Dexia is a European banking group, headquartered in Brussels and with one main operating entity, Dexia Crédit Local, carrying the majority of its assets. The about €179bn portfolio of assets is mostly composed of public sector counterparts due to the historical business of the group. Dexia’s today mission is to manage this sizable and long-dated maturity profile asset portfolio in the best interest of its shareholders. Currently employing approximately 1,000 people, Dexia is present in about ten countries through its entity Dexia Crédit Local, based in France, and which has a network of branches and subsidiaries in Ireland, the United States, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the United Kingdom. Dexia’s shares are listed on Euronext Brussels and are 94.4% owned by the Belgian and French States, both providing, with Luxembourg, a liquidity guarantee to the group.