BNP Paribas is an international banking group with a presence in 75 countries. It is listed on the First Market of Euronext Paris and is included in the CAC 40 index. The bank serves more than 30 million customers between its retail banking networks in its four domestic markets, France, Belgium, Italy and Luxembourg, through several brands such as BNL, BGL BNP Paribas or BNP Paribas Fortis. The retail bank also operates in the Mediterranean region and in the west of the United States. It was formed through the merger of Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) and Paribas (see below for name origin) in 2000.