MONTREAL, May 23, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - On the occasion of the Roland
Garros tournament and to celebrate the new tennis season, fans are well
served: wearetennis.com is now online. The platform, launched by BNP
Paribas, allows users to follow live coverage from tournaments all over
the world throughout the whole year.
Social media fans will also be able to follow their conversations on
Twitter with top players such as Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Murray and
Roddick. Furthermore, the most recent news and results will be
instantly published online, and tennis fans will be able to read
exclusive blogs by two sports journalists, Eli Weinstein and Craig Gabriel.
"BNP Paribas has been supporting tennis for nearly 40 years, and our
enthusiasm has never waned", explains Sauveur Menella, Head of
Communications at BNP Paribas Canada. "We have always invested in the
development of tennis, for both young amateurs and top-ranking
professionals. Today, with the launch of wearetennis.com, we are adding
an innovative, interactive touch to these activities. BNP Paribas
positions itself as a creative partner, and will continue to
passionately support tennis in the years to come."
BNP Paribas and tennis
The BNP Paribas group's sponsorship policy is centred on tennis. Every
year for 40 years, the group has invested in promoting the practice of
this sport at all levels and in a variety of countries around the
world. BNP Paribas is also present at major events such as Roland
Garros (since 1973), the 5 ATP Masters 1000 (BNP Paribas Open in Indian
Wells, BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, Internazionali BNL d'Italia in
Rome, Shanghai Rolex Masters, Monte Carlo Rolex Masters) and numerous
other ATP and WTA tournaments. BNP Paribas is also the official partner
of the International Wheelchair Tennis Tour.
About BNP Paribas (Canada)
Since 1961, BNP Paribas (Canada) has been offering Canadian businesses
and institutions a full range of specialized financial services and
investment products. The bank is recognized for its expertise in
commodity markets and financial institutions. BNP Paribas (Canada)
leverages its vast international network in support of Canadian
BNP Paribas (Canada) is headquartered in Montreal and has offices in
Toronto and Calgary.
About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) is one of the strongest banks in the world*. The Group has a presence
in more than 80 countries and more than 200,000 employees, including
more than 160,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core
activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate &
Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets
(Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal
Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out
its integrated retail banking model across the Europe-Mediterranean
zone and boasts a large network in the western part of the United
States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions
activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong
presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia.
*Rated AA by Standard & Poor's i.e. 3rd rating level on a scale of 22.
SOURCE BNP Paribas (Canada)
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