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BNP Paribas further expands its Corporate and Investment Banking teams in Germany

BNP Paribas is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Joachim von Rheinbaben (38) in the newly created role of Head of Real Estate Corporate Finance in Germany, Having started at the bank on 1st January 2008, Von Rheinbaben joins from Bankhaus Metzler and brings over nine years extensive knowledge of Mergers & Acquisitions and the German real estate industry. He reports to Berthold Müller, Head of Corporate Finance Germany and Charles Saiag, Head of Corporate Finance Real Estate and Financial Institutions sectors (based in Paris).

Christine Dillinger (36) also joined BNP Paribas at the beginning of 2008. She previously worked for the bank from 1998 to 2003. As Head of Privalto Sales she is now responsible for the sales and distribution of certificates in Germany and Austria. Dillinger joins from the Swiss private bank Vontobel, where she worked as Head of Advisory & Distribution Financial Products Germany & Austria.

Commenting on these strategic appointments, Joachim von Schorlemer, Head of Territory for BNP Paribas in Germany said: „For the announced extension of our business in Germany it's important to keep on strengthening our teams with acknowledged experts”.

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas ( 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.

About Corporate and Investment Banking at BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment banking division (CIB) has 15,000 employees, deployed in over 52 countries around the world. It operates in advisory and capital markets (Corporate Finance, Equities, Fixed Income) as well as in financing businesses (Energy, Commodities, Export and Project Finance and Structured Finance). CIB excells in three fundamental sectors in particular:
Derivatives - it is one of the leading global players in rates, credit, forex, commodity and equity derivatives
Capital markets - it is amongst the top ten Euro houses for both ECM and DCM (bond issues, securitization, convertibles and shares).
Structured finance - it is amongst the world leaders for acquisition, export, project and commodity finance.
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