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• shareholders’ information

Share capital

As at 31 December 2005, BNP Paribas’ share

capital stood at EUR 1,676,495,744 divided into

838,247,872 shares. Details of the historical

share performance are provided in the “Changes

in share capital” section.

In 2006, four series of transactions led to changes

in the number of shares outstanding:

• 3,489,419 shares were issued upon exercise of

stock options;

• 4,670,388 shares were subscribed through a

share issue reserved for employees;

• 84,058,853 shares were issued in relation to

the share capital increase with preferential

subscription rights for the purpose of partially

financing the acquisition of BNL;

• 945 new shares were issued following the

merger of Société Centrale d’Investissements

into BNP Paribas.

As at 31 December 2006, BNP Paribas’ share

capital stood at EUR 1,860,934,954 divided into

930,467,477 shares with a par value of EUR 2 (1) .

(1) Since the close of the financial year, a total of 2,411,013 shares have been issued upon exercise of stock options. As at 22 January 2007, BNP Paribas’ share

capital stood at EUR 1,865,756,980 divided into 932,878,490 shares with a par value of EUR 2.

The shares are all fully paid-up and are held in

registered or bearer form at the choice of their

holders, subject to compliance with the relevant

legal provisions. None of the Bank’s shares

entitle their holders to an increased dividend

or double voting rights or limit the exercise

of voting rights.

40 BNP PARIBAS AND ITS STAKEHOLDERS

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