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14/03/2013 | Paris

PSA Peugeot Citroën* today announces the success of the placement of its entire stake of 4,004,695  BNP Paribas shares (representing 0.32% of BNP Paribas's share capital), carried out through an accelerated bookbuilt private placement for a total amount of approximately €177 million.

The price of the accelerated bookbuilding, for which Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking acted as sole Lead Manager and Bookrunner, was 44.24 euros per BNP Paribas share.

Pursuant to this transaction, PSA Peugeot Citroën will no longer hold any BNP Paribas share. This transaction comes within the framework of its active balance sheet management by PSA Peugeot Citroën.


*Through its subsidiary Grande Armée Participations



This press release (the "Release") is for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or an offer to the public of any ordinary shares of BNP Paribas (the "Securities") in some country or other, including in France.

The Release does not constitute a prospectus within the meaning of Directive 2003/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003, as amended by Directive 2010/73/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 (the "Prospectus Directive").

In France, the offer is made through a private placement in accordance with article L. 411-2 II of the French Code monétaire et financier with the provisions of the applicable regulations. The offer will not constitute an offer to the public of securities in accordance with article L.411-1 of the Code monétaire et financier.

In relation to each member state of the European Economic Area other than France (collectively, the "Member States") which has implemented the Prospectus Directive, no offer to the public of any Securities has been made and will be made, which would require the publication of a prospectus within any Member States. Consequently, the Securities shall be and will be offered or sold within the Member States only in the exemptions referred to in the Prospectus Directive.

The Securities have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 as amended. They may not be offered or sold within the United States, except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements. Grande Armée Participations does not intend to make any offer to the public of the Securities in the United States.

Any investment decision to buy Securities must be made solely on the basis of publicly available information regarding BNP Paribas. Such information is not the responsibility of Société Générale and has not been independently verified by Société Générale.

Release, publication or distribution of Release is forbidden in any country where it would violate applicable laws or regulations. The Release must not be released, published or distributed in the United States, Canada, Japan or Australia.

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