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May 23, 2011 -

BNP Paribas Investment Partners in Hong Kong Appoints New CEO

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BNP Paribas Investment Partners (BNPP IP) has appointed Jean Audibert as Chief Executive Officer for Hong Kong, taking over from Vincent Trouillard-Perrot who has relocated to Sweden, following his appointment as CEO of Alfred Berg, BNPP IP’s Nordic Partner.

Currently Deputy CEO for Asia Pacific, in his new role, Jean will assume additional duties as Hong Kong Country Head, while continuing his regional duties.

Jean brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He started his investment career in the late 70’s with many overseas positions, among which several were across Asia. Prior to becoming Deputy CEO, he held the role of President New Markets Asia, Hong Kong, overseeing business development for BNP PIP joint venture operations in Korea, China and India.

From 2005 to 2008, Jean was Chairman of the Board and Representative Director of Shinhan BNP Paribas Investment Trust Management Company, a joint venture between Shinhan financial group and BNPP IP, based in Seoul. Under his stewardship, the joint venture flourished to become one of the leading asset managers in Korea.

Stewart Edgar, CEO Asia Pacific, BNP PIP, said, “I am delighted that Jean has added Hong Kong to his existing responsibilities within the region. Further, I wish to thank Vincent for his contribution to BNPP IP in Asia and wish him well in his new role for us in the Nordic region as CEO of Alfred Berg.”

BNP Paribas Investment Partners
BNP Paribas Investment Partners (www.bnpparibas-ip.com) is the dedicated autonomous asset management business of the BNP Paribas Group. BNP Paribas Investment Partners offers the full range of investment management services to both institutional and retail clients around the world. Central to the way we work is the concept of partnership – both in terms of how we behave as a family of companies and our relationships with our clients. Over 800 investment professionals work across our network of some 60 investment centres, each specialising in a particular asset class or type of product. With total assets under management of EUR 551 billion as of 31 March 2011, BNP Paribas Investment Partners is the fifth-largest asset manager in Europe and the thirteenth-largest in the world*.
* Source: BNPP IP per 31st March 2011

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) is one of the strongest banks in the world*. The Group has a presence in more than 80 countries and more than 200,000 employees, including more than 160,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. 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 across the Europe-Mediterranean zone and boasts a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia.

*Rated AA by Standard & Poor’s i.e. 3rd rating level on a scale of 22.

For further information, please visit www.bnpparibas-ip.com

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BNP Paribas Investment Partners
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Angela Kwok
+852 2533 1304
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BNP Paribas Group
Christine Chan
+852 2909 8847
christine.chan@asia.bnpparibas.com