Annual report 2019

45. The shareholder’s structure of BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.

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

Shareholders Number of shares Percentage interest
in share capital
Number of votes
at the General
Shareholders’ Meeting
Percentage share in
the total number
of votes at the General
Shareholders’ Meeting
BNP Paribas, 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%


The Bank shareholders’ structure did not change in 2019.

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 J 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 report for three quarters of 2019, i.e. 7 November 2019.

Investor obligation of BNP Paribas concerning the liquidity of the Bank’s shares

As declared by BNP Paribas SA to the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (PFSA) in 14 September 2018  the number of the Bank’s shares that are in free float should have been increased to at least  25% plus one share by the end of 2023 at the latest.

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