Speech in BBVA Shareholders Meeting 2013 (Jordi Calvo)

BBVA Shareholders Meeting, Bilbao, March 15, 2013

Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman, members of the Board of Directors, shareholders. My name is Jordi Calvo Rufanges and come to speak on behalf of the BBVA Without Weapons Campaign, promoted by the Centre of Studies for Peace JM Delàs, the NGO Setem and Debt Observatory on Globalization.

I speak on behalf of 379,083 shares, provided to the campaign by dozens of shareholders thus want to show their disagreement with the BBVA's disputed investments.

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Will Botín accept the challenge?

We challenge Emilio Botín make genuine commitments for peace and social cohesion in BANCO SANTANDER shareholders meeting.

The "BANCO SANTANDER Without Weapons" campaign will report investments in weapons and violence generated BANCO SANTANDER.

sitename es-esDelàs Study Centre for Peace, the Debt Observatory on Globalization (ODG) and SETEM, entities that drive BANCO SANTANDER Without Weapons Campaign, once again participate in the Shareholders' Meeting to be held BANCO SANTANDER on Santander on Friday, March 22, through the delegation of thousands of shares.

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We require commitments to the culture of peace in BBVA shareholders meeting

The "BBVA Without Weapons" campaign will participate in the Board Friday

Delàs Study Centre for Peace, the Debt Observatory in Globalization (ODG) and SETEM, entities that drive BBVA Without Weapons campaign, once again participate in the Shareholders' Meeting to be held BBVA in Bilbao Friday, March 15th, through the delegation of more than 300,000 shares.

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After taking part in the last two shareholder meetings denouncing the bank investments in weapon companies that place it at the top of the Spanish armed banking ranking, social organizations demand an unequivocal stance against any kind of activity related to armed violence, loudly once again, in the shareholders meeting to request the maximum information and transparency about the BBVA concrete progress on peacebuilding.

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