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Fabio Gallia appointed Head of BNP Paribas Italy

Fabio Gallia, CEO and Chairman of BNL, Chairman of Findomestic and a member of the BNP Paribas Executive Commitee, is to become Head of the BNP Paribas Group in Italy with effect from 1 May 2012.

Following the departure of Nicola d'Anselmo, who is leaving the Group to pursue other interests, Filippo Boria, currently Head of Corporate Finance for BNP Paribas in Italy, has been appointed Head of the Italian subsidiary of BNP Paribas SA. In this role he will report to Fabio Gallia. In addition, as Head of BNP Paribas' Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) division in Italy, Mr Boria will report to Thierry Varène, who is a member of the BNP Paribas CIB Executive Committee.

These appointments are intended to strengthen cooperation between the various BNP Paribas businesses in Italy in order to provide all Group clients with an optimal range of superior banking products and services.

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas ( has a presence in 80 countries with nearly 200,000 employees, including more than 150,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia.

The BNP Paribas Group in Italy
The BNP Paribas Group has been present in the Italian market for over 40 years, under the BNP brand from 1967 and under the Paribas brand from 1979. Over the years BNP Paribas has expanded its operations through organic growth and a series of partnerships and targeted acquisitions. This has enabled it to become one of the top 5 banking groups in Italy (taking into account the performance of subsidiaries), where it employs 19 000 people and plays a key role in three core business activities:
- Retail Banking: with BNL, BNLFinance, Artigiancassa, Ifitalia, Findomestic and Equipment Solutions (BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, Arval Italia Services).
- Investment Solutions: with BNP Paribas Cardif, BNP Paribas Securities Services, BNP Paribas Wealth Management, BNP Paribas Real Estate and BNP Paribas Investment Partners.
- Corporate & Investment Banking: our operations include Corporate Finance, Fixed Income, Global Equity & Commodity Derivatives, Structured Finance and Corporate & Transaction Banking Europe.