BPCE, THE LEADING SAMURAI ISSUER
Groupe BPCE has been making regular issues on the Japanese market since 2012. At 22 June 2017, it stood as the largest Samurai bond issuer. As a pioneer, Groupe BPCE was the first French banking group to issue a Tier 2 bond on the Japanese market in 2015, the first non‑domestic issuer to invest Tier 2 debt on the Japanese retail market in 2016, and the first French bank to issue non-preferred senior Samurai debt, in January 2017. It also received an award from the financial services provider, Capital Eye, in the “Samurai Bond Market” category as the best issuer in 2015 and 2016.