Was it not tragic, that neither he nor Sarphati had the satisfaction to see how the new joint stock bank developed and what course it was to take? Like the merger by the integration of the Dutch bank into Banque de Paris to form Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas. Nearly a century later Paribas46 would become one of the two pillars of one of the world s leading international banks, today BNP Paribas.

Bernard van Marken Dr. Piet A. Geljon

46. Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas changed its name officialy to Paribas in 1982.