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|Founded||Betanzos, Galicia (1717)|
|Defunct||6 October 2014|
|Headquarters||A Coruña, Spain|
|Javier Etcheverría, Chairman
Domingo Etcheverría, Vice-Chairman
Francisco Botas, CEO
|Owner||Banesco Banco Universal S.A (44.73%)|
Number of employees
Banco Etcheverría was a Spanish bank. It was the oldest bank in the Spanish financial system, and the 11th oldest surviving bank in the world, older by over half a century than the Bank of Spain itself. It was founded in Betanzos, A Coruña (Spain) in 1717 by Juan Etcheverry, a French businessman established in Galicia who also created a tanning factory.
His family inherited and continued the bank business through generations; the primitive Etcheverry transformed into Etcheverría to adapt to Spanish spelling (although the standard Spanish spelling is now Echeverría) The name comes from the Basque language Euskera - Etxeberria, meaning "new house". In 1964 it became an S.A. (corporation). Its stockholders (Francisco Javier, Asunción, María Cruz and Magdalena Etcheverría de la Muela) are all from the Etcheverría family, except the Caixa Galicia corporation, which bought a 37,12% in 2002 for 13,25 million Euro.
On December 2012, Venezuela's largest bank, Banesco, announced it has bought a majority stake in the Etcheverría bank by acquiring the 44.7% owned in the latter by nationalized Spanish bank Novagalicia Banco (NGB) as well as shares owned by the Etcheverría family.
After Banesco's entry, the following table reflects the voting rights:
|Share-holder||Rights to Vote|
|Domingo Etcheverría de la Muela||12.63%|
|Mª Cruz Etcheverría de la Muela||11.72%|
|Mª Magdalena Etcheverría de la Muela||11.72%|
|Alberto Gómez Etcheverría||5,01%|
|Mª Asunción Etcheverría de la Muela||3,99%|
- AEGAMA: Asociacion de Empresarios Gallegos en Madrid
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