Russia from November 30 to December 2, 2007 at the Memorial Coliseum in
The United States and Russia are two important countries for BNP Paribas.
The United States is the Group's third largest domestic market, with BNP
Paribas' three business divisions represented : Corporate and Investment
Banking, Asset Management and Services and Retail Banking. All the global
business lines of CIB are active in the US. The Asset Management and
Services division is represented by FFTW and FundQuest subsidiaries, and a
Private Banking operation. Finally, in Retail Banking, its subsidiary
BancWest, comprising Bank of the West and First Hawaiian Bank, has a
network of 760 branches spread over nineteen states in the Western United
States. Bank of the West, which has a presence in Portland, is also a local
sponsor of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final.
In Russia, the bank is experiencing strong growth. At the end of September,
BNP Paribas celebrated the 5th anniversary of its banking licence, the
first anniversary for Arval (a BNP Paribas company specialising in
long-term multiple-make corporate vehicle leasing), as well as the launch,
at the end of August, of Cetelem, a pioneer in consumer credit and
100%-owned subsidiary of the BNP Paribas Group.
BNP Paribas became the title sponsor of the Davis Cup in 2002. BNP Paribas'
partnership with the Davis Cup allows the Group to spread its image all
over the world. With over 142 countries taking part and 2 billion
television viewers world wide every year, the Davis Cup is a powerful means
of communication for such an international group such as BNP Paribas which
operates in over 85 countries.
BNP Paribas and tennis
In 2008, BNP Paribas will celebrate its 35 years of partnership with
tennis. Yes, BNP Paribas has stood behind this sport since 1973,
continually strengthening its commitment, and has supported it at all
levels of the game: professional, amateur, international, local, family,
educational programs and as a social activity.
BNP Paribas is a special and long-standing partner for all tennis lovers:
Official Sponsor of Roland Garros for 34 years, sponsor of the Davis Cup by
BNP Paribas since 2001, sponsor of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas since 2005,
sponsor of the BNP Paribas Masters since 1986, and also a sponsor of other
major international competitions (WTA Bank of the West Classic in
California, Masters Series Monte Carlo, BNP Paribas Women's Open in
Strasbourg France, Grand Prix de Lyon, etc.). BNP Paribas also supports
tennis at a local level in France with 550 tournaments, including the BNP
Paribas Family Trophy, educational programs developed by the French Tennis
Federation and Yannick Noah's Fete le Mur association.
BNP Paribas' commitment to tennis is one of the longest in the history of
sport and is a reflection of the relationship the bank develops every day
with its clients, a relationship based on trust and permanence.
About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) is a European leader in global banking and
financial services and is one of the 5 strongest banks in the world
according to Standard & Poor's. The group is present in over 85 countries,
with 161,000 employees, including 125,000 in Europe. The group holds key
positions in three major segments: Corporate and Investment Banking, Asset
Management & Services and Retail Banking. Present throughout Europe in all
of its business lines, the bank's two domestic markets in retail banking
are France and Italy. BNP Paribas also has a significant presence in the
United States and strong positions in Asia and the emerging markets.
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