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Shareholders' meeting

Today

Carlos Torres Vila, Group executive chairman

  • Excellent figures: “In 2019 BBVA posted its highest net attributable profit of the past decade without one-offs”
  • New strategic priorities: We want “to improve our clients’ financial health and help them transition toward a sustainable future”
  • Dividend: BBVA is proposing at the AGM a complementary gross cash dividend of €0.16 per share. The total dividend for the year stands at €0.26 per share, which reflects a 36 percent of attributable profit, excluding the impact of the goodwill adjustment in the U.S.

Onur Genç, Chief executive officer

  • Business model: “Once again, we have demonstrated the strength of our diversified model”
  • Profitability: “We are number one in terms of profitability,” among 15 largest European banks

BBVA shareholders meet today in Bilbao (northern Spain), where the bank will hold its Annual General Meeting. Starting at noon, Group executive chairman Carlos Torres Vila and CEO Onur Genç will present the bank’s shareholders with the most significant 2019 accomplishments and the outlook for 2020.

11 Mar 2020

In light of the situation resulting from the coronavirus, BBVA recommends not attending the Annual General Meeting in person whenever possible. The AGM is to be held on March 13th, 2020, at the Euskalduna Conference Center in Bilbao. Additionally, in order to allow shareholders to exercise the remote vote, BBVA has extended the deadline to do so until Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 08:00 pm.

10 Mar 2020

BBVA’s 2020 Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting (AGM) is scheduled to be held next March 13, 2020, on first call, at the Euskalduna Conference Center in Bilbao. BBVA wishes and promotes the participation of its shareholders in such an important event for the company. For that reason, the bank has made available to its shareholders the appropriate channels to enable the exercise of their rights remotely, which are described in the Annual General Meeting section on the corporate website.

09 Mar 2020

The BBVA Annual General Meeting will be held in Bilbao next Friday, March 13. The shareholder meeting (or AGM) is one of a company’s primary corporate governance vehicles. During the meeting, the company’s owners (the shareholders) ratify decisions on topics determined by law and by the corporate bylaws. The AGM includes particular features that are established by corporate law.

20 Feb 2020

BBVA is now offering its shareholders the possibility of exercising their right to vote or the delegation of this right through three channels: the websites bbva.es and bbva.com, and the bank’s mobile banking app. These voting and delegation options are available from February 19th through March 12th. BBVA’s Annual General Meeting is planned for March 13th in Bilbao.

12 Feb 2020

BBVA today released its 2019 annual compensation report for its board members, the first that includes sustainability as a non-financial indicator in the variable compensation for the executive chairman. In 2020, the CEO will also have an indicator that will measure the bank’s strategic commitment to climate change and sustainable development. The 2019 compensation policy (applicable for 2019, 2020 and 2021) was already announced last year. It was approved with 94.8 percent of the votes at the Annual General Meeting in March last year.

15 Mar 2019

At his first Annual General Meeting (AGM) as Group executive chairman of BBVA, Carlos Torres Vila was re-elected as a Board member with more than 98 percent of the votes, according to the definitive data of the votation. The shareholders meeting in Bilbao today also supported the appointment of Onur Genç as a Board member of the BBVA Group with 99 percent of the votes. A large number of institutional and minority shareholders participated in the voting, with a quorum over 64 percent.

Carlos Torres Vila, Group executive chairman

  • Impact on society: “The future of banking lies in financing the future. At BBVA we want to define the new way of banking that the communities we serve are calling for and need”
  • Transformation: “In 2018 we reached a pivotal milestone: to surpass the threshold of 50 percent digital customers”
  • Dividend: “The strong results allow us to increase the dividend. At this Annual General Meeting, BBVA is proposing a complementary dividend of €0.16 per share, to be paid in April this year.” The total dividend for the year amounts to €0.26 per share, a 37 percent payout of the bank’s profit

Onur Genç, Chief executive officer

  • Digitization: “We began our transformation ahead of the curve, and we are already reaping the benefits of this foresight”

14 Mar 2019

13 Mar 2019

19 Mar 2018

After the AGM’s approval of the financial statements for last year, BBVA has made available to the market the most salient information on the year in the ‘BBVA in 2017’ report. The report lays out in a simple and intuitive way details on the strategy and performance of the Group throughout the year, with the focus on matters of relevance for BBVA interest groups.

16 Mar 2018

Francisco González, Group Executive Chairman

  • Transformation: “We’ve reached a digital tipping point. In six countries more than 50 percent of customers are digital”
  • Dividend: “Our earnings in 2017 allow us to maintain a very solid stream of dividends, with a clear, predictable and sustainable remuneration policy”
  • Principles: “We’ve gone through a deep financial crisis and BBVA emerged from it with a very strong reputation”

Carlos Torres Vila, CEO

  • Evaluation: “In 2017 we accelerated our transformation, making great strides in the digitization of our business with a huge impact in terms of sales and customer loyalty and satisfaction”

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BBVA today is probably more a digital company than a bank. It’s not just a question of technology. It has to do, above everything, with people, knowledge and values and culture.

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Moments before the start of BBVA’s Annual General Meeting, to be held in Bilbao today, Francisco González made some remarks in which he reviewed last year’s results and the advances in the digital transformation project. “2017 has been a very good year for BBVA, and 2018 will be even better. And I know it will, because I have never seen our company so strong, so committed, and so united as under this transformation project.” he said.

14 Mar 2018

13 Mar 2018

The BBVA Annual Shareholder meeting will be held in Bilbao next Friday, March 13. The shareholder meeting (also known as the Annual General Meeting or AGM) is one of a company’s primary corporate governance vehicles. During the meeting, the company’s owners (the shareholders) ratify decisions on topics determined by law and by the corporate bylaws. The AGM includes particular features that are established by corporate law.

14 Jul 2017

The European Commission just unveiled a new directive on corporate governance, and more specifically on shareholders’ rights, which will have to be transposed nationwide by June 2019. The Commission’s initiative serves a dual purpose:  It wants to promote the use of new technologies in the corporate governance of companies while increasing the commitment to transparency among institutional investors, asset managers and the companies in which they invest.

17 Mar 2017

Francisco González, Group Executive Chairman

Strategy: “We are currently executing our plan – multiplying and improving our projects, anticipating our customers’ needs to improve their experience and increasing the number of customers. Growth in products and solutions is going to be explosive”

2016: “It has been a very good year for BBVA. In a complex environment, our profit increased by almost 32 percent. We improved our risk profile and strengthened our capital base”

Customers: “This great project intends to set a new standard of service in banking by creating more and better opportunities for customers because they will benefit the most from BBVA’s technological progress and transformation”

Carlos Torres Vila, CEO

Goal: “The key to a successful business in the long term is having customers who appreciate us and recommend us”

The Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao hosted BBVA’s annual meeting with its shareholders for yet another year. Group Executive Chairman Francisco González maintained that the bank’s transformation into a digital business is “delivering very tangible results. We have a clear strategic plan, we have the tools, we have the teams and we are already in the plan’s execution stage.” BBVA’s Executive Chairman indicated  in his presentation that growth in products and solutions “is going to be explosive” and will “improve customers’ experience.”

27 Oct 2016

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Following the publication of the third quarter results, BBVA CEO Carlos Torres Vila said today that the Group hit an important milestone in capital generation: a CET1 fully-loaded capital ratio of 11%, a goal originally set for 2017. “We have had solid growth in recurring revenues, cost control and stability in risk indicators,” he indicated prior to the press conference with Spanish media.

06 Jul 2016

11 Mar 2016

03 Feb 2016

13 Mar 2015

Today, BBVA held its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in Bilbao. In their speeches, the Chairman and CEO, Francisco González, and the President and COO, Ángel Cano, recapped the milestones of 2014 and outlined BBVA’s strategy going forward. “No one stands where we do, and we are doing what no one else is. We are building the best digital bank of the 21st century.” With these remarks on BBVA’s digital transformation, Francisco González opened his annual speech to the bank’s shareholders.