Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria 6-K 2017
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of November, 2017
Commission file number: 1-10110
BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA, S.A.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
BANK BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA, S.A.
(Translation of Registrants name into English)
Calle Azul 4,
(Address of principal executive offices)
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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA), in compliance with the Securities Market legislation, hereby communicates the following:
BBVA has reached an agreement with a subsidiary of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (Cerberus) for the creation of a joint venture to which the real estate business of BBVA in Spain will be transferred (the Business). BBVA will contribute the Business to a single company (the Company) and will sell 80% of the shares of such Company to Cerberus at the closing date of the transaction.
The Business comprises: (i) foreclosed real estate assets (hereinafter, the REOs), with a gross book value of approximately EUR 13,000 million, taking as starting point the situation of the REOs on June 26, 2017 (1); and (ii) the necessary assets and employees to manage the Business in an autonomous manner. For the purpose of the agreement with Cerberus, the whole Business has been valued at approximately EUR 5.000 million.
Considering the valuation of the whole Business previously mentioned and assuming that all the Business REOs on June 26, 2017 will be contributed to the Company, the sale price for 80% of the shares would amount to approximately EUR 4.000 million. The price finally paid will be determined by the volume of REOs effectively contributed that may vary depending on, among other matters, the sales carried out from the date of reference 26 June 2017 until the date of closing of the transaction and the fulfilment of the usual conditions in this kind of transactions.
At the closing date, the parties will sign a shareholders agreement in the Company that will include the usual protection rights for minority shareholders in this kind of joint ventures in favor of BBVA.
Finally, BBVA has signed an agreement with the Cerberus groups entity, Haya Real Estate S.L.U., in order for it to provide, on an exclusive basis, servicing services for the real estate portfolio held by BBVA once the transaction has been executed.
The transaction as a whole is subject to obtaining the relevant authorizations from the competent authorities. At the closing date, which is expected to take place by the second half of 2018, and, once the volume of REOs effectively contributed is known, it will be possible to determine the definitive impact on the Groups attributable profit, -which at this moment is estimated as not significant- as well as the impact on the Common Equity Tier 1 (fully loaded), which is expected to be slightly positive.
Madrid, November 29, 2017
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.