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Acquisition of Sovereign in the United States: In 2010, Santander entered the US retail banking market with the acquisition of Sovereign, which has 723 branches in the north-east of the US. In 2013, the Sovereign brand will be changed to Santander.

im-2010-2014-Adquisición de Sovereign

Arrival in Poland and leap forward in Germany:
In 2011, the retail banking business of the Scandinavian SEB group was acquired in Germany through Santander Consumer AG, and Polish bank Bank Zachodni WBK was also purchased. In early 2013, Santander’s Polish subsidiary merged with Kredyt Bank, and Zachodni became the third Polish bank in terms of branches, deposits, and credit.

im-2010-2014-Entrada en Polonia

Entry in the Mexican stock exchange.
Deepening the listed subsidiaries strategy, in 2012 25% of Santander Mexico became listed in the Mexico stock exchange, the largest operation of the year in Latin America and the third in the world.

im-2010-2014-Bolsa en México

In Spain, Banesto and Banif merged with Santander.
In 2013, shareholder meetings approved the merger through acquisition of Banesto and Banif by Santander, a process which will be gradually completed over the year.

After Mr. Emilio Botín's death, on September the 9th, Ms. Ana Botín is unanimously appointed as the new Executive Chairman by the Board of Directors.

im-2010-2014-Emilio y Ana Botín