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Fourth edition of “Ace Manager”, the serious game of BNP Paribas.

New record number as 14,205 students register for the fourth edition of Ace Manager.

"Ace Manager4 – The Passing Shot" is an international online banking game designed in collaboration with BNP Paribas bankers and university professors; it is part of BNP Paribas' employer branding strategy and is aimed at improving the Group's brand awareness among young people and at making it one of the most attractive workplaces for students all over the world.
Starting today and until March 20th 2012, each team made up of 3 students will be able to take part in a contest in the virtual world of Universe-City by logging on to:

The students will play the role of bankers and advise clients to help them achieve their goals.
To fulfil these tasks, the contestants will have to solve 14 financial case studies linked to BNP Paribas' three core business areas - retail banking, investment solutions, and corporate and investment banking - and Group functions such as human resources, corporate philanthropy, marketing and communication.

"Ace Manager4 – The Passing Shot" will end in a Grand Final, where the top 5 teams of the online phase will compete to win the prizes. The Final will be held in Paris on April 18th, where the students will solve a last case study and present their creative solutions in front of a jury of experts made up of university professors and members of BNP Paribas' top management.

The finalist teams will win the following prizes:
- Winning team: € 9,000
- Runner-up team: € 3,000
- Third-placed team: € 1,500
- All finalists will also receive tickets to a tennis event.

BNP Paribas will also offer to each finalist several internships opportunities within the Group's three core business areas.

Out of the 145 countries taking part, the most represented are: India (2812 participants), Italy (2112 participants), France (799 participants), Turkey (694 participants), UK (685 participants), Singapore (523 participants), Indonesia (513 participants), Ukraine (495 participants), Russia (484 participants) and Poland (469 participants).
Notably, the Facebook page “BNP Paribas Ace Manager” has seen a four fold increase of its fans since the previous edition, reaching 20,227.
In its drive to enhance its brand awareness and appeal among students from the best universities and schools across the world, BNP Paribas is capitalising on its close links with the world of tennis after 38 years of global sponsoring, coupled with its strong capacity to offer interesting career prospects to new talent. Today, 68% of BNP Paribas staff and clients are located outside France. The Group recruits varied profiles from across the globe and provides jobs in more than 300 different professions.

BNP Paribas is working in close partnership with TBWA\Corporate on this worldwide project.

BNP Paribas and employment
BNP Paribas has an active recruitment programme for experienced professionals and recent graduates. In 2012, BNP Paribas plans to recruit around 13,000 people worldwide, including approximately 2000 people in France.
As part of its pre-recruitment process, BNP Paribas also offers hundreds of VIE (volunteer jobs abroad) contracts and more than 1,100 internships per year in France to students approaching the end of their course. Furthermore, the Group takes a large number of students on sandwich courses. This year it will integrate more than 1,450 new sandwich students.
BNP Paribas focuses on long term career development of its staff with dedicated training programmes and the ability to offer career mobility across its diverse business lines and in the different countries in which it operates.

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.
Rated AA- by Standard & Poor's, BNP Paribas is one of the best rated banks in the world.