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BBVA Argentina (BBAR)

Participants
Belén Fourcade IR
Ernesto Gallardo CFO
Ines Lanusse IRO
Carlos Gomez HSBC
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Operator

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for waiting. At this time, we would like to welcome everyone to BBVA Argentina's Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 Results Conference Call. We would like to inform that this event is being recorded. [Operator Instructions] First of all let me point that some of the statements made during this conference call may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor provisions found in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 under US Federal Securities Law. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements.

Exchange factors XX-F in XXXX for the Securities these report Argentina's filed concerning US Form on the and information is BBVA contained annual with Additional Commission. fiscal year Mr. Today with us have we Gallardo, Ms. Ernesto CFO; Ines Lanusse, and IRO; Ms. Fourcade, Belén Relations. Investor Ms. your Fourcade, conference. may you begin

Belén Fourcade

and the BBVA everyone, fiscal quarter Argentina to conference earnings XXXX call. welcome morning, fourth and Good year

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Ines Lanusse

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sector quarter-over-quarter partially of quarter-over-quarter financial Private this year-over-year. quarterly X.X% fell non-financial in checking accounts, billion, the XXXX. deposits, increase deposits was deposits growth X.X% XXXX deposits $XXX.X non-interest and expressed X.X% XXXX in X.X% to quarter bearing X.X% and decrease compared third foreign XX.X% US loans XXXX, explained side offset sector X.X% in fourth pesos $XXX.X Private the of the to quarter growing year-over-year. fourth filled and quarter X.X% quarter-over-quarter quarter-over-quarter accounts. On by fourth year-over-year. The of mainly the the pesos funding total XX% sector billion and the Private deposits. Measured saving total a increasing fell and falling time especially quarter reach currency falling deposits year-over-year. in as billion deposits dollars by non-financial is X.X% $XXX.X of in and increasing compared up site of in X.X% This

fourth X.XX% bank's of a checking as XXXX. share of of accounts X.XX% represent the of reach savings and quarter non-financial private of of market deposits fourth private banks in of and year quarter The accounts XX% XX.X% ago. deposit, third from quarter the As XXXX, the versus a consolidated transaction deposits total XXXX

remain BBVA capitalization quarters XX.X% regulatory fourth It of capital of have third a over X, of of the requirements show terms XX.X% strong reach distribution. due the Tier the XXX.X%. $XX XX.X% billion ratio X quarter was of ratio In Argentina on since $XX.X distribution to and mentioning worth shareholders XXXX announcement dividends indicators than November billion. announced meeting XXXX, bank excess total was is as for of to billion $X.X XXXX. Capital solvency XXXX, that for or which pending dividends continues lower mostly

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questions. We will now the please take line your for open questions. Operator,

Operator

question from First Instructions] [Operator with Gomez is Carlos HSBC.

Carlos Gomez

good Hello, morning.

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Ines Lanusse

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of with defense contraction ended deposits, mainly US deposits. driven two also by the a the private year Dollars Regarding XXXX

around For leave will a expecting although contraction XXXX, [Indiscernible] X% the more are but around X% we there contract system in

Carlos Gomez

if that real contract you So system in that clarify, XXXX or will loans XX% loans can you do terms for expand the so expect by wasn’t figure in we that XXXX?

Ines Lanusse

share. so Yes, growing XXXX, XX% contracting market we gaining and some the we system be real would real in be in terms, terms be X% around should should

Carlos Gomez

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Ines Lanusse

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be we and to tackle there demand So into bank. we are the particularly that [Indiscernible] believe some more could customers bring trying more on

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Carlos Gomez

of fair expect grow you bank? in enough. the so Okay, And terms profitability more, for to

Ines Lanusse

you was be been US, have actions compared X%. Profitability Clara ended the would Without presented ROAE, ROAA the exclude which XX.X% we around ROAE, would presented declaratory ROAE positive that Santa and to X.X%. XX.X% the up if an the

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better because stable policy But lower of rate see basically, increased. divested there side mainly we the performance a monetary probably. has interest, income the On should

Carlos Gomez

improve improve to and margins that in be ROAE? rates shouldn't principle So, are you going higher, your again, because

Ines Lanusse

Yes, going little more we it spend have to could inflation. increase are And more but in to we are costs. a acquisition going

fee mainly evolves increase we're in well, quarter because income customers. fourth the because trying we have spend it expenses. in that active And we company the For attract more less XXXX, to very started being -- line the new less to

Carlos Gomez

can Very the there question, good. are on And think so ask dividends. the I another I many following

would such allowed to particular willing that that understand a Bank is dividends, Bank? is eligible which have a this negotiate installment XX already something fashion, you distributed? trying years to you have be been change? the what to subject Central in been a but Is we that very for Central allowed? And to that dividends And you're that different not be last has have So pay yet? pay in second, declared schedule to with two or Given you the distributed

Ines Lanusse

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Carlos Gomez

declared get billion, me already $XX let billion that distributable. be So, so of $XX that would you the XX have straight think you this

Ines Lanusse

Exactly.

Carlos Gomez

Okay.

be billion will be $XX other in distributable year not the future. this The distributable but probably would

Ines Lanusse

what evolved, can and situation need realization to and am don't it’s could what fund see IMF I many about we need to what you We change have lamentation how difficult say because because see I to very in happens happens. and talking probably see that the things front. happen, to the

Carlos Gomez

Okay.

understand paid dividends are additional I to your declare earnings. ones intention correctly, if you XXXX the not declare dividends on other again, you, will is for and or until the now Now

Ines Lanusse

happens what macroeconomic XXXX We how see to again need the will and – in to scenario

Carlos Gomez

you could say I in the year? later should do so Okay,

Ines Lanusse

need as Yes. be we Yes, be we billion are will that able expect we distribute see, it to today during yes, to possibility. a XXXX? with we that could But of okay $XX

Carlos Gomez

XX not X X, X. right, X, XX, XX,

Ines Lanusse

Yes, XX.

Carlos Gomez

okay. XX,

can it to for need So or do gains shareholders’ AGM can or in do you approval? do it, the the another to multi declare board call without future you

Ines Lanusse

two April We XXXX. other two meeting of have to in and extraordinary the did Or XX. meeting we an shareholders’ call shareholder should as XXXX we in

Carlos Gomez

terms be that have process you willing in you timing, possibility over XX to complicated, in then will to or hopes paying you but seems are in said, of logistically the XX, the and it have Okay, particular of installments, that you as go through that future. the changed

Ines Lanusse

XX. the to and be That have We lot approved. still Central We the Central Bank proposal have meeting which other on long shareholders months then the need to to option to two in go, timeframe takes present Bank a we proposal. April the how to depend approve our need will

Ernesto Gallardo

is time. nonspecific It of amount

Ines Lanusse

Exactly.

Ernesto Gallardo

request to Bank the our answer For to pay the Central dividends.

Carlos Gomez

I no, understand. Okay,

be can the your longer is in it over to it any will changed? year, request at make So And payments time. throughout my think do take specifically can you to you the the point willing but that be DCRA small whether or can question respond

Ernesto Gallardo

to I don't I be don't going know. the is in changed be honest, if know this future. To

Bank. Ms. have permission we further any that Showing the like will for For do time and turn floor to as closing Lanusse session. have XX the to concludes as is same to no from soon I'd pay what this the installments the remarks. the questions. know Central being This the At we back we question-and-answer we time,

Ines Lanusse

you and know have further for very Thank time much let us you your questions.

Operator

presentation. today's concludes This Thank you.

time your day. line a have nice at You may and disconnect this