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Annual Report 2014 BME

Equities

The Equities business showed a clear recovery in

volumes in 2014 with respect to previous years. The

cash amount traded was 25.6% higher than in 2013.

Source: Bloomberg.

1) Data at 31/12/14.

The Spanish blue chips are among the most liquid in the EMU

The number of trades reached a record high in

2014, with 71.1 million, i.e. a 45.8% increase on the

previous record set in 2013, confirming the interest

shown by large investors and algorithmic traders in

the Spanish market.

Transactions (in millions)

40.6

2012

1.7

1992

6.6

1997

34.5

2007

70.9

2014

15.7

2002

Record high in share trading

RK

Company

12M/14

Cash amount

(billions of euros)

Daily average for 12M/14

Cash amount

(billions of euros)

Relative

weighting in the

Euro Stoxx50 (%)

1)

1

163.6

0.64

4.460%

2

138.1

0.55

1.660%

3

129.4

0.51

2.720%

4

123.1

0.49

1.560%

5

116.6

0.46

2.470%

6

100.3

0.40

2.650%

7

100.1

0.39

6.220%

8

92.1

0.36

2.770%

9

92.0

0.36

4.640%

10

89.7

0.36

3.330%

20

63.9

0.25

0.900%

21

63.6

0.25

1.470%

27

53.6

0.21

1.180%

This business accounted for 46.3% of the total

group revenue and 48.7% of its EBITDA. The profit

increase was due to 18.3% growth in funds and a

0.7% decrease in costs. EBITDA finally amounted to

€118.44 million (+26.2%) as a result of the difference

between the €156.55 million earned and the €38.1

million spent.