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We are pleased to inform you that the Internal Revenue Service has allocated Global Intermediary Identification Numbers (GIINs) for the BIL group entities.

Entity Name FATCA Status GIIN (Global Intermediary Identification Number)
BIL Luxembourg SA Reporting Model 1 FFI WN5FYL.00000.LE.442
BIL Denmark Branch Reporting Model 1 FFI WN5FYL.00000.BR.208
BIL Suisse SA Reporting Model 2 FFI WN5FYL.00001.ME.756

As a consequence, the above entities are now considered as being FATCA-compliant under Chapter 4 of the U.S. IRC (the FATCA regulations) and we expect our GIIN to be included in the first list of FATCA-compliant financial institutions due to be published by the IRS on 2nd June 2014.

We kindly remind you that an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) Model 1 between Luxembourg and the United States has been signed on 28th March 2014.

In case you have any questions on this subject please do not hesitate to contact us at the following online address :

Legal Persons Clients can claim withholding tax benefits on interest and dividends in accordance with the double taxation agreement between their country of domicile and the US. Documentation concerning the "Limitations of Benefits" of the double taxation agreements with the US can be found below. Please note that the client must decide himself whether he fulfills the conditions needed to claim tax benefits as set forth in the terms of the double taxation agreement. If in doubt, we recommend that you contact a professional tax consultant.

United States income tax treaties A to Z