SREP Capital Requirements 2023

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Banco Santander S.A.
22 December 2022

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Banco Santander, S.A., ("Santander") in accordance with the provisions of the securities market legislation, communicates the following:




The results of the Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process ("SREP") have now been confirmed and Santander has been informed by the European Central Bank ("ECB") of its decision regarding the minimum prudential capital requirements effective as of 1 January 2023.


The ECB's decision establishes a Pillar 2 requirement ("P2R") of (i) of 1.58% at a consolidated level (which entails an increase of 8 basis points with respect to the last SREP decision effective on 1 March 2022, due to the ECB´s prudential expectations on calendar provisioning in connection with non-performing loans), of which at least 0.89% must be covered with Common Equity Tier 1 capital ("CET1"); and (ii) of 1.50%, at an individual level, of which at least 0.84% must be covered with CET1, this remaining unchanged from the last SREP decision effective on 1 March 2022.


The minimum requirement ratio of CET1 at consolidated level consists of: (a) the Pillar 1 requirements, (b) P2R, (c) the capital conservation buffer, (d) the requirement derived from the consideration of Santander as a global systemic financial institution, and (e) the countercyclical capital buffer. The following table shows the minimum CET1 and total capital requirements, as well as Santander's such phased-in[1] ratios as of 30 September 2022, both at a consolidated and an individual level.




DATA AS OF 30/09/2022


















As described in the table above, Santander maintains a surplus of capital over these requirements, both at a consolidated and an individual level.  Therefore, these capital requirements do not imply any limitation to the distribution or payment to the holders of Santander's Additional Tier 1 securities.



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[1] Data calculated by applying the transitional provisions of the applicable regulation, of which the most significant are those related to IFRS 9. Without the application of these provisions, the fully loaded CET1 ratio and the consolidated total capital, at 30 September 2022, would be 12.10% and 16.00%, respectively.

[2] The minimum requirement ratio of CET1 at consolidated level consists of: (a) the minimum capital requirement of Pillar 1 (4.50%), (b) P2R (0.89%), (c) the capital conservation buffer (2.50%), (d) the requirement arising from the consideration of Santander as a global systemic financial institution (1%), and (e) the countercyclical capital buffer requirement (0.0253%), calculated as of 30 September 2022.

3 In addition to the CET1 requirements, the minimum total capital requirements at both consolidated and individual level include: (i) Pillar 1 requirements of Additional Tier 1 (1.5%) and Tier 2 (2%), and (ii) part of the P2R requirements that can be covered by Additional Tier 1 and Tier 2 (0.30% and 0.40%, respectively, at a consolidated level, and 0.28% and 0.38% respectively at an individual level).

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