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On 1 February 2007, notification was given of the decision by the Court of First Instance 4 in Madrid on enforcement of judgements 1521/2005, regarding the suit filed by Domingo López Alonso against Barclays Bank S.A. claiming EUR 1,312,616,167.34 of damages for interest.

The decision upholds the appeal lodged by Barclays Bank S.A. - under the legal guidance of the GUARANTEE FUND FOR DEPOSITS IN BANKS who assumes financial liability - “declaring that no payment need be made for damages”.

2 February 2007