Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria 6-K 2005
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the month of May, 2005
Commission File Number: 001-10110
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Kingdom of Spain
(Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
Plaza de San Nicolás 4
48005 Bilbao Spain
(Address of principal executive offices)
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BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA, S.A.
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On this day, the Bank of Italy has authorized BBVA to acquire a stake greater than 50% of the share capital of BNL, through the public exchange offer that has been launched. It has also authorized the indirect acquisition of the stake of BNL in the companies Artigiancasa, Istituto di Credito Sportivo, BNL Gestioni SGR and BNL Fondi Immobiliari SGR.
The proposed exchange offer for BNL shares described herein is not being made and will not be made, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, or any other jurisdiction in which any such exchange offer would require the authorization of the relevant regulatory authorities or would violate applicable laws or regulations. BBVA will not be permitted to accept any tenders made from any of the foregoing jurisdictions.
No offer to purchase or sell securities described herein is being made, directly or indirectly, in or into, or by the use of the mails of, or by any means or instrumentality (including, without limitation by mail, telephonically or electronically by way of internet or otherwise) of interstate or foreign commerce, or any facility of any securities exchange, of the United States of America and any offer described herein will not be capable of acceptance by any such use, means, instrumentality or facility.
The information contained herein does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of offers to purchase or subscribe for, securities in the United States. The BBVA securities referred to herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.