Banco Bil.Viz.Argent BVA S&P: Modification of BBVA´s rating

  Banco Bil.Viz.Argent (BVA) - S&P: Modification of BBVA´s rating

RNS Number : 8073O
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA
16 October 2012

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria,  S.A. (BBVA), pursuant  to the provisions  of 
the Spanish Securities  Market Act, hereby  proceeds by means  of the  present 
document to notify the following:

                             RELEVANT INFORMATION

Standard & Poor's has disclosed on October, 16th 2012 the modification of
BBVA´s rating, as follows:

o LT Rating: BBB- from BBB+. Negative outlook.

o ST Rating: A-3 from A-2

o Dated subordinated debt rating: BB+ from BBB. Negative outlook

o Preference shares rating: BB- from BB+. Negative outlook

                                                      Madrid, October 16, 2012

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