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SAN share (Madrid) Positivo_GB 4.355 | 1.06% | 17:35

We provide sustainable growth and predictable profits for our shareholders.

In 2017, the Bank made significant progress in its strategic priorities and met its business and financial targets while remaining one of the most profitable and efficient banks in the world. Our shareholders’ trust is key to achieving sustainable growth over the long term.


Shareholder remuneration increased in 2017, maintaining the payment of the four dividends

  • Total remuneration from 2017 profit: €0.22 per share, with an increase of 7% in the total dividend per share and 11% in the cash dividend, compared to 2016.*
  • 16.6% total shareholder return in 2017, compared with 11.3% on the IBEX 35, 12% on the Stoxx Banks Index and 24.8% on the MSCI World Banks Index.
  • The total Santander shareholder return is higher than the average of European banks.


  • Markets performed well in 2017 in an environment of greater optimism due to positive macroeconomic data.
  • The Santander share price ended 2017 at €5.48, an increase of 12.3% during the year. The main Spanish index, the IBEX 35 rose 7.4% and the European bank index 8.1%.
  • Banco Santander was the largest bank in the eurozone by stock market value at year-end, with capitalisation of €88,410 million.


In the year, the following capital transactions were carried out:

  • July 2017: a capital increase of €7,072 million to support the acquisition of Banco Popular (the issue was eight times oversubscribed). A total of 1,458,232,745 new shares were issued.
  • November 2017: 95,580,136 shares issued as part of the Santander Scrip Dividend programme.


The activity of the Shareholder and Investor Relations area in 2017 was aligned with the following priorities:

  • Maintain continuous, fluid communication with retail shareholders, institutional investors, analysts and rating agencies
  • Enhance personalised service to shareholders and seek their opinions
  • Facilitate the participation of shareholders
  • Drive the digital transformation
  • Offer exclusive products and benefits
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