2003 BNP Paribas Chairman, Michel Pébereau, visits Dubai and attends the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund.

2006 Fortis Bank (Now BNP Paribas Fortis) opens a branch in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC).

2008 Jacques d Estais, Head of Investment Solutions and member of the BNP Paribas Executive Committee, visits the UAE and meets with senior government officials and regulators.

2009 Jean Lemierre, Advisor to the Chairman, visits the UAE and meets with senior government officials.

2009 Alain Papiasse, BNP Paribas Head of Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB), visits the UAE and meets with senior government officials and clients.

2010 BNP Paribas regional mandate is extended to the Middle East and South Africa, for CIB.

2011 BNP Paribas regional mandate is extended to the Middle East and Africa, for CIB. BNP Paribas complements its Bahrain-based regional processing capabilities

with a second platform established in Knowledge Village in Dubai. BNP Paribas Services FZ-LLC is a key element of the business continuity plan of BNP Paribas in the region.

Jean Lemierre, Advisor to the Chairman, visits UAE and meets with clients.

2012 Baudouin Prot, BNP Paribas Chairman, visits UAE and meets with senior govern- ment officials and clients.

BNP Paribas Wealth Management (Suisse) opens a wholly-owned subsidiary in DIFC. BNP Paribas is awarded Bank of the Year by Thomson Reuters publication IFR. Jean Lemierre, Advisor to the Chairman, visits UAE and meets with clients.

2013 Alain Papiasse, BNP Paribas Head of Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB), visits UAE and meets with government officials and clients.

Jean Lemierre, Advisor to the Chairman, visits UAE and meets with clients.

Early days - Supporting economic development

The roots of BNP Paribas presence in the UAE can be traced back through the Bank s heritage in Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP), Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas (Paribas), Société Générale de Banque and Fortis Bank (today BNP Paribas Fortis).

Paribas was one of the first European banks on the ground, through its stake in the Ottoman Bank, which opened a branch in Abu Dhabi in 1962. The emirate was just starting to experience an economic uplift due to the successful exploration and production of oil. H.H. Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was well aware of the development issues facing the emirate and was enthusiastic about investing in infrastructure and modernising administration.

BAUDOUIN PROT, CHAIRMAN OF BNP PARIBAS GROUP,

VISITS ABU DHABI, 5 APRIL 2012

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