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Press Release - 11 february 2009

BNP Paribas notes today's result of Fortis's shareholder meeting. BNP Paribas appreciates the positive vote cast by a large number of shareholders and the support of so many of Fortis Bank's employees. BNP Paribas points out that only the original protocol signed on the 10th October 2008 remains valid until the 28th February 2009.

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas ( is a European leader in global banking and financial services and is one of the 6 strongest banks in the world according to Standard & Poor's. The group is present in 85 countries, with more than 171,000 employees, including 131.000 in Europe. The group holds key positions in three major segments: Corporate 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. BNP Paribas also has a significant presence in the United States and strong positions in Asia and the emerging markets