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Santander share FAQ

  1. What is the par value of Santander shares?

    Since 11 June 1999, the par value of Santander shares has been EUR 0.50. Prior to that date, the par value underwent several changes (stock splits and return of shareholder contributions).
     
  2. What is the Bank's share capital?

    Since the latest capital increase on 11 November 2016, Santander's share capital stands at EUR 7.291.170.350,50, represented by 14.582.340.701 shares.
     
  3. What capital increases have been carried out?

    Details can be found in the Capital transactions section on this website.
     
  4. How is the share capital distributed?

    Please visit the section on Distribution of share capital, which provides the different distributions by investor, by continent and by share tranche.
     
  5.  On which markets are Santander shares traded?

    As ordinary shares on the Spanish electronic trading platform (Continuous Market), as well as on the Milan, Lisbon, Warsaw, Mexico and Buenos Aires exchanges. As American Depositary Receipt (ADR) on the New York stock exchange, as Brazilian Depositary Receipts (BDR) on the Sao Paulo exchange and as CREST Depository Interest (CDI) on the London stock market.

    What is an American Depositary Share (ADS)?
    An ADS is a marketable US security that represents shares of non-US companies. They are quoted and traded in USD. Santander shares are traded on the NYSE as ADS. Bank of New York Mellon is the issuer for Santander ADS. Each ADS represents one ordinary Santander share.

    What is an American Depositary Receipt (ADR)?
    An ADR is a physical certificate (receipt) that evidences the number of ADS held by an investor. 

    What is a Brazilian Depositary Receipt (BDR)?
    Brazilian Depositary Receipts are marketable Brazilian securities that represent shares issued by a publicly traded non-Brazilian company. BDRs are quoted and traded on the Bolsa de Valores, Mercadorias e Futuros (BM&FBOVESPA), in BRL.

    What is a CREST Depository Interest (CDI)?
    Santander does not issue share certificates. Instead, its securities are recorded electronically on CREST (the UK and Ireland central securities depository and settlement system) as CDIs. Each CDI represents one Santander share.
     
  6. What in the Santander ticker?

    Spain: SAN
    Lisbon: SANT
    Milan: SANT
    Warsaw: SAN
    London (CDI): BNC
    New York (ADR): SAN
    Mexico: SAN*
    Sao Paulo (BDR): BSAN33
    Buenos Aires: STD
     
  7. How much does each Santander share cost?

    As the price can vary, we recommend that you consult the most recent price in the financial media, at any Bank branch or through our remote channels (telephone banking, web banking, etc.). 

    You can also find this information:
    • On the section on Price on this website.
    • In the newsletters issued by Santander's Shareholder and Investor Relations team, at this link.
    • Through the contact channels indicated here.

     
  8. How do I buy Santander shares?

    If you are a Banco Santander customer, you can place the order at your local branch office or through our remote channels (telephone banking, Internet, etc.).

    If you are not a Banco Santander customer, please consult your depository banking institution or stock exchange broker. You do not need to be a customer of the Bank in order to invest in Santander shares.
     
  9. Are there any additional costs when purchasing Santander shares?

    As a general rule, you will incur the following additional costs: bank fees, brokerage fees and stock exchange fees. Ask your local branch office for the specific amount of these expenses.

    Purchases of Santander shares through the Bank are exempt from bank fees, custody/administration fees, dividend payment or capital transaction fees, and transfers resulting from legal rulings, donations and inheritance.
     
  10. How can I find out how many shares I currently own?

    Through the contact channels indicated here.
     
  11. How do I transfer Santander shares from another depository entity to Santander?

    You need only submit the latest securities account statement, signed by the owner of record, to the Banco Santander branch office of your convenience. The branch office will take care of everything needed to make the deposit.
     
  12. What rights do Santander shares carry?

    Shares carry shareholder status for the owner of record as well as the following rights:
    • Participation in profits
    • Attendance and voting at the General Shareholders' Meeting
    • Shareholder information
     
  13. How can I receive shareholder notices?

    Sign up through these channels.

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