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  • BNP Paribas launches a new corporate publicity campaign to mark its 35-year of tennis sponsorship - BNP Paribas Ireland
    mark its 35 year of tennis sponsorship Forward to a friend Forward to a friend Print Print Over the last 35 years the involvement of BNP Paribas in tennis has strengthened continuously at all levels international local educational and social On 19th May for the first time the bank launched a global corporate publicity campaign highlighting its association with the sport The campaign has tennis as its subject and draws on the values of the game a strategy that contributes to the positioning of the brand globally In fact BNP Paribas communication through tennis is already at an international scale with the group having become over the years one of the world s top sponsors of the sport Tennis is a sport whose values perfectly reflect and compliment those of BNP Paribas global scale universality of rules high performance sense of fair play precision Official partner of the Roland Garros French Open since 1973 BNP Paribas also sponsors more than 500 tournaments worldwide supporting not only the main professional tennis championships Davis Cup Fed Cup Master Series Monte Carlo and local French tournaments but also tennis events and programmes set up for disadvantaged players such as Handisport wheelchair tennis and Yannick Noah s Fête le Mur Association Click to watch BNP Paribas corporate campaign BNP Paribas organized special days at the 2008 French Open BNP Paribas offered its support to the Rêve d enfance association Childhood dream during the 2008 French Open by inviting 19 children to attend the matches on Benny Berthet day Saturday 24 May Rêve d enfance is a humanitarian organisation set up to assist children with cancer in their recovery process by helping them regain social confidence BNP Paribas also organized Ladies Day the 4 of June and invited a number of its clients to attend

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  • Microfinance focus, social finance to fight against poverty - BNP Paribas Ireland
    a genuine banking activity that contributes to the development of microfinance At BNP Paribas we believe microfinance will never be a banking business like any other because it gives a meaning to our work making it possible to be socially responsible in our core business by helping people who help themselves and who are entrepreneurs In a world where over one billion people live on less than a dollar per day it is one of the most powerful tools in the fight against poverty and exclusion That is why we have decided to become involved in microfinance Emmanuel de Lutzel Responsible for the Group s Microfinance entity A year after it started the international microfinance project is very advanced in its objectives Emmanuel de Lutzel discusses the excellent results of this activity as well as the innovations that it represents 2008 04 14 Microfinance2008VA mp3 In brief Microfinance encompasses micro credit micro insurance movable savings and the transfer of funds Microfinance refers to any financial service used by poor people to improve their economic situation Practically however the term is usually used to refer to financial institutions and enterprises whose goals include both profitability and reducing the poverty of their clients Micro financial services are needed everywhere including the developed world However in developed economies intense competition within the financial sector combined with a diverse mix of different types of financial institutions with different missions ensures that most people have access to some financial services Source http www lamicrofinance org Micro credit is only one aspect of microfinance It consists of providing small credits to entrepreneurs who have been denied traditional banking solutions Microfinance in numbers Microfinance represents about 30 billion outstanding dollars accumulated in the entire world Internationally it has a 40 annual development rate per year 10 000

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  • BNP Paribas supports Microcredit Week - BNP Paribas Ireland
    will finance 7 new microcredit branches in urban development areas Furthermore Cetelem bank staff have been giving the ADIE the benefit of their experience and expertise since 2004 BNP Paribas is the first commercial bank to have entered into a national partnership with the ADIE across its entire network 2 200 branches en France At the end of 2004 the group signed a partnership agreement with the association to give business start ups special support at the Group s branches The credit line set up in 1993 has progressively increased over the years and was raised to 6 6 million a year in 2008 BNP Paribas contributes 10 of the cost of supporting each ADIE assisted start up and up to 30 of the risk coverage The scheme has financed nearly 900 projects already this year while more than 5 000 SMEs have been assisted since the beginning The Bank is now proposing that retired staff become voluntary advisors to ADIE projects For more information www semaine microcredit org BNP Paribas Projet Banlieue 2 years of concrete action already In 2006 BNP Paribas launched a large scale project the Projet Banlieues with the support of its Foundation and the involvement of its Retail Bank in France This scheme devoted to creating jobs and social contact in underprivileged neighbourhoods and to providing educational support for children in difficulty has a budget of 3 million over 3 years It has 3 key strands granting microcredit to support economic development and job creation in partnership with the ADIE This support has already led to the opening of 6 new branches in underprivileged neighbourhoods and the creation of nearly 400 start ups representing 480 jobs Educational support in urban development areas in association with the AFEV Association de la Fondation Etudiante pour la Ville which has already awarded grants to nearly 1 900 pupils in difficulty Support for local projects of public benefit instigated by neighbourhood associations To date the BNP Paribas Foundation has assisted 83 associations providing total funding of nearly 350 000 These grant aided initiatives are mainly in the areas of education helping the unemployed back into work cultural development social integration through sport and training Other microcredit schemes operated by BNP Paribas For the last 6 years through its microfinance activity at group level BNP Paribas has been working with microfinance institutions that support the creation of micro businesses in developing countries Currently the total number of international microfinance loans amount nearly 80M in 12 countries Morocco Guinea Mali Egypt Madagascar India Philippines Argentina Mexico Senegal Tunisia and Brazil There are 22 partners involved and more than 400 000 borrowers The programme has an economic and social impact on some 2 million people Additionally BNP Paribas and the French Development Agency AFD have signed a framework cooperation agreement to develop joint projects in the countries where the AFD operates and the Group is established including support for the microfinance sector As regards personal microcredit at the end of 2006 Cetelem

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  • Baudouin Prot ranked second CEO in the banking industry in Europe - BNP Paribas Ireland
    Institutions News Careers Contact Us BNP Paribas Ireland News You are here Home News All Our News Baudouin Prot ranked second CEO in the banking industry in Europe All Our News Media Tool Kit June 2 2008 Group Baudouin Prot ranked second CEO in the banking industry in Europe Forward to a friend Forward to a friend Print Print Institutional Investor magazine just published its 2008 rankings of the best business leaders in Europe In the Financial Technology and Services category BNP Paribas CEO Baudouin Prot ranked second up one spot from 2007 The magazine develops its rankings through interviews with hundreds of selected analysts and portfolio managers at leading money management firms Participants are asked to respond to the question Whom do you regard as the best CEO in the industry for which you re responsible The study also highlights strong performances by leaders despite the current difficult economic and financial environment Visit Insitutional Investor Magazine online Share Share on Facebook on Facebook Share on Twitter on Twitter Share on LinkedIn on LinkedIn Share on delicious on delicious Share on Google on Google Forward to a friend Forward to a friend Print Print QUICK ACCESS BNP Paribas in Ireland

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  • BNP Paribas Group: Results as at 31 March 2008 - BNP Paribas Ireland
    7BN in net asset inflows in 1Q08 CIB strong client revenues On 13 May 2008 in a meeting chaired by Michel Pébereau the BNP Paribas Board of Directors examined the Group s results for the first quarter of the year NET PROFIT group share OF CLOSE TO TWO BILLION EUROS Despite the continued crisis in the financial markets particularly fierce in March BNP Paribas Group posted a net profit of 1 981 million euros in the first quarter 2008 down only 21 0 from the record level in the first quarter 2007 achieved in an exceptionally favourable market environment This result again reflects the robustness of the Group s growth drive as well as the prudence of its risk policy The direct impact of the crisis was less this quarter than in the fourth quarter 2007 and remains limited compared to the peer group The Group s revenues totalled 7 395 million euros down only 10 from the record level in the first quarter 2007 Fair value adjustments associated with the financial crisis totalled 360 million euros a lower amount than the 589 million euros posted in the fourth quarter 2007 These fair value adjustments break down as 514 million euros for the CIB division 29 million euros for the AMS division and a 183 million euros gain on own debt issued by the Group credited under the Corporate Centre The operating divisions revenues held up well at 6 812 million euros down 10 6 compared to the first quarter 2007 and up 0 5 compared to the fourth quarter 2007 Given the market environment the Group curbed the growth of its operating expenses in particular in those business units hardest hit by the crisis The Group s operating expenses grew 0 4 compared to the first quarter 2007 and were down 1 7 compared to the fourth quarter 2007 They include 146 million euros in restructuring costs posted under the Corporate Centre associated with BNL s integration of which 127 million euros for a new staff departure programme agreed with the unions in the first quarter 2008 As for the operating divisions operating expenses shrunk 2 8 compared to the first quarter 2007 in particular thanks to adjustments in CIB s accrual for variable compensation The cost income ratio was 64 Gross operating income totalled 2 790 million euros down 23 1 compared to the first quarter 2007 but up 24 9 compared to the fourth quarter 2007 It grew in aggregate 9 2 for retail banking divisions compared to the first quarter 2007 The cost of risk was 546 million euros compared to 260 million euros a particularly low level in the first quarter 2007 and 745 million euros in the fourth quarter 2007 The direct impact of the financial crisis on the cost of risk this quarter was 57 million euros for BancWest and 129 million euros for CIB or a total of 186 million for the Group compared to 309 million in the fourth quarter 2007

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  • BNP Paribas Assurance receives high credit rating marks - BNP Paribas Ireland
    May 13 2008 Group BNP Paribas Assurance receives high credit rating marks Forward to a friend Forward to a friend Print Print The prestigious credit rater A M Best a worldwide insurance rating and information agency has assigned its ratings Financial Strength Rating FSR and Issuer Credit Rating ISR to BNP Paribas Assurance S A and its subsidiaries BNP Paribas Assurance S A was given the highest FSR rating of an A superior and an ISR rating of an aa while its UK subsidiary also recieved a strong FSR rating of an A excellent and ICR of a A M Best upgraded Cardif Life Insurance Company from a B good to an A excellent and an ICR rating of an a from a bbb reflecting Cardif s continued penetration of its core credit insurance market and its risk adjusted capitalization A M Best believes that BNP Paribas Assurance s 2008 outlook is also likely to increase proving it s continuing to strengthen its position in the insurance and financial markets Read the AM Best Press Release 49 ko For more information on BNP Paribas Assurance visit www assurance bnpparibas com Share Share on Facebook on Facebook Share on Twitter on

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  • BNP Paribas initiatives recognized by the European Federation for Ethics and Sustainable Development - BNP Paribas Ireland
    recognized by the European Federation for Ethics and Sustainable Development All Our News Media Tool Kit May 7 2008 CSR BNP Paribas initiatives recognized by the European Federation for Ethics and Sustainable Development Forward to a friend Forward to a friend Print Print The Consumer Ethic Guide has been updated by the European Federation for Ethics and Sustainable Development and republished by Eyrolles entitled Buy for a Better World This Guide is addressed to stakeholders of the enterprise as clients employees corporate executive and investors It rates practices of more than 100 French enterprises and foreign enterprises in France according to five benchmarks governance social environment quality and citizenship After the identification of the ethic and sustainable development initiatives they are filed in a ranking from one star intermediary initiatives to four stars exemplar initiatives BNP Paribas is the only bank and a rare French enterprise with Auchanand Danone to obtain three stars in five categories in 2007 This result is better than the one in 2001 when the Group received less than three stars in all the categories Share Share on Facebook on Facebook Share on Twitter on Twitter Share on LinkedIn on LinkedIn Share on delicious on delicious

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  • BNP Paribas' Interviews - International Buyers: a brand new service for international homebuyers in France - BNP Paribas Ireland
    bank for a changing world Home About BNP Paribas Corporates Institutions News Careers Contact Us BNP Paribas Ireland News You are here Home News All Our News BNP Paribas Interviews International Buyers a brand new service for international homebuyers in France All Our News Media Tool Kit May 6 2008 Human Resources Regional News BNP Paribas Interviews International Buyers a brand new service for international homebuyers in France Forward to a friend Forward to a friend Print Print UCB International Buyers part of the BNP Paribas group is a mortgage expert dedicated to individual private investors and specialised in an English speaking clientele International Buyers is the leading specialist for mortgages to non resident customers buying property in France Following the launch of the new International Buyers website Charlotte Thomas mortgage adviser at International Buyers discusses the company s functions 2008 03 10 InternationalBuyersVA mp3 Transcript 170 ko Share Share on Facebook on Facebook Share on Twitter on Twitter Share on LinkedIn on LinkedIn Share on delicious on delicious Share on Google on Google Forward to a friend Forward to a friend Print Print QUICK ACCESS BNP Paribas in Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility Corporate Philanthropy Tennis You are A Corporate

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