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Publication by the FSB of the 2017 list of gloal systemically important banks (G-SIB) - BNP Paribas' G-SIB Buffer from 2.0% to 1.5%

The Financial Stability Board (FSB), in consultation with the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and national authorities, has published the 2017 list of global systemically important banks based on year-end 2016 data.

BNP Paribas’ G-SIB buffer requirement is reduced by 50 basis points to 1.5% from 1 January 2019, thus increasing by the same magnitude the Group’s room to manoeuvre over the regulatory requirements.

The Group maintains its target of 12% for the Basel3 Common Equity Tier 1 ratio in 2020.

The Group’s fully loaded Basel 3 Common Equity Tier 1 ratio stood at 11.8% at 30 September 2017.

About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 192,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.

In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending.

BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.