A cheque was presented on 24 September 2012 at the BGL BNP Paribas headquarters as part of the “Coup de Pouce” programme aimed at providing support for employees actively engaged with voluntary organisations. The ceremony was attended by Carlo Thill, Chairman of the BGL BNP Paribas Management Board, and a cheque for a total of €81,552 was presented to 27 non-profit organisations represented by current and retired employees of the BNP Paribas group in Luxembourg.

The 27 non-profit organisations receiving support in 2012 are active in Luxembourg and the Greater Region as well as in developing countries. In addition to the support provided by this programme, they also have the possibility to take part in a Christmas market of non-profit organisations which will be held at the headquarters of BGL BNP Paribas for the third consecutive year. Thus, from 10 to 14 December the non-profits will be able to present their activities to employees and to sell Christmas gifts in aid of their cause.

“In the last three years alone, this programme has provided support for over 60 non-profit projects. The number of sponsored projects and the amounts contributed have increased each year, reflecting the strong commitment of current and retired employees of the group in Luxembourg to the non-profit sector. We are happy to be able to help them carry out these projects in areas such as healthcare, solidarity, sustainable development, education and culture", highlights Carlo Thill, Chairman of the BGL BNP Paribas Management Board.

The “Coup de Pouce” programme is one of many initiatives taken by the BNP Paribas group in Luxembourg to deliver on its commitment to corporate social responsibility and solidarity.

About BGL BNP Paribas
BGL BNP Paribas is one of the largest banks in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. As a leader on its domestic market, it offers an especially wide range of financial products to individuals, professionals, private banking clients and businesses. BGL BNP Paribas is Luxembourg's number-one provider of banking services to professionals and small- and medium-size companies, and number two in services for individuals. It is also the leader for bancassurance. In 2011 the international magazine The Banker named BGL BNP Paribas “Bank of the Year” in Luxembourg.

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas has a presence in 80 countries with nearly 200,000 employees, including more than 150,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia.
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Eliane Thines +352 42 42-62 64 eliane.thines [at] bgl (dot) lu
Valérie Michiels +352 42 42-65 34 valerie.michiels [at] bgl (dot) lu

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