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April 26, 2011 -

BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Limited, Tokyo Branch to incorporate in Japan

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Tokyo, April 26, 2011 – BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Limited (BNPPSJL), Tokyo Branch announced today that it will conduct its business from May 1, 2011 as a Japanese corporation (kabushiki kaisha). Following the incorporation it will be named BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Limited.

BNPPSJL, Tokyo Branch will transfer all its business operations to BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Preparatory Company Limited on May 1 which will be renamed as BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Limited on the same day. All business activities formerly undertaken by BNPPSJL, Tokyo Branch will be continued by BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Limited.

Philippe Avril, General Manager of BNPPSJL, Tokyo Branch, who will be appointed CEO and Representative Director of BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Limited said, “This incorporation will reinforce our business structure in Japan. It reconfirms the BNP Paribas Group’s commitment to the Japanese market, and our commitment to provide clients with the highest quality services and solutions.”

New name of company: BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Limited
Kanto Financial Bureau Registration # 2521
Address: GranTokyo North Tower 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6740
Representative: CEO and Representative Director, Philippe Avril
Major Shareholder: BNP Paribas S.A. 100 %

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) is one of the strongest banks in the world*. The Group has a presence in more than 80 countries and more than 200,000 employees, including more than 160,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across the Europe-Mediterranean zone and boasts a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia.
* Rated AA by Standard & Poor’s i.e. 3rd rating on a scale of 22.

BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Limited, Tokyo Branch
Kanto Financial Bureau Registration #228
Member of Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA)
Member of the Financial Futures Association of Japan

For more information:
Corporate Communications
BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Limited, Tokyo Branch
TEL: 81-3-6377-2388