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Banco Santander’s Executive Chairman, Ana Botín, announced today that “the Board of Directors’ intention is to pay a total from 2018 profit of 23 cents per share”, which would mean an increase of 4.5% compared with that paid against 2017 results. This dividend will be paid in four payments as in prior years, three in cash, each amounting to 6.5 cents a share, and the fourth, of 3.5 cents, under the Santander Script Dividend scheme, which allows shareholders to choose between cash or shares.


At Banco Santander’s Annual General Meeting today, Executive Chairman Ana Botín presented a new, more modern brand image for the Group. The renewed brand has been designed to be more suited to digital channels while also better representing the Bank’s new corporate culture and its strategy to evolve into a digital platform for financial services. The Bank aims to reach 30 million digital customers in 2018.
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Santander Spain and Popular are taking another step in their integration process with the joint launch, in April of a product aligned with the 1|2|3 strategy that offers Santander and Popular customers in the self-employed and micro-SME segment access to the advantages of the 1|2|3 World for the first time.


Santander has received 2018 Top Employers Europe certification which acknowledges the working conditions companies create for their employees. Santander received certification for Santander Spain, Poland (Bank Zachodni WBK), the UK and its Santander Consumer Finance units in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland.


Banco Santander today appointed Mariano Belinky as Head of Santander Asset Management (‘SAM’). Belinky joins SAM from Santander InnoVentures, the Bank’s $200 million fintech investment fund, which he has led successfully for the past three years.


Santander InnoVentures, the fintech venture capital fund of Santander Group, today announced an investment in San Francisco based startup Roostify, specialized in the digitalization of the process of obtaining a mortgage, enabling it to be done even via smartphone. Founded in 2014, Roostify built their enterprise platform with the aim of improving speed, eliminate paper, as well as simplify the process and reduce costs.


The board of directors of Banco Santander, in a meeting held yesterday in San Francisco (USA), called this year’s Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting, which is expected to take place on second call on March 23rd. The agenda for the shareholders’ meeting includes the appointment of Álvaro Antonio Cardoso de Souza as an independent member of the board. He is currently non-executive chairman of the board of Santander Brasil.


Santander Private Banking was named ‘Best Private Banking Overall’ for the first time in Mexico, the seventh year in a row in Portugal and the sixth consecutive year in Chile by Euromoney magazine. It was also named best bank for the ‘Ultra High Net Worth’ segment (over 30 million dollars) in Spain.