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International guarantees, also known as “bank guarantees,” “guarantee bonds,” or “standby letters of credit,” are a key tool for companies that operate internationally, as they ensure that economic obligations will be properly performed. Under this instrument, the guarantor expresses a willingness to fulfill the commitments of the principal obligor facing a third party if the principal fails to do so.

The Shareholders' General 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.

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BBVA will resume today, March 16, 2022, the execution of its share buyback program. After completing a €1.5 billion initial tranche, it will continue with an additional amount of up to €1 billion, to be executed in the next two to three months. Following its completion, BBVA will proceed with additional buybacks of up to a maximum of €1 billion, thus completing its share buyback program for a maximum of €3.5 billion, one of the largest among European banks to date.

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Starting Jan 1, 2022, BBVA must meet a volume of own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL) of 21.46 percent, or 24.72 percent including the requirement of combined capital buffers in terms of its risk-weighted assets (RWAs). As of December 31, 2021, the bank already complied with this requirement, reaching 28.24 percent, as well as with the subordination requirement.