Santander's Botin says would study U.S. commercial bank buy

MADRID Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:12am EST

Emilio Botin, chairman of Spain's Santander, delivers his speech during the company's results presentation in Boadilla del Monte, near Madrid, January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Emilio Botin, chairman of Spain's Santander, delivers his speech during the company's results presentation in Boadilla del Monte, near Madrid, January 30, 2014.

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MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Santander (SAN.MC) would consider buying a U.S. commercial bank rather than an investment bank, Chairman Emilio Botin told reporters on Thursday when asked about possible acquisitions in the United States.

(Reporting by Sarah White; Writing by Tracy Rucinski; Editing by Sonya Dowsett)

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