

BBVA’s Board of Directors is to propose the appointment of two new members, Cristina de Parias, (as external board member) and Enrique Casanueva (as independent). They both have extensive experience and expertise in banking, having held top positions in financial institutions in key markets for BBVA. Furthermore, the female representation at the Group's Board will now increase from six to seven women, of a total of 15 members (47 percent), while the number of independent members will remain a majority, at 67 percent.

On March 15, 2024, BBVA shareholders will vote on the renewal of the Board of Directors, with the appointment of two new members who are bringing their abilities, knowledge, diversity and expertise in key markets for BBVA to areas particularly relevant for the Group’s strategy, business and technological transformation.

Cristina de Parias (Spain, 1965) has had an extensive career in the financial sector, where she held top positions at BBVA, with continued experience as board member in different companies. She started her professional career at Banesto (1988-1989), followed by posts in Citibank, where she was Marketing and Multichannel director in Personal Banking. In 1998 she joined BBVA, where she held top responsibilities, particularly between 2014 and 2019, when she was the Head of BBVA Spain & Portugal. She was previously director of Spain’s Central area and head of new digital business with BBVA. Additionally, she has been a board member of startups where the bank has held stakes, and has been part of the Board of several units of BBVA.

Cristina de Parias

Cristina de Parias is currently board member of BBVA's Mexican unit, Endesa, Sanitas Seguros, and member of the Board of Trustees with BBVA Microfinance Foundation and the Profesor Uría Foundation.

Enrique Casanueva (Spain, 1961) has extensive experience in international banking and a deep knowledge of the European financial system. He started his career at the Brand department of Procter & Gamble (1985-87), and later moved to the financial sector, specifically the investment banking team at Goldman Sachs in London. Between 1995 and 2000, he was general manager of investment banking for Spain and Portugal with Banco Santander. He later joined JPMorgan, where he held several positions during a 17-year stint, including Chair & CEO for Spain and Portugal, member of the Board for EMEA, head of Southern Europe, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, Ireland and Israel, and member of EMEA executive committee.

Enrique Casanueva.

Following the Annual General Meeting (AGM) José Maldonado Ramos and Juan Pi Llorens will cease to be board members. The Board expresses its gratitude to them for their valuable contribution to the Board’s decisions during 24 and 13 years, respectively.

The proposed appointments are subject to review by the European Central Bank regarding the fit and proper regulatory requirements to exercise the role of board member.