BOSTON, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Santander Group will support relief efforts for those affected by the recent disaster in the Philippines with a $335,000 donation. The funds will be earmarked for health and medical aid in the areas hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan. "Our thoughts are with those who are suffering in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan," said Peter Greiff, head of communications and corporate affairs at Santander Bank, N.A. "We're pleased to do our part to aid in rebuilding the lives of those who have been devastated as a result of this terrible storm." To further assist the relief efforts, Santander will provide an easy to use connection from its website, www.santanderbank.com, so that its 1.7 million customers and over 9,000 team members can easily make contributions to the American Red Cross. By following a few simple steps, individual donations dedicated to emergency aid for the Philippines can be sent directly to the American Red Cross. Santander will also accept individual donations under $250 at any of its more than 700 branches on behalf of the American Red Cross. Community involvement and corporate philanthropy are top priorities at Santander, which made over $11 million in grants and donations to non-profit organizations in the United States in 2012. About UsSantander Bank, N.A. is a top 25 retail bank in the United States by deposits, with a presence in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Santander's 9,571 employees serve the financial goals of American consumers and businesses through its 706 branches and 2,084 ATMs. Headquartered in Boston, Santander is supervised by the Office of the Currency of the Comptroller and is FDIC insured under its legal name, Santander Bank, N.A. Santander in the United States is a wholly-owned, financially autonomous subsidiary of the Santander Group, a global commercial and retail bank. For more information about Santander in the United States, visit www.santanderbank.com or call 877-768-2265. Santander (SAN.MC, STD.N, BNC.LN) is a retail and commercial banking group with a presence in ten main markets. Santander is the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization. Founded in 1857, Santander had EUR 1.342 trillion in managed funds, 102 million customers, 14,680 branches – more than any other international bank – and 186,785 employees at the close of June 2013. It is the largest financial group in Latin America and has significant positions in the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Poland and the northeast United States. Santander was recognized in 2012 as Best Global Bank by Euromoney, ranked as a top Greenest Global Bank in 2013 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek and was named 2013 Sustainable Global Bank of the Year by the Financial Times. Santander's attributable profit rose 29% from a year-earlier to EUR 2,255 million in through the first half of 2013. For more information about Santander, visit www.santanderusa.com. SOURCE Santander Bank, N.A.