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ILFC Announces 114 Aircraft Leases

Dépèche transmise le 16 juin 2011 par Business Wire

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) (AIG), announced today that it has entered into 114 lease commitments so far in 2011.

“ILFC’s focus today is on expanding our customer relationships around the world and our lease activity is responding positively. Airlines are acknowledging ILFC’s financial strength and the appeal of our portfolio and order book.”

ILFC Chief Executive Officer, Henri Courpron commented, “ILFC’s focus today is on expanding our customer relationships around the world and our lease activity is responding positively. Airlines are acknowledging ILFC’s financial strength and the appeal of our portfolio and order book.”

2011 Year-to-date highlights:

  • Entered into 114 lease commitments
  • Ordered 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft and 33 Boeing 737-800s
  • Secured term loan facility for $1.5 billion with sixteen banks worldwide
  • Obtained unsecured Bank Revolver for $2 billion with eleven global banks
  • Raised $2.25 billion in unsecured public debt issued in two tranches at interest rate of 5.75% and 6.25% for five year and eight year maturities, respectively. More than 175 investors included in each tranche
  • Completed tender offer of $1.75 billion for bond maturities in 2012 and 2013 to continue efforts to better distribute annual debt maturities
  • Optimized mix of fixed versus floating debt to protect against rising interest rates
  • Opened office in Amsterdam to address Europe, Middle East, and Africa
  • Currently planning further office expansion in Asia Pacific region

About ILFC

ILFC is the international market leader in the leasing and remarketing of commercial jet aircraft to airlines around the world. Through our employees’ expertise and passion for aviation, ILFC delivers innovative customized fleet solutions that generate strong financial performance. ILFC currently owns and manages a fleet portfolio of over 1000 aircraft. www.ilfc.com

About AIG

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading international insurance organization serving customers in more than 130 countries. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional and individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide property casualty networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of life insurance and retirement services in the United States. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as the stock exchanges in Ireland and Tokyo. www.aig.com

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