Information of Prudential Relevance 2014

1.2. Identification of dependent institutions with capital below the minimum requirement. Possible impediments for transferring capital.

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There is no institution in the Group not included in the consolidated Group for the purpose of the solvency regulations whose capital are below the regulatory minimum requirement.

The Group operates in Spain, Mexico, the United States and 30 other countries, largely in Europe and Latin America. The Group’s banking subsidiaries around the world are subject to supervision and regulation (with respect to issues such as compliance with a minimum level of regulatory capital) by a number of regulatory bodies. The obligation to comply with these capital requirements may affect the capacity of these banking subsidiaries to transfer funds to the parent company via dividends or other means.

In some jurisdictions in which the Group operates, the law lays down that dividends may only be paid with the funds legally available for this purpose.