Crédit Agricole S.A is a French diversified banking group that was formed in 2001.Crédit Agricole S.A. - fully-owns all national subsidiaries and holds 25% of the Regional Bank's capital. Crédit Agricole S.A is a universal bank, present across the spectrum of banking and insurance activities. French Retail Banking The French retail banking segment sells bank and insurance products and services to individual customers, farmers and professionals, businesses and local authorities in France. These activities imply close collaboration between Crédit Agricole S.A. and its subsidiaries together with the Regional Banks in which Crédit Agricole S.A. holds 25%* equity interest. Subsidiaries include Sofinco, Finaref, Transfact, Ucabail and Cedicam. Crédit Agricole S.A defines and co-ordinates business strategy across the Group in conjunction with the Regional Banks. It also designs bank savings products and medium to long-term loans marketed by the Regional Banks. Crédit Agricole S.A.'s subsidiaries, meanwhile, provide additional banking products and services, including consumer credit, insurance, payment instruments, factoring, and leasing. These products are distributed through Crédit Agricole's Regional Banks. With more than 7,200 branches, the latter form France's high street banking network and are responsible for day-to-day relationships with their customers. Asset Management, Insurance and Private Banking This segment comprises Crédit Agricole S.A's asset management, insurance and private banking businesses, and it operates through its subsidiaries Crédit Agricole Asset Management, BFT and CPR AM (asset management), Predica (life insurance and disability insurance) and Pacifica (P&C insurance), together with Crédit Agricole Indosuez subsidiaries specializing in private banking. All these businesses sell to individual customers in France through the Regional Banks' retail outlets. Crédit Agricole Asset Management and the private banking subsidiaries operate both through their respective sales networks and through Crédit Agricole S.A's European network of alliances and partnerships to expand their international reach. Corporate and Investment Banking The Corporate and investment banking segment embraces all of Crédit Agricole's activities serving large corporates and institutional investors in France and worldwide, i.e. financing, advisory services, capital markets (foreign exchange, fixed-income, equities, futures, etc), mergers and acquisitions, private equity and financial services. Through its subsidiaries Crédit Agricole Indosuez (capital markets, investment banking and corporate finance) and the UI Group (private equity), Crédit Agricole S.A. provides a comprehensive array of financial products and services geared to the needs of its major clients in France and Europe, and to those of the Regional Banks' large corporate customers. International Retail Banking This segment comprises Crédit Agricole S.A.'s banking subsidiaries and affiliates operating outside France, in retail banking mainly. It also includes revenues from activities resulting from local partnerships and joint international subsidiaries in other areas of banking. It chiefly comprises the businesses of the international consumer credit and leasing subsidiaries, together with revenues generated by Crédit Agricole S.A.'s strategic banking affiliates in Europe, i.e. Banca Intesa, Banco Espírito Santo and Commercial Bank of Greece. Proprietary Asset Management and Other Activities This segment mainly comprises Crédit Agricole S.A.'s role as lead institution within the Group, together with assets and liabilities management, and management of its proprietary equity and interest-rate portfolios. Significant Events The company has entered into a partnership agreement with Resona Holdings, Inc. to expand the business alliance between the two groups. Under the terms of the agreement, Resona Holdings and Credit Agricole would collaborate in the areas of life insurance and corporate and investment banking, in addition to the existing collaborations in asset management and investment trust products. Significant Events Credit Agricole SA has a preliminary agreement with Societe Generale Group to create a new global asset management firm. Both the companies are based in France. Under the terms of the agreement, Credit Agricole would combine its asset management arm Credit Agricole Asset Management (CAAM) group with Societe Generale's Societe Generale Asset Management businesses (SGAM), as well as 20% stake of The TCW Group, Inc., its asset management subsidiary in the United States.
credit agricole sa (ACA:Euronext Paris)
12, place des Etats-Unis
Phone: 33 1 43 23 52 02
Fax: 33 1 57 72 26 41www.credit-agricole.com
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