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BNP Paribas teams up with the Bulgarian Tennis Federation

  • 26.03.2008
BNP Paribas, number 1 sponsor in the tennis world, today enters into a strategic alliance with the Tennis Federation in Bulgaria, where the group has a major presence in most business lines. This partnership makes BNP Paribas the premier patron to the Bulgarian Tennis Federation and forms part of the Group's overall sponsoring policy. BNP Paribas will help to develop tennis in Bulgaria on all levels: national, regional and local tournaments including the realization of school, family and community aspects of tennis.

A substantial amount of financial aid will be given to educational and social programs. The Bulgarian Tennis Federation and BNP Paribas together will step up their actions supporting orphans, poor and disabled children in order to make them enjoy the benefits of this healthy and motivating sport. Both partners have undertaken to promote three such events per quarter to encourage underprivileged young people to play tennis.

By supporting the Bulgarian Tennis Federation, BNP Paribas confirms its long time position as leading sponsor for the entire world of tennis. Ever since 1973, when BNP Paribas started to sponsor Roland Garros, the famous French Open Tennis Championship, BNP Paribas has developed a unique and profound partnership with tennis in the sporting world. Over time, the Group has become the no. 1 world sponsor of tennis by partnering up with the Davis Cup, the Fed Cup and the Masters Series in Paris (“The BNP Paribas Masters”), in Rome and Monte Carlo. But BNP Paribas' tennis sponsoring goes much further : the Group also sponsors over 550 local tournaments worldwide and strongly supports disabled international tennis via the BNP Paribas Open of France Handisport.

BNP Paribas' commitment to tennis reflects the bank's effort to build on its worldwide customer relations every day, which is based on trust and long term, mutually beneficial partnerships.

About BNP Paribas in Bulgaria
BNP Paribas S.A. - Sofia Branch is a commercial and investment bank in Bulgaria. It serves large and medium-sized corporate and institutional clients, spanning the major sectors in the economy. They benefit from a full range of commercial and investment bank services as well as from customer-tailored financial solutions with strong advisory components. BNP Paribas has been present in Bulgaria since 1994.

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) is a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the four strongest banks in the world according to Standard & Poor's. The group is present in over 85 countries and has 161,000 employees, 125,000 of whom are in Europe. The group holds key positions in three major areas of activity: 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. In addition, BNP Paribas has a significant and growing presence in the United States and strong positions in Asia and the emerging countries.

Press Contacts

BNP Paribas In Bulgaria
Krasimira ANTIMOVA +359 2 9218 514
krasimira.antimova [at] bnpparibas (dot) com

BNP Paribas Global Sponsoring
Elodie Verbeke: 0033 6 32 30 03 96
elodie.verbeke [at] bnpparibas (dot) com