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Yves Martrenchar appointed Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas Retail Banking

Yves Martrenchar has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of BNP Paribas Retail Banking. A member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas Retail Banking, he retains his position as head of Distribution, Markets and Solutions and also supervises the Retail Banking Cross-Disciplinary IT, Operations and Processes Platforms, Human Resources, Brand and Communication missions.

Having graduated from the Ecole polytechnique, Yves Martrenchar, 53, joined the group in 1980. He has held various positions within the network in France, including deputy managing director in the North-Picardy network and then head of the Lille group of branches. He subsequently joined the Domestic Banking Division, after which he was appointed head of Distribution, Products and Markets of French Retail Banking (BDDF). In 2003 he was made head of BDDF Retail, and then in 2009 head of Distribution, Markets and Solutions for BNP Paribas Retail Banking.

About BNP Paribas Retail Banking

BNP Paribas Retail Banking brings together all the Group's retail banks (more than 7,000 branches, including 5,000 outside France), as well as core businesses specialised in consumer lending and corporate equipment financing:
- "BDDF", retail banking in France,
- BNP Paribas Fortis, retail banking in Belgium and BGL BNP Paribas, retail banking in Luxembourg,
- BNL bc, retail banking in Italy,
- BancWest, retail banking in the United States,
- Europe Mediterranean, retail banking in the Mediterranean basin and in central and eastern Europe,
- Personal Finance, consumer lending and real-estate lending activities,
- Equipment Solutions, equipment financing for companies (Arval, BNP Paribas Lease Group).

Focusing on development and operational efficiency, this entity serves its individual and corporate clients in France and across the world through six Central Missions - Distribution, Markets & Solutions, Development, Brand & Communication, US Steering, Wealth Management Networks, HR Mission – as well as Retail Banking Information Systems and the Cash Management business line.

BNP Paribas Retail Banking has over 135 000 employees in 52 countries.

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas ( is one of the six strongest banks in the world according to Standard & Poor's* and the largest bank in the Eurozone by deposits. With a presence in more than 80 countries and more than 200,000 employees, including 160,000 in Europe, BNP Paribas is a leading European provider of financial services on a worldwide scale. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Retail Banking, the Group has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated model across the Europe-Mediterranean zone and boasts a large network in the United States. BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending in Europe. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia.
*Within its peer group