2020 AGM

2020 Annual General Meeting

BBVA wants you to have easy access to all documents related to the 2020 Annual General Meeting, and to provide you with the means to vote and to get the information you are entitled to and the link to access the online Shareholders Forum.

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Modalities of remote participation

WRITTEN VOTING AND PROXY

Shareholders holding 500 or more shares will receive at their addresses, on the call of the Annual General Meeting, the Attendance card/Remote voting form/Proxy, together with the agenda, a letter from the Secretary of the Board and a pre-paid envelope. Once the card has been completed and signed, it may be handed at any BBVA branch office in Spain or sent by post using the pre-paid envelope.

Shareholders holding less than 500 shares may vote by requesting the remote voting form at any BBVA branch office in Spain. Once it is completed and signed, the remote voting form may be handed at any BBVA branch office in Spain or sent by registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt to the Shareholders Helpdesk (Oficina de Atención al Accionista) at C/ Azul 4, 28050 Madrid.

Holders of more than 500 shares may be represented at the AGM by another person, who need not necessarily be a shareholder. Proxy must be conferred using the proxy form included on the attendance card and may be sent to the Company via any of the means set out in this section.

Holders of fewer than 500 shares may group together with other shareholders to reach the minimum number of shares required to attend and shall name a representative to attend the meeting. To do this, shareholders, they must request the corresponding group card, available at any BBVA branch office in Spain.

Shareholders wishing to vote by post may request, from the date of publication of the notice of the call of the AGM, through the Shareholders Helpdesk or any BBVA branch office in Spain the issue of a document for postal voting in their name. Once completed by the established deadline and according to instructions therein, it must be sent by registered post with acknowledgement of receipt to the Shareholders Helpdesk (Oficina de Atención al Accionista) at C/ Azul 4, 28050 Madrid, to be processed and counted.

 

ELECTRONIC VOTING AND PROXY

Voting rights and proxies may be exercised by electronic means prior to the General Meeting through the specific link in the “2020 Annual General Meeting” section of the Bank’s corporate website, via the online banking website (www.bbva.es) or the mobile banking application “BBVA España” (hereinafter, ” BBVA España App”) -in its updated version- available free of charge at the official Play Store and App Store.

In order to guarantee their identity, shareholders who wish to vote or delegate a proxy electronically must have a passcode.

Shareholders who use BBVA electronic banking (shareholders who have a Multichannel Contract with the Bank) may vote or delegate a proxy electronically by using the passcode they use to access the online banking website (www.bbva.es) or the BBVA España App.

Shareholders who do not use electronic banking and shareholders who are legal entities must obtain a passcode through this corporate website, valid for access to the computer applications available for the 2020 General Meeting on this same website, following the instructions in section “Electronic Vote and Proxy” on this website. In order to obtain the passcode, shareholders will need to prove their identity through the accreditation application procedure provided for shareholders who do not use electronic banking (www.bbva.es and BBVA España App) and legal entities.

Shareholders may exercise their voting and/or proxy rights by electronic means as follows:

a) Shareholders who use electronic banking, via “BBVA 2020 AGM/Electronic Vote and Proxy” section of the Bank’s online banking website (www.bbva.es) or the BBVA España App; and

b) Shareholders who do not use electronic banking and shareholders who are legal entities, once they have the passcode, via the “2020 Annual General Meeting/Electronic Vote and Proxy” section of this corporate website (www.bbva.com).

In both cases, shareholders must fill in the forms and follow the instructions given in each case to exercise each of these rights.

Likewise, shareholders holding less than 500 shares may group together by electronic means following the instructions in the sections “Electronic Vote and Proxy” of each of the channels available for the exercise of voting and proxy rights by electronic means referred to above. Electronic voting and proxy may be exercised from 19 February 2020 and until 12:00 noon on 12 March 2020.

 

REVOCATION OF PROXY

The shareholders’ personal attendance at the General Meeting will revoke any proxy or vote that has been sent in prior to the Meeting and independently of the method used.

Proxies may always be revoked by the same means (written or electronic) used to delegate them, at the BBVA branch offices for printed attendance cards and via the same electronic channel used by the shareholder for electronic proxies.

 

SUSPENSION OF ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

The Company reserves the right to modify, suspend, cancel or restrict the mechanisms for electronic voting and proxy when this becomes necessary or advisable for technical or security reasons.

The Company will not be liable for damages that may be caused by overload, breakdowns, collapsed lines, connection faults or similar events not attributable to it that may temporarily impede use of the electronic voting or proxy systems.

 

PERSONAL DATA

In accordance with the provisions of the Organic law 3/2018, of 5 December, on Personal Data Protection and Guarantee of Digital Rights, we inform you of the link to BBVA’s Policy on Personal Data Protection for Shareholders. The right of access to and rectification or erasure of personal data, the right to object, the right to data portability and the right to the restriction of processing may be exercised in accordance with the provisions of said policy.

Online Shareholders Forum

Under article 539.2 of the Corporate Enterprises Act, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. has set up an Online Forum for its shareholders. It is exclusively intended to facilitate communication between shareholders to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) until the day on which the AGM is held. Once shareholders are duly registered, they may send in communications for publication on the Forum.

  • Proposals intended for presentation as supplements to the agenda announced in the call to meeting.
  • Requests to second such proposals.
  • Initiatives to reach the threshold percentage for minority rights established by law.
  • Offers and requests for voluntary proxies.

 

Access and use of the Forum is reserved exclusively for individual BBVA shareholders and voluntary associations of shareholders, validly constituted and registered in the Commercial Register and in a special registry established for such purpose by Spain’s National Securities Market Commission in compliance with article 539.4 of the Corporate Enterprises Act.

To access the site with all due guarantees, individual users and the voluntary Associations of shareholders must have a password and register as Online Forum Users.

Shareholders may use any of the following options to register as Forum users:

Users of electronic banking (www.bbva.es and App BBVA España)

Users of electronic banking (www.bbva.es and App BBVA España)

Shareholders who are electronic banking users (shareholders who have previously signed a Multi-channel contract (Contrato Multicanal) with BBVA) may access the Forum using the same password that they hold so as to access and operate on the internet banking website (www.bbva.es) or the banking app "BBVA España" (App BBVA España).

Non users of electronic banking and legal entities

Non users of electronic banking and legal entities

Shareholders who do not use BBVA electronic banking and legal entities may obtain their password through the accreditation process designed for such purposes.

To consult the Forum’s standards, press here

Notice of Meeting

The Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. Board of Directors, at the meeting held on 10th February 2020, has resolved to call the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in Bilbao, at Palacio Euskalduna, avenida Abandoibarra 4 on 13th March 2020, at 12:00 at first summons, and in the same place and at the same time on 14th March 2020 at second summons according to the agenda shown on this website.

Shareholders are advised that the AGM will foreseeably be held at first summons on 13th March 2020, at the same place and at the time given, unless they are otherwise notified on this website or through the daily press.

Notice of Meeting

Attendance card

The Company will issue a name card to each shareholder entitled to attend, giving them access to the place where the General Meeting is to be held. This card will indicate the number of shares they hold.

Requests may be sent by writing  to the Shareholders Helpdesk (Oficina de Atención al Accionista) at C/ Azul 4, 28050 Madrid, through the mailbox to accionistas@bbva.com or at any BBVA branch office in Spain.

 

Attendance Card

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Total number of shares and voting rights 

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Electronic Vote and Proxy

To facilitate shareholders’ participation in the General Meeting, BBVA has made it possible for them to vote or confer Proxy over Internet. Shareholders may vote or confer Proxy by e-mail, pursuant to the Corporate Enterprises Act, article 31 of the Company Bylaws and article 8 of the General Meeting Regulations. In order to guarantee the identity of shareholders wishing to vote, shareholders must have a password. Shareholders may access the Electronic Vote and Proxy through the following ways:

Electronic banking users (www.bbva.es and App BBVA España)

Electronic banking users (www.bbva.es and App BBVA España)

Shareholders who are electronic banking users (shareholders who have a Multichannel Contract with the Bank may vote or delegate proxies electronically through the internet banking website (www.bbva.es) or the most up-to-date version of the mobile banking application BBVA España App which is available free of charge from Play Store and App Store, using the same password that they hold so as to access and operate in those channels.

Non users of electronic banking and legal entities

Non users of electronic banking and legal entities

Shareholders who do not use BBVA electronic banking and legal entities may obtain their password through the following accreditation process designed for such purposes.

BBVA shareholders who hold their BBVA stock as American Depositary Shares (ADS) may vote and confer proxy via The Bank of New York Mellon or the broker or financial entity with which they have deposited their BBVA ADS’s. These shareholders will receive the agenda, the proxy card and the instructions for voting or conferring proxy by post.

  • Shareholders who are non-resident in Spain may vote or confer proxy by e-mail from here.

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainable AGM

BBVA’s Annual General Meeting has received certification as a sustainable event under the AENOR standard.

The certification demonstrates that BBVA has planned its design, organization and development by taking into account the possible environmental, social and economic impacts of the event.

At the same time, it makes clear BBVA’s commitment to the sustainability criteria required by the UNE-ISO 20121 Standard on event sustainability management. Achieving this demanding and prestigious certification places BBVA among the leading organizations in this field in Spain.

BBVA has based its analysis for this purpose on three factors:

  • Environmental factor: In organizing the event, BBVA has taken into account the minimum consumption of resources, reduction of the emission of noxious gases, protection of the environment and promotion of the policy of waste recycling and reuse.
  • Social Factor: BBVA wants to highlight the importance of factors such as accessibility and hiring of workers at risk of social exclusion in the design of the event.
  • Economic: BBVA’s organization of the AGM has prioritized local products and suppliers as far as possible.

This landmark in BBVA’s commitment to sustainability provides a boost for the integration of responsible management into the events carried out with all the interested parties.

BBVA is committed to accessibility in the celebration of its General Shareholders’ Meeting. For this, the necessary access conditions are ensured, so that all shareholders attending the event can do so autonomously and safely, regardless of their physical, mental or sensory conditions.

To this end, BBVA has arranged the following access facilities for its General Shareholders’ Meeting:

  • Hostesses accompanying people with reduced mobility.
  • Hearing systems

 

The General Shareholders’ Meeting takes place in the Euskalduna Conference and Music Palace, which has a Management system for accessibility under the UNE 170001 Standard, in order to eliminate or minimize the lack of accessibility which guarantees that all those shareholders can participate in the event.

If you have any special need to access the Shareholders’ Meeting, please send an e-mail describing your needs to the next mailbox: accionistas@bbva.com

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2020 General Meeting Documents

From publication of the announcement to the date of the General Meeting, all documents and information regarding the General Meeting will be available to shareholders via the links shown on this screen from where they may be downloaded for printing

 

In addition, shareholders may consult this documentation at the Bank´s registered office at Plaza de San Nicolás 4, Bilbao and submit a request for it to be delivered or sent to them immediately and free of charge by sending an e-mail to accionistas@bbva.com, by calling the Shareholder Helpline on +34 912 249 821, or by writing to the Shareholders Helpdesk (Oficina de Atención al Accionista) at C/ Azul 4, 28050 Madrid.

Annual Financial Report

Information on the Issuance of Convertible Securities since 2019 AGM

Regulations of the Board of Directors

Additional information on Corporate Governance

Right to Information

 

Individuals Form

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Legal Entities Form

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2020 General Meeting Documents

From publication of the announcement to the date of the General Meeting, all documents and information regarding the General Meeting will be available to shareholders via the links shown on this screen from where they may be downloaded for printing

 

In addition, shareholders may consult this documentation at the Bank´s registered office at Plaza de San Nicolás 4, Bilbao and submit a request for it to be delivered or sent to them immediately and free of charge by sending an e-mail to accionistas@bbva.com, by calling the Shareholder Helpline on +34 912 249 821, or by writing to the Shareholders Helpdesk (Oficina de Atención al Accionista) at C/ Azul 4, 28050 Madrid.

Annual Financial Report

Information on the Issuance of Convertible Securities since 2019 AGM

Regulations of the Board of Directors

Additional information on Corporate Governance

Updated page 12 February 2020

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