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Hong Kong Aviation Completes Acquisition of Allco Aviation Business and Assets

Dépèche transmise le 7 janvier 2010 par PRNewswire

HONG KONG, January 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong Aviation Company ("HKAC"), a leading investor in the global aviation sector, today announced that it has successfully completed the previously announced acquisition of the Allco Aviation business and assets from the Receiver of the Sydney, Australia based Allco Finance Group. The Allco Finance Group went into Receivership in November 2008.

Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. HKAC now owns interests in and will manage all relevant aircraft within the former Allco aviation portfolio.

"We are pleased to have delivered on our promise of completing the Allco acquisition," said Stewart Smith, HKAC's Vice Chairman. "We would like to thank the Receiver, lenders and other stakeholders for their support through what has proved to be a challenging process. We now look forward to consolidating the existing lease management business and building out the Allco platform in order to achieve our goal of establishing ourselves as a leader in the global aircraft leasing marketplace."

"We think this is a tremendous outcome for all involved," said Peter Gothard of Ferrier Hodgson, the Receiver of Allco Finance Group. "The result is a reflection of HNA Group and HKAC's commitment to this deal and will provide the platform for HKAC to build a position as a major player in the global aviation business."

HKAC plans on leveraging its strong aircraft management expertise, immediate financing capability and partnerships with leading financial institutions in its near term growth plans.

About Hong Kong Aviation Company

HKAC is a diversified player in the aviation industry. The firm invests in aircraft leases and financial instruments, and also provides aircraft management and consulting services. HKAC's mission is to prudently invest in the global aviation sector for consistent and long-term returns, creating value for its investors and clients alike. HKAC has a highly capable management team with skills and experience in both the financial industry and the management of aircraft assets. The company's Web site can be found at .

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