clients foreign subsidiaries. Over a single year the company s staff headcount increased by 50%. Therefore, in 2011 BNP Paribas moved to its new premises, The Bank , gathering all its Herengracht activities into one building.

Serving a large variety of clients

BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking The Netherlands serves a variety of clients, including Dutch large and mid-cap corporates, financial institutions, the public sector and local subsidiaries of its clients abroad. Bringing a global perspective and pioneering spirit, BNP Paribas CIB s experts support their Dutch clients in their development and investment strategies and in the day-to-day management of their operations, by creating solutions in the financing, risk management and advisory fields.

Recognised expertise makes a difference

BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking The Netherlands places its client firmly at the heart of its operations. In line with the BNP Paribas Group philosophy, the Bank s main aim is to develop and maintain long-term relationships with its clients. Against the backdrop of an uneven economic climate, BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking The Netherlands has become a highly competive player on the Dutch Corporate & Investment Banking market. The recent investments by BNP Paribas CIB in the Netherlands resulted in its being named Best Investment Bank in the Netherlands by Euromoney in 2012. In making this award, Euromoney recognised that the Dutch team has won over new corporate clients in the large to mid-cap segment, more than doubling the size of its client roster in less than two years.

BNP Paribas is moreover renowned for its debt capital markets capabilities across Europe. BNP Paribas CIB The Netherlands took a leading role in a high-profile and highly successful bond issue by world-famous brewer Heineken. In addition, Euromoney honoured BNP Paribas for taking a broad approach to corporate advisory for clients grappling with the challenges of access to financing across the capital structure and praised BNP Paribas for the advice given to Dutch housing association Stadgenoot on its successful application for a standalone credit rating, the first ever assigned to a housing association in the Netherlands.

BNP Paribas unique European network of over 150 Business Centres in 23 countries and presence in nearly 80 countries worldwide offers clients the opportunity to expand their businesses internationally while being advised by their local specialists. BNP Paribas CIB The Netherlands offers its clients a full package of financial products from daily flow products to investment banking solutions with specialised local teams for Cash Management, Global Trade Solutions, Fixed Income & Derivatives and Corporate Finance.

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