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Santander attributable profit for 2017 reaches 6,619 million euros - up 7%


Banco Santander S.A. (‘Santander’) increased attributable profit by 7% to €6,619 million during 2017 after €897 million of net capital gains and provisions, with growth driven by further improvements in the quality and recurrence of revenues combined with good cost control and an overall strengthening in credit quality. The Group continued to see positive trends across its businesses, with revenues increasing in eight of its ten core markets. Total income increased by 10% to €48.4 billion with net interest income and fee income increasing by 10% and 14% respectively. Operating expenses increased at a lower rate than revenues, leading to a 12% increase in net operating income.
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A balanced presence across both mature and emerging markets remains one of Santander’s key strengths, with underlying profit increasing in nine of the Group’s ten core markets. During 2017 Europe contributed 52% of Group profit and the Americas 48%. The lending book also remains well diversified across business segments and geographies.