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A responsible bank,
committed to you

With a presence in 78 countries and nearly 190,000 employees, including more than 145,000 in Europe,
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in the euro zone and a first-class player on a global scale.

Robust Results

BNP Paribas proved robust across all its business activities in 2012 in spite of the difficult economic environment and new international regulations.

All our 2012 numbers in the Annual Report

1st bank worldwide in
Corporate Social Responsibility

BNP Paribas named “Bank of the Year” by the IFR Awards 2012

  • €39.1 billion in revenues

  • €12.5 billion in gross operating income

  • €6.6 billion in net income, Group share

  • 8.9% in return on equity

2012 Annual Report figures

Long-term credit ratings
Standard & Poor’s

negative outlook rating
revised on 25 October 2012

Moody’s

stable outlook rating
revised on 21 June 2012

Fitch

stable outlook rating
confirmed on 10 October 2012

Management

Our managers analyse the 2012 results and discuss the challenges in store for the Group in 2013.

Our Management

  • « The challenges in 2012 were many–commercial, managerial, regulatory, but also challenges related to our image and profitability.
    We took them all on. »

    Jean-Laurent Bonnafé,
    Chief Executive Officer

  • « We have made a lot of progress, proving not only that we are able to support our customers but also that we are a responsible bank. »

    Baudouin Prot,
    Chairman

  • « We must take a balanced approach, taking account of the various possible ways of financing the economy. »

    Philippe Bordenave,
    Chief Operating Officer

  • « We have to lay the groundwork for tomorrow’s retail bank. »

    Francois Villeroy de Galhau,
    Chief Operating Officer

  • « Developing in Asia-Pacific is a key driver for the Group’s future profitability and BNP Paribas is already one of the best positioned international banks in
    Asia-Pacific. »

    Georges Chodron de Courcel,
    Chief Operating Officer

  • « Pride in belonging to a Group that looks to the future is a feeling I come across everywhere. »

    Yves Martrenchar,
    Head of Group Human Resources

Core businesses

A responsible bank, at the service of its clients

"Parlons Vrai” (Straight Talking) workshops,
the Bank that tells it like it is

Since 2010, BNP Paribas has organised “Straight Talking” theme-based workshops in its branches to answer questions about everyday issues, such as online shopping and savings products. The seven topics proposed, which have no commercial purpose, are drawn up in partnership with the independent association “la Finance pour tous”.

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Philanthropy:
A unique approach

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"A pioneer in this area since 2008, BNP Paribas Wealth Management offers solutions tailored to clients wishing to engage in individual philanthropy, through a team of specialists:"

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« One Bank for Corporates »
More than 4,700 new clients in 2 years

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The strapline “One Bank for Corporates in Europe and beyond” reflects BNP Paribas’ desire and capacity to support companies and their subsidiaries, wherever they may be in the world, in their efforts to develop their businesses in the European market and worldwide.

An innovative spirit firmly rooted in the business lines

An innovative investment fund

THEAM, a BNP Paribas Investment Partners investment company specialising in index-based, active systematic, guaranteed and alternative investment management, has launched a new fund called THEAM Quant Equity Eurobloc Covered Edhec.

Developing creative ideas with the customers of tomorrow’s bank

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TEB won an award for its Open Innovation competition, aimed at gathering creative ideas from Turkish customers, students and young graduates in order to develop the bank’s innovative projects.

An innovative global
one-stop-shop platform

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GECD strives to anticipate client needs and drives its innovation to best serve them. GECD’s client-driven innovation has produced, for example, Smart Derivatives, an innovative global one-stop-shop platform dedicated to derivatives.

A network in direct contact with social and environmental reality

Financing solar farms in California

BNP Paribas CIB advised Sumitomo in a government subsidised equity participation in the Desert Sunlight project, one of the largest solar farms being built in California.

Financial Education
for everyone

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In Italy, Findomestic continues to promote its training modules available online through PerCorsi, its financial education programme. In 2012, Findomestic organised its first financial literacy day, which attracted more than 300 customers who followed the training sessions in Findomestic branches.

BNP Paribas Cardif:
Improving access to insurance

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BNP Paribas Cardif pursued its wide-ranging programme to improve access to insurance for vulnerable populations, an action it first started in 2008. After asthma sufferers and paraplegics, BNP Paribas Cardif has now made it easier for tetraplegics and people with heart diseases to obtain loan insurance.

Human resources

BNP Paribas' Human Resources policy seeks to retain and motivate its staff over the long term, and to help the organisation adjust to its new economic environment.

Our Human Resources policy

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84% of our employees are proud to work for BNP Paribas, according to the 2012 Global People Survey.

Breakdown
by geographical area
France : 31 % North America: 8 %
Italy: 10 % Asia-Oceania: 7 %
Belgium: 10 % Africa: 5 %
Luxembourg: 2 % South America: 2 %
Europe (excluding domestic markets) : 24 % Middle East : 1 %
Breakdown
by business line
71 %
Retail Banking
11 %
Corporate & Investment Banking
14 %
Investment Solutions
4 %
Group functions & Other activities

Corporate Philanthropy

Corporate philanthropy brings together institutions and individuals around shared values and projects. It contributes to a harmonious development of the cultural, economic and social environment in which the Group operates.

  • 2,167 projects funded
  • 5 fields of action
  • €38.8 million commitment

History

Strong roots in the economic history of Europe

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