This statement provides a summary of the unaudited business and financial trends for the quarter ended 31 March 2013.
Unless otherwise stated, references to Santander UK plc and other general statements refer to the business results of Santander UK plc compared to the same period in 2012. Balance sheet references are compared to the position at 31December 2012, unless otherwise stated.
The results of Banco Santander for the quarter ended 31 March 2013 are also released today and can be found at www.santander.com. The results of Santander UK are included within Banco Santander's financial statements on a Banco Santander group reporting basis. The results of Santander UK differ to the results of the United Kingdom on a Banco Santander group reporting basis, due to different accounting treatments, consolidation adjustments and the treatment of the Banco Santander London Branch. The Banco Santander London Branch is not part of the Santander UK plc legal entity but is included in the Banco Santander results for the United Kingdom.