On July 1, 2010 the legal merger between ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (ABN AMRO Bank) and Fortis Bank (Nederland) N.V. (Fortis Bank Nederland) was completed, creating a combined entity called ABN AMRO Bank N.V. ABN AMRO and Fortis Bank Nederland have created a new, combined and independent bank, which is building on their entrepreneurship, their professionalism and their experience abroad.