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Greenberg Traurig Represents BNP Paribas in its Public Offering of Shares Listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange

WARSAW (May 16, 2014) – The international law firm Greenberg Traurig advised BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A. and its French main shareholder, BNP Paribas SA, in the public offering of shares of BNP Paribas Poland listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The value of the offer was PLN 231.2 million. (Approximately US$75 million)

Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Dom Maklerski Banku Handlowego S.A. acted as global coordinators and BNP Paribas France acted as a joint book runner. In the transaction, 5,026,539 shares were offered and sold for a total value of PLN 231.2 million to retail and institutional investors in and outside of Poland, including outside of the United States pursuant to Regulation S.

The Greenberg Traurig team was led by Warsaw Partner Ireneusz Matusielański, with Partner Federico Salinas advising on U.S. law matters and issues relating to international market practice. The team also comprised Senior Associate Mateusz Chmielewski and Associates Adam Puchalski, Dorota Jenerowicz, Marek Kłeczek and Piotr Płatnerz. James Mountain, Partner in Greenberg Traurig’s London office, advised on English law matters.

Greenberg Traurig provided comprehensive legal counselling services to BNP Paribas Bank Polska and BNP Paribas France in connection with the preparation and implementation of the issue of BNP Paribas Bank Polska shares by the way of a public offer, participated in devising the structure of the deal and preparing the relevant documentation, including the prospectus.

“The structure of this transaction was quite interesting as it was preceded in 2013 by a share capital decrease effected through a reduction of the nominal value of the shares,” said Matusielański. Salinas added: “This transaction highlights our ability to deliver full service on the ground in Warsaw. This enables us to give our clients time and cost efficiencies.”

The global coordinators were represented by Allen & Overy.