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BRIEF-Santander's Botin says Orcel's appintment as CEO never took place

MADRID, May 19 (Reuters) - Santander Chairman Ana Botin Tells Court:

* ORCEL’S APPOINTMENT AS SANTANDER CEO NEVER TOOK PLACE, CONTRACT WAS NEVER FULFILLED

* SAYS SHE MET ORCEL TO DISCUSS THE BANK’S STRATEGY

* THE BANK WAS FULLY CONFIDENT THAT SANTANDER AND UBS WERE NOT COMPETITORS

* OFFER LETTER TO ORCEL STATED THAT ANY PAYMENTS HE WOULD RECEIVE FROM UBS SHOULD HELP REDUCE TOTAL COMPENSATION (Reporting by Emma PInedo and Jesus Agauado)

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