NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 31, 2010) -  BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking is pleased to announce the addition of Lincoln Shepherd and Jin Park to the Foreign Exchange (FX) Sales team. Lincoln and Jin are both based in New York and report to George Nunn, head of FX and Local Market Sales, NY. 

Lincoln spent the past ten years with Barclays in Boston and NY covering Real Money accounts for their FX products and was instrumental in helping grow their business. He has an MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, and also three years of experience with American Express Financial Advisors. He will focus on growing BNP Paribas' FX franchise in the Americas.

Jin spent the last five years covering hedge funds and real money accounts for Barclays. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and prior to Barclays worked for Bank of America as a credit analyst. Jin will also focus on bolstering BNP Paribas' FX platform.

"BNP Paribas is a top ranked bank globally in foreign exchange, and we definitely want to move up to the top five names, which requires us to engage on all fronts and be involved in every aspect of foreign exchange, including exotic currencies, hybrids and prime brokerage activity," commented Nunn. "It's an exciting time for BNP Paribas in the Americas as we continue to grow and build upon our successes. Lincoln and Jin will both be very instrumental in this continued push."

BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking

BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking employs over 20,000 people in over 50 countries and services 13,000 corporate and institutional clients worldwide.

BNP Paribas CIB excels in:

Derivatives -- where it is one of the leading global players in rates, credit, forex, commodity and equity derivatives
Capital markets -- where it is one of the top European houses in both ECM and DCM (bond, securitization, convertibles and equity issuance)
Structured finance -- where it is amongst the leaders in acquisition, export, project, energy and commodity finance globally

About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas ( is one of the six strongest banks in the world* and the largest bank in the eurozone by deposits. With a presence in more than 80 countries and about 200,000 employees, including 160,000 in Europe, BNP Paribas is a leading European provider of financial services on a worldwide scale. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Retail Banking, the Group has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated model across the Europe-Mediterranean zone and boasts a large network in the United States. BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending in Europe. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia.

*Rated AA by Standard & Poor's i.e. 3rd rating on a scale of 22.

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