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January 6, 2009 -

Appointment of Johnson C K Tan as the new Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Capital (Singapore) Ltd and Regional Head of Corporate Finance for South East Asia

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BNP Paribas is pleased to announce the appointment of Johnson C K Tan as the new Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Capital (Singapore) Ltd and Regional Head of Corporate Finance for South East Asia. In this capacity he will contribute to the development of the Group’s Corporate Finance business in Asia and continue to build the top-ranking position the bank has achieved.

Over the last 20 years, Johnson has amassed wide experience in Investment Banking ranging from Derivatives to Mergers and Acquisitions. He has held senior positions in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore with major international financial institutions. He has also been instrumental in a number of significant Merger and Acquisition deals for large corporates, financial institutions and government bodies in ASEAN.

Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Johnson was the Managing Director of Corporate Finance South East Asia, Macquarie.

Johnson, who is based in Singapore, will be reporting to Christian De Charnace, Chief Executive Officer of Corporate Finance, Asia-Pacific.

Commenting on his appointment, Christian De Charnace said: “We are very glad to have brought Johnson on board who will be taking the lead in driving our Corporate Finance business in South East Asia. Johnson brings to the table spot-on experience and strong track record in closing significant deals. Market conditions in 2009 will no doubt remain challenging but with our strong client franchise; proven sectorial expertise; the support of our global platforms and with Johnson at the helm of strategic geographic teams in SE Asia, we will continue to enjoy a unique edge over our competitors in taking our corporate finance business forward, especially in the area of M&A activities.”

Jean-Pierre Bernard, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore and Regional Head for South East Asia added “We are delighted to have Johnson join our team. We have no doubt that, under his leadership, we will be able to continue expanding our Corporate Finance franchise in South East Asia.”

Chairman of BNP Paribas Capital (Singapore) Ltd, Theresa Foo said “Johnson is a very good addition to the Corporate Finance platform in South East Asia. He has a very good track record in building businesses and teams. He brings with him extensive client relationships.”

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas is a European leader in global banking and financial services and is one of the 3 strongest banks in the world according to Standard & Poor’s. The group is present in 85 countries, with more than 171,000 employees, including 131, 000 in Europe. The group holds key positions in three major segments: Corporate and Investment Banking, Asset Management & Services and Retail Banking. Present throughout Europe in all of its business lines, the bank’s two domestic markets in retail banking are France and Italy. BNP Paribas also has a significant presence in the United States and strong positions in Asia and the emerging markets.

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