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BNP Paribas Wins Five Categories in IFR Awards 2016

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London, UK – 19 December 2016- BNP Paribas today announced it has won five awards in the International Financing Review (IFR) Awards 2016. The bank was recognised for its achievements in being a gateway to Europe and for putting sustainability at the core of its strategy.
Globally BNP Paribas was named Equity Derivatives House of the Year and regionally, the bank won the following awards:

• Equity Derivatives House
• Euro Bond House
• EMEA Loan House
• Europe Investment Grade Corporate Bond House
• EMEA Structured Equity House

In the write up for the Equity Derivatives House of the Year Award, IFR said: “For equity derivatives businesses with a structured products bias, 2016 was a year of reassessment as demand for new paper dried up and the emphasis shifted to diversification. For beefing up its institutional flow operations, building US market share and putting sustainability at the core of its strategy, BNP Paribas is IFR’s Equity Derivatives House of the Year.”

Writing about the Euro Bond House award, IFR said: “Hitting market themes, leading innovation and gaining market share may be aspirations held dear by many underwriting banks but they are frustratingly difficult to achieve. One bank managed just this in the euro market in 2016, however. BNP Paribas is IFR’s Euro Bond House of the Year.”

Regarding the EMEA Loan House award, IFR stated: “Syndicated lending tumbled in 2016 as refinancing activity slumped in a volatile year full of political surprises. For providing much-needed stability, consistency and reliability in turbulent times, BNP Paribas is IFR’s EMEA Loan House of the Year.”

On winning the Structured Equity House award, IFR said: “In an unpredictable year and a market defined by feast and famine, some stood on the sidelines waiting for others to take the plunge. Thin issuance and small fees meant a healthy equity-linked business required consistent activity despite the choppy waters. BNP Paribas was there more often than any other, making it IFR’s EMEA Structured Equity House of the Year.”

For the Europe Investment-Grade Corporate Bond House award, IFR said: “For executing the corporate market’s first-ever negative-yielding bond, the largest-ever euro bond and for providing unrivalled consistency of market access during a year of shocks and volatility, BNP Paribas is IFR’s Europe Investment-Grade Corporate Bond House of the Year.”

BNP Paribas also acted on the following deals which were named deals of the year:
• Anheuser Busch USD bond
• Kingdom Saudi Arabia bond
• Nykredit eurobond
• Prudential bond
• National Grid GBP bond
• MacDonald’s CHF bond
• France (AFT) bond
• TKSB SRI bond
• Sanofi bond
• Teva loan deal
• UOB covered bond

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About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 75 countries, with more than 189,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. 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 in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

About BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking
Fully integrated in the BNP Paribas Group, BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) ( is a leading provider of solutions to two client franchises: corporates and institutionals, and operates across EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa), APAC (Asia Pacific) and the Americas. The bank is a global leader in Debt Capital Markets and Derivatives. It is a top European house in Equity Capital Markets and it has leading franchises in Specialized Financing. In Securities Services, it is a top five House worldwide. BNP Paribas CIB strives to service the global economy by providing solutions to its clients in financing (ECM, DCM, specialized financing), flow banking (trade finance and cash management), financial advisory (M&A, project finance), global markets (interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, equity derivatives), risk management, and securities services