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S&P's Upgrades BBVA's ratings

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RNS Number : 9612V
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA
16 December 2021




Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA), in compliance with the Securities Market legislation, hereby communicates the following:


Today December 16th, 2021, S&P Global Ratings (S&P) has upgraded by one notch BBVA's long-term issuer credit rating (ICR) to A from A- and short-term ICR to A-1 from A-2. The outlook has changed to negative from stable, mirroring now the negative outlook of Spain's Sovereign S&P's current rating.

S&P has also taken the following actions over other BBVA's ratings:

●    Upgraded by one notch long-term senior unsecured instruments issue rating to A from A-.

●    Upgraded by one notch short-term senior unsecured instruments issue rating to A-1 from A-2.

●    Upgraded by one notch long-term resolution counterparty rating (RCR) to A+ from A.

●    Affirmed short-term RCR at A-1.

●    Affirmed debt ratings on hybrid instruments.



Madrid, December 16th 2021


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