Dexia is a Belgian-French financial institution, specialized in public finance. It was founded in 1996 through the merger of Crédit Communal de Belgique/Gemeentekrediet van Belgie (founded 1860) and Credit Local de France (founded 1987). The Dexia Group was founded as a dual-listed company, but in 1999 the Belgian entity took over the French entity to form one company. Dexia is a member of both the BEL20 and CAC 40 indices. The company is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.