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José Sevilla during his speech at the XXVI Meeting of the Financial Industry organized by Deloitte and ABC

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José Sevilla has participated in the XXVI Meeting of the Financial Industry

Bankia generated a capital of 1.17 billion euros by March

The CEO of Bankia has indicated that these figures allow to advance in the goal of distributing up to 2,500 million euros among shareholders, as reflected in the current Strategic Plan 2018-2020.

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By  Communication Bankia

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08 May 2019 - 18:00

  • José Sevilla has participated in the XXVI Meeting of the Financial Industry organized by Deloitte and ABC
  • The CEO of Bankia has also highlighted the effort made by the entity in reducing unproductive assets "well above the objectives we had set ourselves"

Bankia's CEO, José Sevilla, highlighted that the bank generated a capital of 1.17 billion euros in 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, which makes it possible to move forward with the goal set forth in the 2018-2020 Strategic Plan to distribute up to 2.5 billion euros among its shareholders.

This was mentioned by Sevilla during his speech at the XXVI Meeting of the Financial Industry held by Deloitte and ABC, at which he reiterated the bank's commitment to creating value for all its shareholders.

Sevilla explained that these 2.5 billion will be distributed in several ways. Firstly, through ordinary dividends and, secondly, through the generated excess capital above 12% CET1 fully loaded.

In 2018, this excess capital and the undistributed dividend reached 548 million euros, while the payment to shareholders via ordinary dividend was 357 million euros, 5% higher than the previous year.

As a result, capital generation reached 1.17 billion euros at the end of the first quarter, although the regulatory impact (TRIME and IFRS16) subtracted 265 million euros, placing the generated capital figure at 905 million euros .

However, the CEO of the bank has assured that this impact "will be reduced in the coming quarters and we will not have great negative effects for this year or for 2020".

On the other hand, Sevilla highlighted the commercial dynamism of the start of the financial year and the benefits of the integration of BMN, which have made it possible to advance the capture of the initially expected cost synergies over time.

Finally, he highlighted the effort made by the bank to reduce non-performing assets "well above the targets we set for ourselves", which will reach around 8 billion by the end of 2020, from almost 17 billion in December 2017.

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From left to right: Bankia's regional corporate manager in Murcia and Alicante, Olga García; and the chairman of AJE Región de Murcia, Ginés Ángel García.

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'Bankia Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Heroes 2019 '

Bankia and AJE Región de Murcia open the deadline to search for the best entrepreneurs of the year in the region

These awards try to recognize the work and merits of Murcia businessmen who have stood out for their contribution to economic development in the Región de Murcia.
 

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03 May 2019 - 09:15

  • Nominations are open until 28 May and the winner will be announced at the ceremony on 28 June at the Víctor Villegas Auditorium
  • The main awards will be the 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award' and the 'Best Start-up Award', and the main novelty will be an 'Honourable Mention to Institutional Support for Entrepreneurship'

The Association of Young Entrepreneurs of the Region of Murcia (AJE) is holding the 20th edition of the 'Bankia Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Heroes 2019' with Bankia's support to search for the best entrepreneurs in the Región de Murcia.

The deadline for nominations is 28 May for an award acknowledging the work and merits of entrepreneurs under the age of 40 who have excelled for their contribution to economic development and the creation of jobs and wealth in the Región de Murcia.

The agreement was signed at Bankia's headquarters in Murcia by the Bankia's regional corporate manager in Murcia and Alicante, Olga García; the chairman of AJE Región de Murcia, Ginés Ángel García, and the manager of AJE Región de Murcia, David Lopera. The signing was also attended by the commercial director of Bankia in Murcia and Alicante, Luis Antón; and the director of the Bankia Business Centre in Murcia, Javier León.

The 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award' and the 'Best Start-up Award' will be the main awards in this edition, which will also grant an 'Honourable Mention to Business Career' of a leading employer in the Región de Murcia and, as a novelty, an 'Honourable Mention to Institutional Support for Entrepreneurship'.

Bankia's regional corporate director in Murcia highlighted the bank's commitment to supporting young entrepreneurs in a fundamental region for Bankia and to acknowledging the work they do and the projects they undertake, in which we would like to accompany them".

For his part, the chairman of AJE Región de Murcia, said that "these awards recognise the work and effort of young people who, in pursuit of personal development, have dedicated their lives to creating a business project with a positive and outstanding impact on our society".

As key requirements, young entrepreneurs who wish to take part in this edition of the AJE Awards must have their company headquarters in the Región de Murcia or have been born in the region and their company, even if it is located elsewhere, must have a strong connection with the regional business fabric or a relevant impact on it.

Candidates must also be the owners, founding partners or instrumental parties to the company's success and be senior managers. All candidate companies must have been created before 1 January 2018 and, in the case of startups, after 1 January 2016.

The terms and conditions of the awards and the application form are available at www.premioaje.es. The Board of Directors of AJE Región de Murcia will choose the finalists who will be eligible for the main awards on 7 June.

The three candidates will have the opportunity to present their project directly to a jury made up of important figures from the economic and business world. The winner will be announced at the ceremony to be held on 28 June at the Víctor Villegas Auditorium and Congress Centre in Murcia.

The finalists will enter the final stage of the National Young Entrepreneur Award of the Spanish Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs Associations (CEAJE), of which AJE Región de Murcia is a member.

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Annual report of 'Red Solidaria'

Bankia donates over 2 million euros to 275 NGOs after its employees achieve their objectives

The 'Red Solidaria' program was launched in 2013 and since then more than 1,216 social projects have been supported, which have benefited more than 400,000 people.

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17 April 2019 - 17:00

  • The bank increased its investment this year by 33% on the program that rewards compliance with the business objectives of its employees, transforming them into grants for social projects selected by them
  • The program, which has benefited 86,000 people in all Spanish regions and provinces, promotes workplace integration, care for people with disabilities, local development and contribution with people at risk of exclusion, among others

Bankia has allocated almost €2 million to support a total of 275 NGOs in all autonomous communities through the 'Red Solidaria' program, thanks to the fact that the bank’s employees have achieved their objectives. These programs have benefited 86,000 people.

The bank increased its investment in this program by 33% compared to the previous year. The bank’s contribution to NGOs throughout Spain was 1.43 million euros in 2017 and increased to over 1.9 million euros in 2018.

The ‘Red Solidaria’ project rewards the achievement of goals by the employees by allocating subsidies to social projects selected by the employees themselves. It supports and contributes to NGO initiatives with an allocation of €1,000 to €10,000 per year, depending on the percentage of compliance with business objectives.

The program fosters workplace integration, services for people with disabilities, local development and relief in situations of poverty and people at risk of social exclusion all over the country, among others.

The amount contributed in 2018 was made possible thanks to the results obtained by all the divisions of the bank: Retail Banking, Business Banking, SMEs, Private Banking, Specialised Business, Multi-Channel Business and Central Services.

Bankia’s Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, David Menéndez, stated that "Red Solidaria is a program that is very dear to us, as the work and effort of the employees of the bank is rewarded." "It allows us to demonstrate the professionalism and social commitment of all the professionals who work at Bankia and to commit to charity projects," he added.

Since the launch of the 'Red Solidaria' program in 2013, more than 1,216 social projects have been supported with an economic contribution of more than 7.88 million euros, benefiting more than 400,000 people.

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From left to right: the director of the Randstad Foundation, María Viver Gómez; Bankia’s Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, David Menéndez; and the director Randstad Outplacement, Helia Téllez de Meneses.

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Signing at the headquarters of the financial entity

Bankia and Randstad renew their 'Empleo en Red' (Network Employment) program, which has already employed 650 bank customers

'Network Employment' is a program that both entities launched in 2013 and that helps clients of the entity to get a job.
 

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By  Communication Bankia

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16 April 2019 - 13:00

  • More than 1,400 people have received advice through this program and the employment ratio has been around 50%
  • The program, launched in 2013, targets Bankia customers, close relatives and spouses of clients who are unemployed or at risk of social exclusion

Bankia and Randstad have renewed their collaboration agreement to continue developing the 'Empleo en Red’ program, through which they have advised 1,408 Bankia customers, of whom 646 have obtained a job, which amounts to a success rate of almost 50%.

'Empleo en Red', a program launched by both entities in 2013, targets Bankia customers, close relatives and spouses of clients who are unemployed and/or at risk of social exclusion.

Its aim is to contribute to social responsibility by helping unemployed or disadvantaged customers, such as professionals over the age of 45 who have been unemployed for over a year, newly arrived immigrants, victims of gender-based violence and people with disabilities. or single-parent families, to find a job to help them return to the job market.

The director of the Randstad Foundation, María Viver Gómez; the director of Randstad Outplacement, Helia Téllez de Meneses; and the director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Bankia, David Menéndez, took part in the signing ceremony, which took place at Bankia's headquarters.

"At Bankia we believe that employment, one of our main lines of social action, is a fundamental drive for change that allows the social integration of people in vulnerable situations," said Menéndez.

For her part, Viver highlighted that "the 'Empleo en Red’ program is one of the best results in terms of advice and inclusion. Bankia is an indispensable ally in this project, and we are proud to continue this collaboration."

Téllez de Meneses pointed out that "we have worked together to ensure that hundreds of Bankia customers are employed. It is a pleasure to collaborate with an entity that has employment as a focus of its social action".

Guidance, skills and monitoring

The 'Empleo en Red' program consists of three parts carried out by the Randstad Foundation and Randstad Outplacement. The first one, focused on career guidance; the second, on acquiring the social skills, abilities and competencies needed to search for a job; and, finally, a third stage of follow-up and supervision in the job market by actively seeking employment.

Developed nationwide, it provides new skills needed required to get a job and is part of Bankia’s social action, whose activity focuses on supporting projects related to employment and the needs of the most vulnerable and discriminated groups.

After signing the agreement, with the support of Bankia, Randstad will continue to increase the employability of professionals who, in the event of being at risk of exclusion, will be supported by the Randstad Foundation. To do this, the initiative will continue to foster the search for new job opportunities for these groups of people.

Bankia

Bankia consolidates and reinforces its commitment to society through five priority lines of social action: employment and training, housing, local and rural development, disability and the environment. The financial institution focuses its social investment on these areas and maintains its commitment to society through the involvement of its entire structure and professionals. The Corporate Social Responsibility policy is all-encompassing and approachable, as it links the social actions of the bank with its business in the areas in which the professionals themselves find socio-economic problems and vulnerable groups.

Randstad

Randstad is the leading company in Spain in human resources solutions and provides a job to 43,000 people in Spain every day. It offers one million hours of training per year and a global service of human resources consultancy: recruitment of professionals, task outsourcing, development of plans and ad hoc training implementation, temporary hiring and repositioning processes.

Randstad Foundation

Randstad Foundation was founded in 2004 with the mission of achieving equal employment opportunities thanks to the integration of disabled people into the workforce. Their job is to adapt the needs of people, through social and occupational integration itineraries, to the professional opportunities offered by the companies with which they work, developing integration plans in their workforce and in corporate diversity projects.

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Bankia enters the Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 index of most sustainable companies

Bankia directs its management model and its business strategy towards, and in this context, the group has a Responsible Management Plan 2019-2020.

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By  Bankia Comunicación

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31 May 2019 - 09:45

  • The index distinguishes European companies that have shown great progress on environmental, social and good governance issues
  • This recognition confirms Bankia’s strong commitment to sustainability

Bankia has joined the Euronext Vigeo Index Eurozone 120, an index that recognises the bank's commitment to developing the best sustainable environmental, social and corporate governance practices.

To be part of this index, which is reviewed every six months, the rating agency Vigeo Eiris evaluates up to 330 indicators according to the Equitics methodology. The 120 Eurozone companies included in the index have reached the highest valuations in the last revision.

The scores are based on criteria that include analysis of six dimensions: human rights, the environment and climate change, employment policies, relations with stakeholders, corporate governance, and contribution to economic and social development.

In 2012, the New York Stock Exchange and Vigeo launched these sustainability indexes on the market, whose companies are chosen after a thorough analysis of their social, environmental and good governance risks.

Bankia directs its management model and its business strategy towards sustainability and generating value for the environment. In this context, the group has a Responsible Management Plan 2019-2020 to respond to the sector challenges in the coming years.

This plan has three fundamental challenges: preventing risks in the social, environmental and good governance areas; supporting management with greater control over the processes, fostering continuous improvement and responding to the expectations of stakeholders; and driving leadership, so that Bankia is at the forefront of its sector in so far as sustainability.

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