For our organization voting, and voting taking into account social issues and sustainable governance, is a fundamental part of our responsible active ownership. During 2011 we voted in all the Shareholder Meetings of the Spanish companies in our portfolios, totaling forty-four Meetings.
In 2013 different alternatives were explored for voting in European Annual General Meetings (AGM onwards). One of the options analyzed was finally established as the operating circuit. During 2013 we assisted to 77 AGM's in BBVA Asset Management, covering the whole universe of European companies in our portfolios.
In 2014 we continued working on the same line, strengthening the procedure, letting us to reach the highest level of efficiency, attending 178 AGM's in BBVA Asset Management.
In 2015 , the number of AGM's we have attended, goes up to 203 AGM's in BBVA AM and during the following years remain around this number of AGM's.