Banco Santander Non-Cumulative Guaranteed Series 10 Preferred Securities Ex-Dividend Reminder

On 6/12/14, Banco Santander SA's 10.5% Non-Cumulative Guaranteed Series 10 Preferred Securities ( SAN.PRE) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.6562, payable on 6/30/14. As a percentage of SAN.PRE's recent share price of $26.28, this dividend works out to approximately 2.50%, so look for shares of SAN.PRE to trade 2.50% lower — all else being equal — when SAN.PRE shares open for trading on 6/12/14. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 9.97%, which compares to an average yield of 6.24% in the "Banking & Savings" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.

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As of last close, SAN.PRE was trading at a 5.28% premium to its liquidation preference amount. Investors should keep in mind that the shares are not cumulative, meaning that in the event of a missed payment, the company does not have to pay the balance of missed dividends to preferred shareholders before resuming a common dividend. The chart below shows the one year performance of SAN.PRE shares, versus SAN:

Performance Comparison Chart

Below is a dividend history chart for SAN.PRE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.6562 on Banco Santander SA's 10.5% Non-Cumulative Guaranteed Series 10 Preferred Securities:

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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, Banco Santander SA ( SAN) makes up 5.81% of the Bank and Brokerage ETF (RKH) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, Banco Santander SA's 10.5% Non-Cumulative Guaranteed Series 10 Preferred Securities ( SAN.PRE) is currently down about 0.1% on the day, while the common shares ( SAN) are off about 0.9%.

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