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1960-1982

First subsidiary in Argentina and founding of Intercontinental eapañol: In 1960, Emilio Botín Sanz de Sautuola y García de los Ríos joined the bank’s board. This period saw the purchase of the Banco del Hogar Argentino, Santander’s first subsidiary in Latin America. In 1965, Banco Intercontinental Español (Bankinter) was founded. 
   
Emilio Botín Sanz de Sautuola y García de los Ríos, chief executive officer: In 1967, Emilio Botín Sanz de Sautuola y García de los Ríos was appointed managing director of the bank and later on, in 1977, CEO.
   
Acquisitions in Puerto Rico and Chile: With the 1976 acquisition of First National Bank of Puerto Rico, and that of Banco Español-Chile in 1982, Santander became a retail banking pioneer in Latin America.