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The Banker’s awards mean Santander ranks as the best bank in five of its ten core markets.Euromoney named the same five Sa...
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The Banker names Santander Bank of the Year in the UK, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Argentina and Puerto Rico


Santander UK wins for the fourth year running, Argentina for the third consecutive year and Portugal for the sixth time in eight years

The Banker highlights the efficiency and return on equity of Santander’s subsidiaries

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The Banker names Santander Bank of the Year in the UK, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Argentina and Puerto Rico

  1. 1. Press Release The Banker names Santander Bank of the Year in the UK, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Argentina and Puerto RicoSantander UK wins for the fourth year running, Argentina for the third consecutiveyear and Portugal for the sixth time in eight yearsThe Banker highlights the efficiency and return on equity of Santander’ssubsidiariesMadrid, November 29, 2012 - The Banker magazine has named Santander Bank of theYear in the United Kingdom, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Argentina and Puerto Rico.The 2012 awards make Santander Bank of the Year in the UK for the fourth year running andin Argentina for the third consecutive year. Poland has won the nomination six times in thelast eight years and Santander Mexico wins for the first timeBrian Caplen, editor of The Banker, said of Santander UK: “In a battered and bruised UKbanking sector, it remains the case that Spanish-owned Santander is the best in class. Thebank’s efficiency ratio is 44%, compared with a sector average of 59%.”He highlighted the success of Santander Mexico’s IPO, its net profit growth of almost 35% in2011 and its return on equity of 21.7%.Caplen said Poland had been affected by spillover from the eurozone crisis, “but BankZachodni’s path of sustainable growth has continued to bear fruit”. He added that SantanderTotta in Portugal as stood out as “the only large bank that did not need any kind ofrecapitalisation or public guarantee for its debt issues”.Santander Río has solidified its position in Argentina and has achieved good results year afteryear. “The bank achieved the highest net income and return on equity among its peers in2011,” Brian Caplen said.He noted that Puerto Rico is dealing with a protracted economic recession, but BancoSantander there logged 49% growth in net profit in 2011 and a 12.6% return on equity.External Communications.Ciudad Grupo Santander Edificio Arrecife Pl.228660 Boadilla del Monte (Madrid) Telf.: 34 91 289 52 11comunicacionbancosantander@gruposantander.comCorporate website: http://www.santander.comFollow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/bancosantander
  2. 2. The Banker’s awards mean Santander ranks as the best bank in five of its ten core markets.Euromoney named the same five Santander subsidiaries best bank in their home countriesthis year and nominated Santander Best Global Bank.Founded in 1926, The Banker is a unit of the FT Business group of magazines and it isconsidered a leader in international banking and finance news. The Banker’s prestigiousannual survey of the Top 1,000 banking institutions is an industry standard and its “Bank ofthe Year” awards are a benchmark in international banking. The award winners are selectedby the editors of The Banker on the basis of objective criteria, such as profitability, growth andefficiency, as well as subjective criteria that include strategy, leadership and innovation.External Communications.Ciudad Grupo Santander Edificio Arrecife Pl.228660 Boadilla del Monte (Madrid) Telf.: 34 91 289 52 11comunicacionbancosantander@gruposantander.comCorporate website: http://www.santander.comFollow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/bancosantander

The Banker names Santander Bank of the Year in the UK, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Argentina and Puerto Rico Santander UK wins for the fourth year running, Argentina for the third consecutive year and Portugal for the sixth time in eight years The Banker highlights the efficiency and return on equity of Santander’s subsidiaries

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