financial statements 2012

14. Other information due to regulatory requirements

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Capital and treasury stock

Information about the structure of common stock and transactions with treasury stock can be found in Notes 27 and 30 of the accompanying consolidated Financial Statements.

Shareholder remuneration and application of earnings

Information about shareholder remuneration and application of earnings can be found in Note 4 of the accompanying consolidated Financial Statements.

Exceptional factors

2012 saw the exceptional factors described in the accompanying consolidated notes and in section 2 of this Management Report: Economic Environment in 2012, which have shaped the performance of the global financial system and, by extension, of the BBVA Group.

Significant contracts

The Group is not aware of the signing of any material contracts other than those executed during the BBVA Group’s ordinary course of business during the two years immediately prior to December 31, 2012, except for those mentioned in the accompanying consolidated Financial Statements.

Nor is the Group aware that the Bank or any of the Group’s subsidiaries have entered into contracts that could give rise to material liabilities for the Group.

Patents, licenses or similar

At the time of preparing the accompanying consolidated Financial Statements, the BBVA Group is not materially dependent on the issuance of patents, licenses and industrial, mercantile or financial contracts or on new manufacturing processes in carrying out its business purpose.

Subsequent events

Subsequent to the close of the year, on January 31, 2013 the Boards of Directors of the companies Unnim Banc, S.A. (Sociedad Unipersonal) (hereinafter “Unnim”) and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (hereinafter “BBVA”) will decide on the approval of the project for the takeover of Unnim by BBVA and the subsequent transfer of all of Unnim’s equity interest to BBVA, which will acquire all the rights and obligations of the merged company through universal succession.

If the merger project is approved by both Boards of Directors, the merger agreement will be submitted for approval to the AGMs of the companies involved in the merger, to take place in the first quarter of 2013. Given that the merged company is fully owned by Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., in accordance with Article 49.1 of Act 3/2009, dated April 3, on the structural modifications of trading corporations, it will not be necessary for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. to carry out any stock capital increase, or for reports on the merger proposal to be prepared by the managers of the companies involved in the merger or by independent experts.

Under the powers delegated by the Company’s AGM held on March 16, 2012, the same Board of Directors meeting on January 31, 2013 also plans to submit for approval under point five of the agenda, an agreement for the issue of debentures convertible into ordinary BBVA shares, excluding the preemptive subscription right.

Should the agreement be approved, and for the purposes set out in articles 414, 417 and 511 of the Spanish Corporations Act, the mandatory Directors report explaining the conversion conditions and types will be issued, justifying the proposal for the abolition of the pre-emptive subscription right, to be accompanied, as appropriate, by another report drafted by an auditor other than the company’s auditor, appointed for this purpose by the Companies Register.

From January 1, 2013 to the date of preparation of these consolidated Financial Statements, no other subsequent events not mentioned above in these Financial Statements have taken place that significantly affect the Group’s earnings or its equity position. The most significant events mentioned in the Financial Statements are the sale of Afore Bancomer (see Note 3) and the payment of the second interim dividend (see Note 4).