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July 22, 2014
06:15 EDTSAN, BBVABanco Bilbao wins auction to buy Catalunya Banc for EUR1.19B
The Management Commission of the Banking Restructuring Fund has accepted BBVA´s bid in the competitive auction for the acquisition of Catalunya Banc S.A. As a consequence, BBVA has executed a sale and purchase agreement with FROB, by virtue of which FROB will sell up to 100% of the shares of Catalunya Banc to BBVA for the price of up to EUR1.19B. Closing of the sale and purchase transaction will be subject, among others, to the obtaining of the relevant administrative authorizations and approvals and to the effective closing of the transaction announced by Catalunya Banc to the market on July 17 whereby Catalunya Banc will transfer to an asset securitization fund a loan portfolio with a nominal value of EUR.6.4B.
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November 26, 2014
06:53 EDTSANSantander looks to sell part of Nevada solar project, WSJ reports
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November 25, 2014
06:12 EDTSANBanco Santander names Jose Antonio Alvarez as CEO
The Board of Banco Santander announced the appointment of José Antonio Álvarez as CEO replacing Javier Marín. It also announced the appointments of: Bruce Carnegie-Brown, as first Vice Chairman and lead independent director of the Board; Sol Daurella and Carlos Fernández as independent Board directors; Rodrigo Echenique, a current non executive Board Member, as Vice Chairman. The three new independent directors will fill the vacancies left by the death of Emilio Botín and the resignation of Fernando de Asúa and Abel Matutes. José Antonio Álvarez, prior to his appointment as CEO, served 10 years as CFO at Banco Santander. These appointments will take effect from January 1, 2015 and are subject to regulatory approvals.
November 24, 2014
10:00 EDTBBVAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Aruba Networks (ARUN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Banco Bilbao (BBVA) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Berry Plastics (BERY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Denny's (DENN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital... Hess Corp. (HES) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Huaneng Power (HNP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Infoblox (BLOX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Kate Spade (KATE) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Lumber Liquidators (LL) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Occidental Petroleum (OXY) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... PT Indosat (IIT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Silvercorp Metals (SVM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Toro Company (TTC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow... United Microelectronics (UMC) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Bernstein.
07:13 EDTBBVABanco Bilbao upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
November 19, 2014
13:23 EDTBBVABanco Bilbao to issue up to 310.48M shares
Banco Bilbao said its board has decided to carry out a capital increase, which will be of a total par value of EUR 152.14M euros, by the issue of a maximum of 310.48M shares of BBVA, each with a par value of EUR 0.49, of the same class. BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and BBVA itself will carry out a bookbuilding process.
13:03 EDTBBVABanco Bilbao acquires 14.89% stake in Garanti
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November 18, 2014
06:34 EDTSANDraghi sees positive signs in euro zone, NY Times reports
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November 17, 2014
07:12 EDTBBVABloomberg / Mayer Brown to co-host a conference
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November 12, 2014
09:50 EDTBBVABanco Bilbao downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette
08:18 EDTBBVAUBS to hold a conference
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