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BNP Paribas has entrusted Marie-Claire Capobianco with a mission to bolster the bank's capacity to accelerate the growth of companies in France

Drawing on all Group business lines that can contribute to the equity financing of company activities and thereby support their growth, she is tasked with defining ways to strengthen the bank's position with these companies, which show strong development potential.

As part of her mission, Marie-Claire Capobianco will also sponsor a portfolio of corporate clients and partners representing the French economy, in close collaboration with the management of French Retail Banking. In addition, she will represent the bank on such themes as economic growth and inclusion issues with respect to stakeholders in the public and voluntary sectors.

Marie-Claire Capobianco has been Director of French Retail Banking (FRB)since January 2012, and will be succeeded by Marguerite Bérard on 1 January, 2019.

"For several years now, Marie-Claire has played an essential role in the growth and transformation of our Retail Banking activities in France, for both individuals and companies. With her in-depth knowledge of the corporate client ecosystem in France, she will be able to bring together all the expertise within BNP Paribas to meet their financing needs and support them in their growth dynamics”, said Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas.

In her new position, Marie-Claire Capobianco, a Member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas, will report directly to Jean-Laurent Bonnafé.

Biography of Marie-Claire Capobianco

Marie-Claire Capobianco began her career in the Corporate Clients department at BNP in Marseille in 1977. She then spent four years at the bank’s ‘Inspection Générale’ (Group Internal Audit) as an Auditor, then Chief Auditor, before moving to take charge of the Individual and Self-Employed Professional Clients department in Nantes. She subsequently became Head of the Toulon branch group, and then the Évry branch group. In November 2002, she was appointed Head of Private Banking for the whole of France.

In 2007, following the BNP Paribas Group’s acquisition of BNL, Ms Capobianco took on a governance role for the Private Banking business in Italy. In November 2008, when the BNP Paribas Retail Banking division was being set up, she was given the task of managing the development of Private Banking in all the countries where the Group has a domestic branch network.

In 2012, Marie-Claire Capobianco was appointed Head of BNP Paribas French Retail Banking, becoming a member of the BNP Paribas Group Executive Committee.

She also sits on the Executive Board of France’s largest employer federation, MEDEF and she is also a Member of the Board of Directors of ADIE.

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees, including around 149,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.

In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending.

BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.