By letter dated 26 December 2012, the Kingdom of Spain nominated Ms Clara Crespo (Deputy Director for Economic and Financial Affairs of the EU and the Euro Area, Treasury, Ministry for Economy and Competitiveness) for appointment as Full Member of the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank to succeed Ms Dolores Durán Bono, who had tendered her resignation.

By letter dated 7 January 2013, the Board of Governors was invited to vote on the proposed appointment.

The decision to appoint Ms Clara Crespo was taken on 28 January 2013, the date on which the requisite majority of Governors' votes was reached.

The term of office of Ms Clara Crespo will expire in 2013 at the end of the day either of the Annual Meeting or of the approval of the financial statements for the 2012 financial year, whichever is later.

The minute of this decision is being drawn up and will be submitted for signature to the Chair of the Board of Governors.