Annual report 2019

Shares and shareholders

As at 31 December 2019, the structure of the shareholders of BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A., specifying those holding at least 5% of the total number of votes at the General Shareholders’ Meeting (GSM), was as follows:

Shareholder structure as at 31.12.2019
Shareholder number
of shares
% interest in
share capital
number of votes
at the GSM
% share in the
total number of
votes at the GSM
BNP Paribas, in total: 130,850,464 88.76% 130,850,464 88.76%
BNP Paribas directly 95,360,238 64.69% 95,360,238 64.69%
BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV directly 35,490,226 24.07% 35,490,226 24.07%
Other shareholders 16,568,454 11.24% 16,568,454 11.24%
Total 147,418,918 100.00% 147,418,918 100.00%


  • In 2019 there were no changes in the shareholder structure.
  • As at 31 December 2019, the Bank’s share capital amounted to PLN 147,419 thousand.
  • The share capital is divided into 147,418,918 shares with the par value of PLN 1.00, including: 15,088,100 A series shares, 7,807,300 B series shares, 247,329 C series shares, 3,220,932 D series shares, 10,640,643 E series shares, 6,132,460 F series shares, 8,000,000 G series shares, 5,002,000 H series shares, 28,099,554 I series shares, 2,500,000 series shares, 10,800,000 K series shares and 49,880,600 series L shares.
  • The Bank’s shares are ordinary bearer and registered shares (as at 31 December 2018, there were 67,005,515 registered shares, including 4 shares from B series).
  • No special control rights are attached to the ordinary bearer shares.
  • Four B series registered shares in the Bank are preference shares with respect to payment of the full par value per share in the event of the Bank’s liquidation, once the creditors’ claims have been satisfied, with priority over payments per ordinary shares, which, after the rights attached to the preference shares have been exercised, may be insufficient to cover the total par value of those shares.

The Bank’s Statute does not impose any limitations as to exercising the voting rights or set forth any provisions whereby the equity rights attached to securities would be separated from the holding itself. One right to vote at the General Shareholders’ Meeting of the Bank is attached to each share. The Bank’s Statute does not impose any limitations as to transferring the title to the securities issued by the Bank.

As at 31 December 2019, none of the members of the Management Board or Supervisory Board of the Bank declared holding any shares of BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A., and there were no change in this respect from the date of presenting the Consolidated interim report for three quarters of 2019, i.e. 7 November 2019.

BNP Paribas Group

Key shareholder of the Bank is leading international banking group BNP Paribas, which operates in two key areas:

  • Retail Banking & Services, which includes Domestic Markets and International Financial Services; and
  • Corporate & Institutional Banking.


The BNP Paribas Group supports its clients (retail customers, local authorities, entrepreneurs, SME, corporate customers and institutions) in the implementation of various projects, offering a broad range of financial, investment and savings products along with insurance.

BNP Paribas Group operates on four European domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy, and Luxembourg) and is a leader as regards consumer loans (BNP Paribas Personal Finance). The BNP Paribas Group develops its model of integrated retail banking in Mediterranean countries, Turkey, Eastern Europe and through a well-developed branch network in western United States. In Corporate and Institutional Banking and International Financial Services, BNP Paribas is also among European leaders, holds a strong position in the Americas and has seen a fast growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

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