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France to play against Japan in Tokyo in the play-off round of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas on 26 and 27 April 2008

The play-off round of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas will take place this coming 26 and 27 April, when France will play against Japan in Tokyo at the Ariake Colussium.

BNP Paribas is the largest French bank both by market capitalization and net profit. The group‘s head office is in France where it is a leader in most of its activities. BNP Paribas is notably N°1 in private banking, in mergers and acquisitions and in consumer finance in France.
BNP Paribas ranks first among foreign banks in Japan in terms of customer volume and can count on the Group's global network to assist the international development of major Japanese companies. The bank offers its local clients a broad selection of added value products and solid financial solutions, with particular emphasis on its main Financing and Investment Banking business. BNP Paribas is particularly recognised for its dynamic performance in the investment banking market. It is also one of the most active foreign banks in savings offerings, consumer credit and energy and commodities financing.
BNP Paribas, a partner of tennis in all its forms, became the title sponsor of the Fed Cup in 2005. This sponsorship is an opportunity for the Group to incorporate the richness of women's values, which are the values of the future, into its image. This partnership also enables the Group to share its passion for tennis with almost all of the territories in which it conducts its activities. With more than 88 participating nations, the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is a powerful vector of communication for the Group, which is present in 85 countries.

BNP Paribas's commitment to tennis is one of the longest in the history of the sport. It reflects the lasting relationship of trust that the bank develops with its customers every day.

BNP Paribas and tennis
In 2008, BNP Paribas will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of its partnership with tennis. Since 1973, BNP Paribas has been actively involved with the sport and has constantly strengthened its commitment since then--to support it both worldwide and locally, in family and school settings, and as a social activity.
As a result, BNP Paribas has historically been a privileged partner in all aspects of tennis: as an Official Sponsor of the French Open for 34 years, and a sponsor of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas since 2001, of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas since 2005, and of the BNP Paribas Masters since 1986, as well as other major international tournaments (WTA Bank of the West Classic in California, Master Series Monte Carlo, BNP Paribas Women's Open in Strasbourg, Grand Prix de Lyon, etc.). BNP Paribas also supports tennis at the local level in France, with 550 tournaments, including the Trophée BNP Paribas de la Famille, various training programmes developed by the Fédération Française de Tennis, and Yannick Noah's association Fête le Mur.

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas ( 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: Financing 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. In addition, BNP Paribas has a significant and growing presence in the United States and strong positions in Asia and the emerging countries.

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