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BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance: ‘2013 BNP Paribas Amateur Open’ registration begins

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BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance today announces that it will organize the ‘2013 BNP Paribas Amateur Open’ for tennis amateurs in Korea in September, celebrating the 40th anniversary of BNP Paribas Cardif this year and extending its contribution to the society by supporting various sports, cultural and art programmes.

BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance is the Korean subsidiary of BNP Paribas Cardif, which is the insurance arm of BNP Paribas. As a leading global financial group, BNP Paribas has a long history in supporting tennis competitions, including being the official sponsor of the major global tournament French Open for 40 years since 1973.

Jean-Christophe Darbes, CEO of BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance, said, “Following BNP Paribas’ strong commitment to promoting tennis and the spirit of sportsmanship in different places in the world, we are pleased to co-operate with the Korea Amateur Tennis Organisation (KATO) to organise this tennis competition in Korea. We are dedicated to extending our contribution in various areas such as sport, culture and arts.”

Organized by BNP Paribas Cardif Life and supervised by the KATO, the ‘2013 BNP Paribas Amateur Open’ will be held at different tennis courts in Mokdong, Bucheon and Guri on 13 and 14 September. During the two-day event, 450 teams will compete in the qualifying rounds and four teams will advance to the finals to contend for the championship. The winning team will receive a trophy and a gift certificate of KRW 1.5 million, and the runner-up and third players will each receive a trophy and gift certificates of KRW 800,000 and KRW 400,000 respectively. All quarterfinalists will receive a special gift.

The competition is now open for registration until 11 September for tennis amateurs. Apart from the matches, Seung Gheun Lee, the former national tennis player, will also offer free tennis lesson for children aged 7 to 12 on 14 September. For more information and registration, visit BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance’s website ( or the dedicated Facebook page (

About BNP Paribas Cardif
BNP Paribas Cardif ( integrates the life and property & casualty insurance subsidiaries of BNP Paribas. It develops savings and protection products and services which are distributed via a wide range of channels. Present in 36 countries with a diversified geographic footprint, BNP Paribas Cardif has strong positions in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

In 2012, it had gross written premiums of 24.3 billion euros, with 56% of gross written premiums generated outside France. BNP Paribas Cardif counts nearly 10,000 employees*, of whom 68% work outside France.
* Headcount for legal entities controlled by BNP Paribas Cardif: 8,000 employees

With a strong commitment to exemplary Corporate Social Responsibility, BNP Paribas Cardif develops responsible products and services, supports diversity within the company, deploys an internal environmental policy and supports economic and financial education.
BNP Paribas Cardif is marking 40 years of operations in 2013.

About BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance
BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance ( is the Korean subsidiary of BNP Paribas Cardif. It was established as a joint venture between BNP Paribas Cardif and Shinhan Bank in October 2002.

Based on its bancassurance-specialized products and a unique partnership model, BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance offers its insurance products through about 2,795 branches of its 14 partners. It surpassed the break-even point 3 years after the establishment, and the amount of total assets stands at KRW 3.28 trillion as of December 2012.

BNP Paribas and tennis
In 2013 BNP Paribas is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its partnership with the French Open championships at Roland Garros. This long-term commitment has, over the years, been extended to all types and levels of tennis all over the world, including both individual and team competitions, wheelchair tennis, local family clubs, and from coaching for beginners to the major pro tournaments. Based on this long experience, BNP Paribas has also launched the website, a meeting-point where tennis fans from all over the world can follow the latest news from the ATP, WTA and ITF circuits. BNP Paribas is today the world number one partner of tennis.

Professionnel Tennis: Main sponsor of Roland Garros, Title sponsor of the TEB-BNP Paribas WTA Championships, sponsor of 4 ATP Masters 1000 (BNP Paribas Masters – Paris , Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, Internazionali BNL d’Italia – Rome & BNP Paribas Open – Indian Wells ), Title sponsor of the Davis Cup and the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, Partner of the Brussels Open with BNP Paribas Fortis, of the Bank of the West Classic – California, of the Grand Prix Hassan II – Casablanca, of the Grand Prix SARS Leila Meriem – Fès, of the ’Open 13 – Marseille, of the Moselle Open, of the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open, of the AEGON Championships – London, of the Open de Nice, of the Open Sud de France…

Exhibitions: BNP Paribas Showdown – NYC et HK, BNP Paribas tennis classic – Hurlingham, BNP Paribas Zurich Open
Wheelchair Tennis: BNP Paribas Open, BNP Paribas World Team Cup….
Academic & Rising Star Tennis: Junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, Master’U BNP Paribas, BNP Paribas Cup, BNP Paribas National Tennis Academy of Dublin, BNP Paribas Junior Tennis Masters-Athens….
Amateur Tennis: Sponsor of the BNP Paribas family trophy and more than 550 tournaments accross the world. Working through partnerships with more than 20 national tennis federations. Engaged with tens charities like “fête le mur” as well as mainspring of many social projects attached to tennis.

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