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.