CaixaBank guidelines out returning to Catalua regardless of the menace from Junts: “Valencia is the best place for our business” | EUROtoday

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CaixaBank This Friday it offered the outcomes for 2023, a 12 months that leaves the monetary establishment with a complete of 4,816 million euros of report revenue, 53.9% greater than the earlier 12 months. However, the inevitable query that the president and CEO have needed to reply was not a lot about numbers because it was about politics. The requirement of collectively to the Government of Pedro Sanchez of a plan that encourages the return of firms to Catalonia has put firms like CaixaBank within the highlight. For the entity, nevertheless, the query of headquarters shouldn’t be even underneath dialogue.

The president of CaixaBank, José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, has been clear about this: “Valencia is the best place for our business.” He stated it this Friday on the conventional press convention in Valencia, the financial institution's headquarters because it determined to depart Catalonia in 2017 on the peak of the disaster. processes. What's extra, he has even hinted that the financial institution is not the Catalan entity it was previously.

“The configuration of CaixaBank changed due to the merger with Bankia, increasing its presence in markets such as Valencia and Madrid,” insisted the president, who recalled that each CaixaBank and Bankia then had their headquarters in Valencia. “In the first board of directors that we had after the merger, we reflected on the corporate headquarters and concluded that it would continue to be Valencia.”

“Not for reasons of security or legal insecurity,” stated Goirigolzarri, who in any case refused to guage the threats from Junts, which had proposed a system of fines for firms that refused to return to Catalonia. According to the president, the choice was “because it was the best for our depositors and shareholders.” “We said that we were in Valencia with a desire to stay and that has not changed. We continue to think the same thing,” he insisted.