Content

6 Foreword

10 Introduction

12 100 years of presence in Poland

14 Chronology

18 The history of a global financial group

36 Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas and Société Générale de Belgique in Poland in the Inter-War Years

92 The History of BGZ

94 Panstwowy Bank Rolny (1919-1949)

116 Bank Rolny (1950-1975)

136 BGZ (1975-2000)

156 BGZ: time of intensive changes - Interview: Jacek Bartkiewicz

168 The acquisition of BGZ

178 The Origins and Formation of BNP Paribas Bank Polska

204 BNP Paribas in Poland: Business Lines and Subsidiaries

250 Source & Bibliography

251 Acknowledgements