By letter dated 17 December 2008, the Kingdom of Spain nominated Ms María Jesús FERNÁNDEZ GARCÍA (General Director for International Finance, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Finance) for appointment as Full Member of the Board of Directors following the resignation from the Board of Directors on 17 December 2008 of Ms Isabel RIAÑO IBÀÑEZ.

By letter dated 9 January 2009, the Board of Governors were invited to vote on the proposed appointment.

The decision to nominate Ms María Jesús FERNÁNDEZ GARCÍA was taken on 23 January 2009, the date on which the requisite majority of Governors' votes was reached.

The term of office of Ms María Jesús FERNÁNDEZ GARCÍA will expire in 2013, at the end of the day of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors during which the annual report, balance sheet and profit and loss account for the 2012 financial year are examined.