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BancWest represents a group of U.S. entities consisting of Bank of the West and First Hawaiian Bank, and their subsidiaries and holding companies, all of which are owned by BNP Paribas. Effective July 1, 2016, BancWest Corporation will become the holding company for Bank of the West, under BancWest Holding Inc., and First Hawaiian Bank, under First Hawaiian, Inc. BancWest Corporation will be a subsidiary of BNP Paribas USA, Inc. the U.S. Intermediate Holding Company for BNP Paribas.

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 75 countries, with more than 189,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. 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 in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.


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