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Changjiang BNP Paribas Peregrine Securities Commences Business

  • 26.11.2003
Changjiang BNP Paribas Peregrine Securities Co., Ltd (Changjiang BNP Paribas Peregrine Securities ) is pleased to announce today that it has obtained the regulatory approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission to commence business.

Changjiang BNP Paribas Peregrine is a securities joint venture set up by BNP Paribas S.A. ("BNP Paribas") and Changjiang Securities Co. Ltd. (Changjiang Securities). It is registered in Shanghai with a capital of RMB600 million, of which Changjiang Securities owns 66.7% and BNP Paribas owns 33.3%. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas and its investment banking arm in the Asia region (ex-Japan), BNP Paribas Peregrine is designated to implement the securities joint venture project.

Changjiang BNP Paribas Peregrine Securities is principally engaged in primary and secondary fund raising in the China domestic market, including underwriting of A shares, B shares and PRC corporate bonds, financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate financial services. The company commences operation immediately.

Changjiang BNP Paribas Peregrine has a strong back up from its partners. BNP Paribas is one of the world's largest banking groups, active in more than 85 countries. BNP Paribas Peregrine provides full investment banking expertise and its accumulated China knowledge. Changjiang Securities is a well-established, nation-wide securities house, which has been granted a full license to conduct securities activities in China. Changjiang Securities, founded in 1991, is one of the earliest PRC securities firms that witness the development of the PRC securities market.

Both partners share the common vision of corporate culture and business development for the securities joint venture; and are fully committed to contributing to the development of domestic securities industries in China.

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About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a European leader in banking and financial services, with a leading position in Asia and a growing presence in the United States. It is the number one bank in terms of net income and market capitalisation in the Euro Zone. The group has one of the largest international banking networks present in 85 countries and has over 85,000 employees worldwide.

About BNP Paribas in China

BNP Paribas can trace its presence in China back to 1860, when it first opened an office in Shanghai. BNP Paribas became the first European bank to open a representative office in Beijing in 1980. Then in 1992, BNP Paribas opened the first Sino-foreign joint venture bank in Shanghai, the International Bank of Paris and Shanghai (IBPS), with Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), one of the largest commercial banks in China. In 1997, IBPS was approved to deal in Renminbi. In 2003, BNP Paribas established BNP Paribas (China) Limited, a wholly foreign owned bank locally incorporated in China, to expand the scope of its services in China.

Parallel to BNP Paribas China, BNP Paribas has an extensive network of branches and representative offices in China established during the 1990s.

With the opening of market following China's entry into the WTO, BNP Paribas has also been involved in two major projects in both the securities and asset management industries.

About BNP Paribas Peregrine

BNP Paribas Peregrine is the investment banking arm of BNP Paribas in Asia. BNP Paribas Peregrine delivers integrated investment banking services covering primary and seconding equity fund raising, underwriting and securities brokerages, corporate finance, financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions.

About Changjiang Securities

Changjiang Securities is a well-established, nation-wide securities house, which has been granted a full licence to conduct securities activities in China. Changjiang Securities, founded in 1991, is one of the earliest PRC securities firms that witnesses the development of the PRC securities market. It operates through
branches or subsidiaries in over 20 cities in China.

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Changjiang BNP Paribas Peregrine Securities Co. Ltd. is the first securities joint-venture granted the lead manager qualification
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