BNP Paribas Canada assists Alberta residents affected by recent flooding

BNP Paribas Canada assists Alberta residents affected by recent flooding 
Bank contributes to Canadian Red Cross Emergency Fund 
CALGARY, July 3, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - BNP Paribas (Canada) announced today that 
it will contribute $40,000 this week to the emergency fund operated by the 
Canadian Red Cross to assist residents of Calgary and surrounding communities 
stricken by the flooding that has devastated large areas of Southern Alberta 
in the past few weeks. 
"Thousands of residents have suffered significantly and lost their most 
treasured possessions as a result of this natural disaster. I'm thinking for 
example of their homes or the memories they've accumulated over a lifetime," 
said Anne Marie Verstraeten, President and CEO of BNP Paribas (Canada). "We 
simply can't remain indifferent to this terrible situation. This donation and 
our other initiatives underscore our solidarity with the province's residents 
and hopefully, will assist them in their recovery effort." 
A tradition where humanity and community come first 
This BNP Paribas (Canada) initiative is in keeping with the Bank's long 
tradition of community support and humanitarian assistance. The Bank recently 
established the "Rescue and Recover" endowment fund, a program open to 
donations from BNP Paribas employees worldwide. This program is an expression 
of solidarity with the victims of humanitarian emergencies - including rapid 
response to disasters or long-term support for NGOs working to combat the 
"forgotten" crises around the world. A key feature of the program is that BNP 
Paribas matches every employee's donation with an equal sum. The funds are 
then remitted to the three non-profit organizations partnering with the fund: 
CARE, the French Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders 
About BNP Paribas (Canada) 
BNP Paribas (Canada) (, one of the country's largest 
international banks, has been providing specialized financial services and 
investment banking expertise to Canadian corporate and institutional clients 
since 1961. Headquartered in Montreal and with offices in Calgary and Toronto, 
BNP Paribas' (Canada) offering combines a clear understanding of the Canadian 
landscape with global-scale expertise. 
About BNP Paribas 
BNP Paribas ( has a presence in 80 countries with nearly 
190,000 employees, including more than 145,000 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 Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and 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-Pacific. 
Sauveur Menella, BNP Paribas (Canada), Communications Officer Telephone: 514 285-6202 Mobile: 
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