Current Report No. 25/2012

19 July, 2012

The European Commission decision

The management board of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. (the “Company”) hereby announces that on 18 July 2012 the Company was informed that the European Commission has decided not to oppose the acquisition of control over Kredyt Bank S.A. by Banco Santander S.A., and consequently also by the Company, and to declare such acquisition of the control is compatible with the internal market and with the European Economic Area Agreement.

Legal basis:
Art. 56 section 1 item 1 of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organized Trading, and on Public Companies dated 29 July 2005.

Santander Bank Polska S.A. with its registered office in Warsaw, al. Jana Pawła II 17, 00-854 Warszawa, registered by the District Court for the capital city of Warsaw, 12th Commercial Division, set up under regulation of the Council of Ministers of 11 April 1988 on setting up Bank Zachodni in Wrocław (Journal of Laws of 1 July 1988, No. 21, item 142), registered under KRS number 0000008723, REGON 930041341, NIP 896 000 56 73, share capital of PLN 1,020,883,050 paid-up in full. Helpline: 1 9999 – fee as per the operator’s tariff.

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