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July 4, 2017 -

BNP Paribas Announces Creation of Company Engagement department and Appointment of Nathalie Hartmann as Head of Compliance

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Appointment of Nathalie Hartmann as Head of Group Compliance

Nathalie Hartmann has been appointed Head of Compliance and member of the Executive Committee as of 1st October 2017. She will replace Eric Martin who is retiring after 42 years with the Group.

Nathalie Hartmann joined the Group in 1985 and has held various positions in Human Resources, the French retail network and Corporate & Institutional Banking. Over the last 3 years, she has made a significant contribution to the Compliance function and KYC (Know Your Customer) requirements.

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Over the last years, Eric Martin has deeply transformed the Compliance function, which is essential to BNP Paribas, and has enabled it to meet the highest standards of quality, doubling resources and bringing on board many talented people. I thank him warmly and express my gratitude for his exemplary commitment and his contribution to the success of BNP Paribas, which he will continue to serve as a director of several subsidiaries. I have great confidence in the ability of Nathalie Hartmann, who has already demonstrated a strong understanding of what is at stake, in continuing to develop the Compliance function within our 2020 plan”.

Creation of the Company Engagement department

BNP Paribas has decided to reach for a new milestone in terms of social and environmental engagement at all levels of its operations.

In line with its 2020 strategy, BNP Paribas creates a Company Engagement department that will be directly represented on the Group’s Executive Committee, as of 1st September 2017.

As a leading company, present in 74 countries and playing a central role in financing the economy, the commitments the bank makes have a decisive impact on future generations.

This new department will work with all BNP Paribas business lines, in order to define and implement the company’s engagement strategy relating to key fields for the future of our society: economic development, the environment and energy transition; social inclusion and regional development; diversity and respect of human rights. It will deploy the necessary resources to ensure that all employees play an active role in this engagement strategy.

This new Company Engagement department will be headed by Antoine Sire, who rejoins BNP Paribas as a member of the Executive Committee, and by Bertrand Cizeau, Head of Group Communications who will be Deputy Director of this Company Engagement department in addition to his current role.

Laurence Pessez who has been the Group’s Head of CSR since 2010, will also join this new department. She brings a wealth of expertise and know-how which will enable the development and implementation of the Group’s engagement plan. Laurence will join the G100, the group of the leading 100 managers of the BNP Paribas Group.

An operational manager responsible for managing policies relating to the energy transition will be appointed in due course, reporting to Laurence Pessez.

Within Human Resources, Barbara Levéel, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, will also contribute to this engagement strategy with her team.

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Over the past years, BNP Paribas has become one of the top-ranked banks by extra-financial rating agencies. Today’s social and environmental challenges require that our group contribute even more actively to sustainable growth. We have therefore made a decision to put in place a structure to support this ambition at all levels of the Group. In his functions at BNP Paribas from 1997 to 2013, Antoine Sire worked to strengthen the Group’s social commitments. With Bertrand Cizeau, Laurence Pessez, Barbara Levéel and their teams, he will have the ability to bring together all BNP Paribas’ forces, to implement an ambitious company engagement strategy and support the development of all business lines”.

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