Following the shareholders' Meeting of Fortis Holding in Belgium and the Netherlands, the European Commission's agreements, and the approval of BNP Paribas shareholders, BNP Paribas holds 75% of Fortis Bank, Asset management, Private banking and 25% of Fortis Insurance Belgium via Fortis Bank, as well as 66% of BGL in Luxembourg.

With this major event, BNP Paribas is now leader in the euro zone in terms of deposits, with more than €540 billion.

Fortis Bank joined BNP Paribas in May 2009. Under the name BNP Paribas Fortis, it offers the Belgian market a comprehensive package of financial services for private individuals, the self-employed, professionals and SMEs. In the insurance sector, BNP Paribas Fortis works closely with Belgian market leader Fortis Insurance Belgium. The bank also provides wealthy individuals, corporations and public and financial institutions with customized solutions that can rely on BNP Paribas' know-how and benefit from its international network.

Press releases

BNP Paribas Fortis (Fortis Bank SA/NV) 2009 financial results (24/03/2010)

Meeting of the BGL BNP Paribas Board of Directors
Management changes: Management Board membership expanded to 11 members
BGL BNP Paribas becomes 100% owner of BNP Paribas Luxembourg

BNP Paribas Fortis Industrial Plan (01/12/2009)

BGL BNP Paribas and BNP Paribas join forces in an ambitious project for Luxembourg (30/11/2009)

BGL becomes “BGL BNP Paribas” (21/09/2009)

Italy: Fortis and BNP Paribas Assurance enter into a strategic partnership in non-life bancassurance with UBI Banca (17/09/2009)

BNP Paribas Fortis: first half results of 2009 (01/09/2009)

First-half 2009: a solid performance for BGL (31/08/2009)

Carlo Thill and Eric Martin named Co-Chairmen of the BGL Management Board - Company name changed to “BGL BNP Paribas” (11/06/2009)

BNP Paribas Fortis launches ‘One billion euros', its first publicity campaign in Belgium (09/06/09)

BNP Paribas Group becomes the majority shareholder of BGL, joining the Luxembourg state which retains a significant interest - Alain Papiasse is named Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors (14/05/09)

Fortis Bank SA/NV announces new Board of Directors and new top management (14/05/09) (127 ko)

BNP Paribas completes the acquisition of Fortis Bank and forms a strategic partnership in insurance with Fortis (12/05/09)

Ad campaigns

"€1 billion for the self-employed and businesses", the 1st advertising campaign of BNP Paribas Fortis in Belgium. Click here to view all the material of this campaign, TV spots, radio ads, and print.

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