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According to information provided or known to the Company there is no individual or corporation that directly or indirectly, alone or jointly, exercises, or may exercise control over Telefónica, on the terms established in article 4 of the Securities Markets Act.
There are, however, certain shareholders who hold stakes that may be considered significant, in the sense of Royal Decree 1362/2007, of October 19, who are as follows:
|Total||Direct Stake||Indirect Stake|
|%||Voting Rights||%||Voting Rights||%||Voting Rights|
|Fundación Bancaria La Caixa (**)||5.15%||259,651,258||0%||0||5.15%||259,651,258|
|Blackrock, Inc (***)||6.06%||252,772,079||0%||0||6.06%||252,772,079|
(*) Based on the information provided by Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. for the 2016 Annual Report on Corporate Governance.
(**) Based on information provided by Fundación Bancaria Caixa d’ Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona (“la Caixa”) for the 2016 Annual Report on Corporate Governance. The indirect shareholding is held by Caixabank, S.A. which owns 259,461,788 shares and by Vidacaixa, S.A. de Seguros y Reaseguros which owns 189,470 shares.
(***) According to the notification sent to the CNMV, dated 1 December 2017.
Additionally, the information regarding the shares of Telefónica, S.A. and the financial instruments owned by the Significant Shareholders of the Company which give them rights to acquire or transfer such shares is available in the public records of the la Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV), which are publicly available.
NUMBER OF SHAREHOLDERS
According to the information obtained from "Sociedad de Gestión de los Sistemas de Registro, Compensación y Liquidación de Valores" (Securities, Recording, Clearing and Settlement Systems Management Company) (Iberclear), dated on December 31, 2016, the number of shareholders of Telefónica, according to separate records in favour of individuals and corporations, amounted to approximately 1,323,265 shareholders.