BNP to Take Over Fortis Data Admin

The Dutch government has taken ownership of operations belonging to Fortis and ABN Amro in Holland, while BNP Paribas has acquired the remainder of Fortis Group's operations, including a network of 1,458 branches across Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Turkey and France, its Belgian insurance business, and a global investment management practice that includes the former ABN Amro Asset Management, as well private banking, merchant banking and consumer finance activities outside the Netherlands.