CREDIT AGRICOLE SA : CREDIT AGRICOLE SA launches the sale of 5.2% of Bankinter's share capital

     CREDIT AGRICOLE SA : CREDIT AGRICOLE SA launches the sale of 5.2% of
                          Bankinter's share capital

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                                Press release

                                                        Paris, 24 January 2013

 Crédit Agricole S.A. launches the sale of 5.2% of Bankinter's share capital

Crédit Agricole S.A.,  which currently  holds 85,146,775  shares amounting  to 
approximately 15.1% of Bankinter's share capital, has launched the process  to 
sell a portion of this stake.

The sale offer relates to  29,300,000 shares, representing approximately  5.2% 
of Bankinter's share capital.

Following this offering, Crédit Agricole S.A. will hold approximately 9.9%  of 
Bankinter's share  capital.  In  the framework  of  this  transaction,  Crédit 
Agricole S.A. has agreed to a lock-up  of its residual holding with the  banks 
in charge of  the placement  for a  period of  180 calendar  days, subject  to 
certain exceptions.

This offering is a private placement to institutional investors, as part of an
accelerated bookbuilding process.

The placement is managed by Crédit  Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank  as 
sole global coordinator and joint bookrunner and by Citi as joint bookrunner.

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No communication and no information in respect of the sale of the  Bankinter's 
shares (the "Shares")  may be distributed  to the public  in any  jurisdiction 
where a registration or approval  is required. No steps  have been or will  be 
taken in any jurisdiction where such steps would be required. The offering  or 
sale of the Shares may be subject to specific legal or regulatory restrictions
in certain jurisdictions.

This announcement does not, and shall not, in any circumstances, constitute  a 
public offering nor an invitation to  the public in connection with any  offer 
in any jurisdiction, including France and Spain.


This document is furnishedsolely for  your information and in connection  with 
the sale of  the Shares.  This announcement  does not  and shall  not, in  any 
circumstances, constitute a public offering nor an invitation or  solicitation 
to the public in connection  with any offer to  subscribe for or purchase  the 
Shares. Neither this  document nor  anything contained herein  shall form  the 
basis for any contract or commitment whatsoever. The accelerated  bookbuilding 
offering is addressed in Spain exclusively to qualified investors as those are
defined in Section 39 of Spanish Royal Decree 1310/2005, of November 4,  which 
partially implements  Act  24/1988, of  July  28, on  securities  markets,  in 
relation to  admission  to listing  in  secondary official  markets,  sale  or 
initial public offerings and the prospectus required for such purposes.


This press release is only  being distributed to and  is only directed at  (i) 
persons who are outside  the United Kingdom  or (ii) investment  professionals 
falling within Article 19(5)  of the Financial Services  and Markets Act  2000 
(Financial Promotion)  Order  2005  (the  "Order") or  (iii)  high  net  worth 
companies, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated,  falling 
within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of  the Order (all such persons together  being 
referred to as "relevant persons"). The Shares are only available to, and any
invitation, offer or  agreement to  subscribe, purchase  or otherwise  acquire 
such Shares will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person who is
not a relevant person should  not act or rely on  this document or any of  its 


This  press   release  is   directed  solely   (i)  to   qualified   investors 
(investisseurs qualifiés)  acting  on their  own  behalf, as  this  notion  is 
defined in Articles  L.411-2, D.411-1 and  D.411-4, D.734-1, D.744-1,  D.754-1 
and D.764-1  of the  French Monetary  and Financial  Code (Code  monétaire  et 
financier) and in accordance with Article 212-30 of the General Regulations of
the French Autorité des  marchés financiers (Règlement  général de l'AMF),  or 
(ii)  to  financial  services  investment  providers  authorized  to   provide 
portfolio management investment services  on behalf of  third parties as  this 
service is defined  in Article D.321-1  of the French  Monetary and  Financial 
Code (Code monétaire et financier).


In relation to each Member State of the European Economic Area, except  France 
and the United Kingdom, which has implemented the Prospectus Directive  (each, 
a "Relevant Member State"),  this press release is  directed to the public  in 
that Relevant Member State at any time, which would benefit from an  exemption 
under the Prospectus Directive,  if it has been  implemented in that  Relevant 
Member State.  The expression  an "offer  of  the Shares  to the  public"  in 
relation to any Shares in any Relevant Member State means the communication in
any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the  offer 
and the Shares to be offered so as to enable an investor to decide to purchase
or subscribe the Shares, as the same may be varied in that Member State by any
measure implementing  the  Prospectus  Directive in  that  Member  State,  the 
expression "Prospectus Directive" means  Directive 2003/71/EC (and  amendments 
thereto, including the 2010 PD  Amending Directive, to the extent  implemented 
in the Relevant Member State), and includes any relevant implementing  measure 
in the Relevant Member State and  the expression "2010 PD Amending  Directive" 
means Directive 2010/73/EU.


This press release  may not be  published, distributed or  transmitted in  the 
United States (including  its territories  and possessions, any  state of  the 
United States  and  the District  of  Columbia).This press  release  does  not 
constitute or  form  a  part of  any  offer  or solicitation  to  purchase  or 
subscribe for securities in the United States. The securities mentioned herein
have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States  Securities 
Act of 1933, as  amended (the "Securities  Act"). They may  not be offered  or 
sold in the  United States, absent  registration or pursuant  to an  exemption 
from the registration requirements  of the Securities  Act. The offering  will 
not be registered under the Securities Act.


The distribution of this press release  in certain countries may constitute  a 
breach of applicable law. The information contained in this press release does
not constitute an offer of securities  for sale in the United States,  Canada, 
Japan or Australia.

This press  release may  not be  published, forwarded  or distributed  in  the 
United States, Canada, Australia or Japan.

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