Santander Holdings USA, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

 Santander Holdings USA, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

PR Newswire

BOSTON, July 15, 2013

BOSTON, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Santander Holdings USA, Inc. ("SHUSA"), 
parent company of Sovereign Bank, N.A., announced today that its Board of
Directors declared a dividend on SHUSA's Preferred Stock. A dividend payment
of $0.45625 per depositary share is payable onAugust 15, 2013 to holders of
record onAugust 1, 2013 for the SHUSA's Series C Non-Cumulative Perpetual
Preferred Stock (NYSE: SOVPRC).

About our company
Santander Holdings USA, Inc. (SHUSA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Banco
Santander, S.A. and is the holding company for Sovereign Bank, a financial
institution with principal markets in the northeastern United States.
Sovereign Bank has 718 branches, 2,260 ATMs and nearly 8,900 team members.

Banco Santander is a retail and commercial global bank, with a presence in 10
main markets: U.S., Germany, UK, Poland, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina,
Spain and Portugal. Founded in 1857, Santander has more than 102 million
customers, approximately 14,689 branches – more than any other international
bank – and 189,858 employees. For more information on Santander, visit
http://www.santander.com.

Note: "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. Statements in this press release regarding Santander Holdings USA
Inc.'s business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking
statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such
risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual future events to differ from
those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Forward-Looking
Statements" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recently
ended fiscal year.

SOURCE Santander Holdings USA, Inc.

Website: http://www.santander.com
Contact: FINANCIAL CONTACTS: Juan Carlos Alvarez, 617-757-3520,
JAlvare1@sovereignbank.com, Andrew Withers, 617-757-3524,
AWithers@sovereignbank.com, MEDIA CONTACTS: Mary Ellen Higgins, Vice
President, Public Relations, Office: 617.346.7431, mhiggins@sovereignbank.com,
Bryan Hurst, Public Relations Specialist, Office: 617-346-7438,
bhurst@sovereignbank.com