Expressing great confidence in the future of this division, Head of Corporate Banking Sté- phane Rodes underlined: With our team of 330 staff, we have a strong local presence, a profound knowledge of the local market, and a wide product offering combined with unwavering commitment and determination to work hand-in-hand with clients. These are the real key factors for success in our business.

Corporate and Institutional Banking

Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) business represents the main BNP Paribas ingredient in the multi-component culture of BGZ BNP Paribas Bank, combining the his- tory and experience of five different banks. Historically hosted by the BNP Paribas SA Branch in Poland, CIB is today part of BGZ BNP Paribas Bank, complementing its universal offering with more sophisticated products, specialised finance and advisory intended for the largest Polish companies.

Irrespective of the sector in which they operate, care of corporate clients is absolutely central to the business model of the CIB platform, which provides them with tailor-made, best-in-class advisory and financing solutions. Corporate clients come from a wide range of sectors, from mining and utility companies to pharmaceutical and FMCG leaders, and CIB is proud to be laying the building blocks for strategic industries and helping to develop the Polish economy.

BGZ BNP Paribas CIB provides a comprehensive offer range, encompassing advisory in all areas of corporate finance, including credit ratings, liquidity, capital structure, strategic acquisitions and exits, raising, valuing and distributing equity capital, as well as financing for strategic projects, asset management, plain vanilla and structured debt financing and risk management.

Today the local CIB platform is composed of dedicated senior bankers assisted by ana- lysts, associates and support teams who work closely on a daily basis with professionals and product partners from right across the global BNP Paribas network to identify the right solutions for managing and helping to grow clients businesses. Due to a perfect combination of global expertise and local know-how, coupled with an integrated, client- centric approach, BGZ BNP Paribas is one of the leading investment banks on the Polish market and strongly aspires to be the Business Partner of choice for dynamically devel- oping Polish companies.

During over 25 years in Poland, CIB has provided key support to the leading firms in the Polish economy by arranging, structuring and executing a number of landmark trans- actions, including the largest Polish cross-border acquisition made by a copper mining company; the first Reserve Based Lending transaction on the Polish market; the biggest project finance transaction carried out by a Polish corporate; the first Eurobond issuance by the City of Warsaw; the first international PLN-denominated corporate bond issue; and

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