Santander Group Logo – The Santander Group is a group banking Spanish organized around the Banco Santander , which includes a network of financial institutions with a presence throughout the world, although mainly in Europe and Latin America . The group has 191,350 employees, 100 million customers, 14,709 branches and 3.3 million shareholders worldwide. The retail banking , which accounts for 82% of the bank’s profit is its core business.
The Santander Group is the 4th largest financial institution in the world, is the largest bank in the Euro Zone , the largest company in Spain and 6th worldwide, according to the magazine Forbes in 2010. Its operational headquarters, which employs over 6000 employees, is in Boadilla del Monte , Madrid , in the Santander Financial City .
According to information, file kept in the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV, 2011), the most important shareholders of Banco Santander, SA, existing Board of Directors are: D. Emilio Botin-Sanz de Sautuola and Garcia de los Rios (0.933% of share capital), Assicurazioni Generali, SPA (0.594%), D. Francisco Javier Botin-Sanz Sautuola O’Shea (0.112%), and Ms. Ana Patricia Botin-Sanz de Sautuola O’Shea (0.108%).
Additionally, a significant shareholder has sole entity Blackrock Inc., with a 4.775%, which also owns a stake of 4.453% of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in the latter bank, the greater share of the entrepreneur is the property D. Manuel Jove Capellan, with 5.067%, not present in its Board of Directors (reporting date: 04.02.2010).
In February 2006, was communicated to the CNMV to organize a shareholder agreement of Banco Santander, SA, signed by the following shareholders: D. Emilio Botin-Sanz de Sautuola and Garcia de los Rios, D ª. Ana Patricia Botin-Sanz de Sautuola and O’Shea, D. Emilio Botin-Sanz de Sautuola and O’Shea, D. Francisco Javier Botin-Sanz de Sautuola and O’Shea, Simancas, SA, San Miguel Bridge, SA Puentepumar, SL, Latimer Inversiones, SL (the bare ownership of this share corresponds to the Fundación Marcelino Botin, but voting rights are assigned Latimer Inversiones, SL, usufructuary) and Cronje, Zealand Limited.