BNY Mellon appointed paying agent on hybrid bonds issued by Telefonica Europe B.V.

BNY Mellon appointed paying agent on hybrid bonds issued by Telefonica Europe
                                     B.V.

First hybrid bonds issued in sterling by a Spanish company since financial
crisis

PR Newswire

LONDON, Jan. 14, 2014

LONDON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --BNY Mellon, the global leader in
investment management and investment services, has been appointed paying
agent, common depositary and fiscal agent on a tranche of hybrid bonds issued
by Telefonica Europe B.V.

The hybrid bonds, which are deeply subordinated guaranteed fixed-rate reset
securities, raised £600 million and are unconditionally and irrevocably
guaranteed on a subordinated basis by Telefonica, S.A. Telefonica's hybrid
bonds will pay 6.75% interest per annum and have a non-call option for the
first seven years which means the issuer can redeem them after this period.

"We have seen a recovery in the issuance of European corporate bonds recently,
particularly in hybrid bonds," said Dean Fletcher, Head of EMEA Corporate
Trust, BNY Mellon. "These are the first hybrid bonds issued in sterling by a
Spanish company since the financial crisis. The fact the issuance was
oversubscribed shows that there is strong demand for sterling denominated
bonds from investors in the UK and elsewhere."

Telefonica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in
terms of market capitalisation and number of customers, with its mobile, fixed
and broadband businesses as the key drivers of its growth in Europe and Latin
America.

Notes to editors:

As of September 30, 2013, BNY Mellon Corporate Trust served as trustee and/or
paying agent on more than 67,000 debt-related issues globally. Its clients
include governments and their agencies, multinational corporations, financial
institutions and other entities that access the global debt capital markets.
The corporate trust business utilizes its global footprint and expertise to
deliver a full range of issuer and related investor services and to develop
customized and market-driven solutions. Its range of core services includes
debt trustee, paying agency, escrow and other fiduciary offerings.

Corporate trust providers are appointed by corporations, municipal governments
and other entities issuing debt to perform a variety of duties, including
servicing and maintaining the debt issue, processing principal and interest
payments for investors, representing investors in defaults, and providing
value-added services for complex debt structures.

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manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment
lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions,
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financial press and media.
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September 30, 2013.
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Contact: Malcolm Borthwick
         BNY Mellon
         +44 20 7163 4109
         malcolm.borthwick@bnymellon.com

SOURCE BNY Mellon

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