Announcements, Releases, New Appointments, Debt Offerings, and Corporate Recognitions of Financial Companies - Research Report

   Announcements, Releases, New Appointments, Debt Offerings, and Corporate
Recognitions of Financial Companies - Research Report on BBVA, UBS, Santander,
                           ING, and American Equity

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NEW YORK, July 25, 2013

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting UBS AG
(NYSE: UBS), Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE: SAN), Banco Bilbao Vizcaya
Argentaria, S.A. (NYSE: BBVA), ING Groep NV (NYSE: ING), and American Equity
Investment Life Holding Co. (NYSE: AEL). Today's readers may access these
reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and
analyst ratings - via the links below.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. Research Report

On July 12, 2013, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) announced that
the Euromoney magazine has awarded BBVA as the Best Bank in Latin America in
its 2013 Euromoney Awards for Excellence. BBVA Provincial (Venezuela) and BBVA
Continental (Peru) also won best bank titles in their respective countries.
Ignacio Deschamps, BBVA's Head of Retail Banking, stated that the awards
reflect the commitment of the Bank's employees in terms of their outstanding
service to customers and the quality of their products and services. Deschamps
highlighted the immense effort invested by BBVA's franchisees in Mexico and
South America to improve processes and channels through technology and
innovation that resulted in better service and greater customer satisfaction.
The Company also reported receiving the Best Bank and Best Debt House
recognitions in Spain under wholesale banking category. The Full Research
Report on Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/0b05_BBVA]

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UBS AG Research Report

On July 22, 2013, UBS AG (UBS) announced its Q2 2013 Preliminary results. UBS
expects its operating profit before tax to be approximately CHF 1,020 million
and its net profit attributable to shareholders to be approximately CHF690
million. According to the Company, its Basel III common equity tier 1 ratio is
expected to improve markedly to approximately 11.2% on a fully applied basis
and 16.2% on a phase-in basis. UBS also informed that it has reached an
agreement in principle with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to
settle claims that relates to US residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS)
offerings between 2004 and 2007. UBS further stated that it will release its
full financial report for Q2 2013 on July 30, 2013. The Full Research Report
on UBS AG - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/1676_UBS]

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Banco Santander-Chile Research Report

On July 16, 2013, Banco Santander-Chile (Santander) announced that it has
appointed Román Blanco as the Company's new Country Head in the US. Blanco
joined Santander in 2004 and was appointed Country Head for Colombia in 2007.
Afterwards, in 2012, he took charge of Santander's Puerto Rico operations,
which in June 2013 became a part of the Group's organizational structure in
the US. Santander also stated that Blanco will now take over from Jorge Morán,
who completed the reorganization of the Group's business units in the United
Stated and Sovereign Bank's implementation of the Santander Group technical
and operating platform. The Full Research Report on Banco Santander-Chile -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/d603_SAN]

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ING Groep NV Research Report

On July 10, 2013, ING Groep NV (ING) announced that it has attained an
agreement to dispose its investment management business in South Korea to the
Australia-based, global financial services provider, Macquarie Group. The
transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in Q4
2013. ING also informed that this divestment is not expected to have a
material impact on ING Group results nor is it to impact ING commercial
banking activities in South Korea. Further, it said that the transaction
announcement is part of the Company's prior revealed process to divest its
insurance and investment management businesses. As per ING, its investment
management business in South Korea manages approximately KRW 25 trillion or
approximately Euro 17 billion, mainly for the local institutional clients
including ING Life Korea. The Full Research Report on ING Groep NV - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/5304_ING]

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American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. Research Report

On July 12, 2013, American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. (American
Equity) announced that it has priced a public offering of $400 million
aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes which will mature on
July 15, 2021 and bears interest at 6.63% per annum. According to the Company,
the net proceeds of the offering will be used by the Company to pay the cash
consideration related to repurchase the Company's 5.25% Contingent Convertible
Senior Notes due 2029, to pay the cash consideration required to purchase the
Company's 3.5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2015, to repay all amounts
outstanding under the Company's existing revolving credit facility and to pay
related fees and expenses. The Full Research Report on American Equity
Investment Life Holding Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/53f4_AEL]

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