NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 1, 2009) - BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking is pleased to announce the appointment of Marcelo Delmar as Head of Debt Capital Markets, (DCM) Latin America. He will be responsible for the origination of all international capital markets financing in the region. Marcelo is based in New York and reports locally to Jim Turner, Head of DCM, and globally to Carlos Calabresi, Head of Fixed Income, Latin America.

"With BNP Paribas continually growing in the Latin American region, Marcelo's arrival will be instrumental in its development," said Bob Hawley, Head of Fixed Income, Americas. "I am confident his expertise and relationships will play an integral part in furthering the Bank's ambitious plan to place BNP Paribas among the top DCM players in the region."

Marcelo spent the previous nine years at UBS as Head of Latin America Debt Capital Markets. Prior to UBS, he worked at Credit Suisse for over six years in Debt Capital Markets.

About BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking

BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment banking division ( has almost 17,000 employees, deployed in 53 countries around the world. BNP Paribas CIB excels in three fundamental sectors in particular:

Derivatives -- it is one of the leading global players in rates, credit, forex, commodity and equity derivatives.

Capital markets -- it is amongst the top ten Euro houses for both ECM and DCM (bond issues, securitization, convertibles and shares).

Structured finance -- it is amongst the world leaders for acquisition, export, project and commodity finance.

About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas ( is one of the 6 strongest banks in the world according to Standard & Poor's*. With a presence in 85 countries and more than 205,000 employees, 165,200 of which in Europe, BNP Paribas is a global-scale European leader in financial services. It holds key positions in its three activities: Retail banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. The Group benefits from its four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. BNP Paribas also has a significant presence in the United States and strong positions in Asia and the emerging markets.

* Within its peer group

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