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Santander Group City

Avenida De Cantabria s/n

Boadilla del Monte

Madrid, 28660


Phone: 34 90 211 22 11


Banco Santander, S.A. offers a range of financial products primarily in Spain, the United Kingdom, other European countries, Brazil and other Latin American countries, and the United States. Business Segments The company operates through three segments: Retail Banking, Global Wholesale Banking, and Asset Management and Insurance. Retail Banking This segment covers various customer banking businesses (except those of corporate banking, which are managed globally). Global private banking includes institutions that specialize in financial advisory and asset management for high-income clients (primarily Banco Banif, S.A. in Spain and Santander Private Banking in the U.K., Italy, and Latin America), as well as the units of domestic private banking in Portugal and Latin America, jointly managed with local retail banks. Global Wholesale Banking This segment reflects the returns from global corporate banking, investment banking, and markets worldwide, including treasuries managed globally, as well as its equities business. This segment is managed by Santander Global Banking & Markets. Asset Management and Insurance This segment includes the company’s units that design and manage mutual and pension funds, and insurance. In December 2012, the company agreed a strategic alliance with the insurer Aegon to improve its bancassurance business in Spain through commercial networks. Geographical Segments The company operates through four geographical segments: Continental Europe, United Kingdom, Latin America, and United States. Continental Europe This segment covers various retail banking business (including Banco Banif, S.A., the company’s specialized private bank), wholesale banking and asset management, and insurance conducted in Europe, with the exception of the United Kingdom. This segment includes various units, such as the Santander Branch Network; Banco Español de Credito, S.A. (Banesto); Santander Consumer Finance (including Santander Consumer USA); Portugal; and Bank Zachodni WBK. This segment covers the banking activities of the different networks and specialized units in Europe, principally with individual clients and small and medium enterprises, as well as private and public institutions. The Santander Branch Network: The company’s retail banking activity in Spain is carried out primarily through the branch network of Santander, with support from various automated cash dispensers, savings books updaters, telephone banking services, and electronic and Internet banking. As of December 31, 2012, the company had 2,894 branches. Banesto: As of December 31, 2012, Banesto had 1,647 branches. Santander Consumer Finance: The company’s consumer financing activities are conducted through its subsidiary, Santander Consumer Finance and its group of companies. Majority of the activity of Santander Consumer Finance relates to auto financing, personal loans, credit cards, insurance, and customer deposits. These consumer financing activities are primarily focused on Germany, Spain, Italy, Norway, Poland, Finland, Sweden, the U.S., and the U.K. The company also conducts business in Portugal, Austria, and the Netherlands. As of December 31, 2012, this unit had 629 branches. Portugal: The company’s primary Portuguese retail and investment banking operations are conducted by Banco Santander Totta, S.A. As of December 31, 2012, Portugal operated 667 branches. Retail Poland (Bank Zachodni WBK): In 2011, the company acquired 96% of Bank Zachodni WBK along with the 50% of Bank Zachodni WBK Asset Management. As of December 31, 2012, this unit had 519 branches. United Kingdom This segment includes retail and wholesale banking, asset management, and insurance conducted by the various units and branches of the Group in the U.K. As of December 31, 2012, the company had 1,189 branches. Latin America This segment includes various financial activities conducted through the company’s subsidiary banks and other subsidiaries in Latin America. It also includes the specialized units of Santander Private Banking, as an independent and globally managed unit, and the company’s New York’s brand’s busi

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