Shareholders of BBVA, Bilbao, March 13, 2015
Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman, members of the Board, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Maria de Lluc Bagur and I speak as a member of the Delás Center for Peace Studies on behalf of the campaign BBVA without arms. I speak on behalf of dozens of shareholders who have given 609 575 shares to the campaign BBVA without arms to have their voices heard in this forum today. We urge you, on your behalf, to modify your policy of controversial investments.
BBVA is one of the main banks financing the coal industry in Colombia. According to the report Banking on coal, published in 2013 by a group of international NGOs, this entity has paid to the coal mining industry around €913 million since 2005.