SMBC Aviation Capital Awarded European Deal of the Year

Dublin January 17th 2017:

SMBC Aviation Capital, one of the world’s leading aircraft leasing companies has been awarded the European Deal of the Year Award in the Aviation 100 Awards for its $500m Senior Unsecured Notes Issuance.

The SMBC Aviation Capital debut bond exceeded all expectations, securing five year, senior unsecured notes that priced with the tightest five year aviation leasing investment grade print since 2008.

Commenting on the award, Barry Flannery, CFO, SMBC Aviation Capital said, “This award pays tribute to our team who delivered an outstanding result for our debut bond issuance, which was eight times over-subscribed. It also demonstrates the market’s confidence in our growth plans and is in line with our commitment to diversify our sources of funding.”

Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, RBC Capital Markets, SMBC Nikko and Credit Agricole CIB acted as Joint Book-Runners in relation to the transaction.

The Aviation 100 Awards are organised by Airline Economics. The European Awards ceremony took place in the RDS in Dublin on January 16th 2017.

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About SMBC Aviation Capital

SMBC Aviation Capital is one of the world’s largest aircraft lessors, with over 100 airline customers in 44 countries. As of 30 September 2016, the company owns, manages and is committed to purchase 669 aircraft. Established in 2001, the company rebranded to SMBC Aviation Capital in 2012 following its acquisition by a consortium comprising two of Japan’s biggest companies SMFG and Sumitomo Corporation.

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