Share capital distribution

As communicated by “other relevant information” registered with the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores) on 28 June 2022 (registration number 17086), the board of directors, in accordance with the delegation granted by the ordinary general shareholders’ meeting, has resolved on 28 June 2022 on the Bank’s share capital reduction through a cancellation of own shares acquired in the share buy-back programme carried out between March and May 2022 in the context of the shareholder remuneration applicable to the results of financial year 2021.

Banco Santander’s share capital has been reduced by EUR 143,154,722.50 through the cancellation of 286,309,445 own shares. Consequently, the resulting Bank’s share capital has been set at EUR 8,397,200,792, represented by 16,794,401,584 shares with a nominal value of EUR 0.50 each, all of them of the same class and series.

The public deed regarding the corporate resolutions on the capital reduction and the consequent amendment of Article 5 of the Bank’s By-laws has been registered with the Commercial Registry of Santander on 1 July 2022. On 5 July, took place the delisting of the 286,309,445 cancelled shares from the Spanish and foreign stock exchanges or stock markets on which the Bank’s shares are listed, and the cancellation of the book-entry records of the cancelled shares before the competent bodies.

31 December 2022
  Shares Capital stock %
Board 184,811,328 1.10%
Institutional 9,516,216,878 56.66%
Retail 7,093,373,378 42.24%
Total   16,794,401,584 100.00%

Practically all of the share capital of the Santander Group is held in Europe (74.71%) and America (24.19%).

31 December 2022

Geographical area Capital stock (%)
Europe 74.71%
America 24.19%
Rest 1.10%

31 December 2022 

Share holdings Shareholders Shares Share capital %
1 - 200 2,230,929 203,783,676 1.21%
201 - 1.000 767,809 450,007,820 2.68%
1.001 - 3.000 508,195 814,086,432 4.85%
3.001 - 30.000 373,727 2,981,940,161 17.76%
30.001 - 400.000 33,774 2,113,355,632 12.58%
More than 400.000  954 10,231,227,863 60.92%
Total 3,915,388 16,794,401,584 100.00%