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Amur Equipment Finance Promotes Michael P. Karman to Co-President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

GRAND ISLAND, NE — August 10th, 2017 — Amur Equipment Finance (AmurEF), a 2016 Top Ten independent equipment finance company, announced today the promotion of Michael P. Karman to Co-President. Michael will be working alongside Andrea Zana, AmurEF’s Co-President and Chief Risk Officer. In addition to his new responsibilities, Michael will retain his current position of Chief Commercial Officer. Malia K. Du Mont, former Co-President and Chief Operating Officer is stepping down to pursue other opportunities in academia, but will remain an advisor to AmurEF.

“Malia truly has been instrumental in leading our company’s transformation and growth for the last two years,” said Mostafiz ShahMohammed, AmurEF’s Chairman and CEO. “Additionally, we are delighted that Michael has accepted his new role. As a highly respected industry veteran, Michael is a natural fit for the position and we are confident he will continue to build upon the significant work that has already been accomplished.”

Michael joined AmurEF in 2014, initially as President of Eastern Region Sales and then Chief Commercial Officer.

“I am honored to accept this new role with AmurEF and look forward to further strengthening our sustainable and scalable model for business growth,” said Michael Karman. “Regarding Malia, I believe I speak for everyone at AmurEF, when I say it has been a pleasure to work with such a talented and exceptional person and we are delighted she will remain connected with all of us through her advisory position.”

Additionally, James Truran, Amur Finance Company’s current Vice President of Strategic Planning, will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer at AmurEF. James began working with Amur Finance Company and its subsidiaries in 2016 as a strategy and operational efficiency consultant. Prior to Amur, James worked in the Pentagon as the United Kingdom’s Exchange Officer to the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

AmurEF currently employs over 120 professionals across the United States, with key management, credit processing, underwriting, servicing, and finance functions located in its headquarters in Grand Island, Nebraska. AmurEF also has additional offices in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, and California.

AmurEF directly serves business owners and channel vendor partners that service an array of equipment-intensive industries including: transportation, construction, commercial and industrial equipment, food service, packaging, and printing. The company offers customized finance programs, including some with same-day credit decisions and funding for its business customers and vendor partners. With a dedicated support team on staff, AmurEF handles equipment financing needs ranging from as little as $10,000 to over $2 million.

About Amur Equipment Finance

Founded in 1996, Amur Equipment Finance (AmurEF) is a nationally ranked 2016 independent equipment finance provider and Top Twenty vendor channel origination company, dedicated to ensuring that its customers and employees around the nation are equipped to grow and succeed. AmurEF offers customized capital financing programs that draw on its uniquely expansive expertise in the world’s most essential industries – from transportation and technology to manufacturing and medicine – to support its network of over 15,000 vendors and other partners. AmurEF is a subsidiary of New York-based Amur Finance Company, a global diversified holding company with over $800M in assets.

For more information, visit amuref.com.

Media Contact:

Jacklynn Manning

Marketing Director

Amur Equipment Finance

+1 (800) 994-0016 x266

JManning@amuref.com

Amur Equipment Finance Honored as Gold Stevie® Award Winner in 2017 American Business Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

GRAND ISLAND, NE — July 5th, 2017 — Amur Equipment Finance (AmurEF), one of the nation’s leading commercial equipment finance companies, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award for Outstanding Website in the Financial Services category at the 15th Annual American Business Awards, the nation’s premier business awards program. Judges cited the website’s “user-friendly design” and “visually compelling” layout as reasons for recognizing AmurEF with this prestigious honor.

More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

“Amur Equipment Finance invested a great deal of time and effort in developing a fully interactive website which provides visitors with a truly unique and informative experience,” said Jacklynn Manning, AmurEF Marketing Director. “We are thrilled to be recognized as a Gold Stevie® Award winner.”

Amur Equipment Finance introduced the new website (www.amuref.com) last year in conjunction with the company’s rebrand initiative. The goal was to create an engaging, interactive site that provides a superior user experience while highlighting AmurEF’s values and talented people along with its full suite of unique financial products. The AmurEF site now features financing calculation tools, a streamlined online application tool for business owner customers and vendor partners, and a job application portal. Visitors can also access a wealth of additional information including numerous customer and employee video success stories. AmurEF worked closely with its partners at Elite SEM and Sourcetop to design and deliver the new website.

Since the site launch, new user traffic has increased over 210 percent and visitor duration has doubled, proving that visitors are favorably engaging with the new content, tools, and brand. The Stevie® Award judges were impressed with these uplift numbers. They also said that the AmurEF website was well executed and the information architecture was well thought out.

In conjunction with this announcement, AmurEF’s Vice President of Human Resources, Jackie Havel, was recognized as a Bronze Stevie® Award winner in the category of Human Resources Executive of the Year.

More than 190 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie® Award winners.

“Each year the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before. The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2017 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

About Amur Equipment Finance

Founded in 1996, Amur Equipment Finance (AmurEF) is a nationally ranked 2016 independent equipment finance provider and Top Twenty vendor channel origination company, dedicated to ensuring that its customers and employees around the nation are equipped to grow and succeed. AmurEF offers customized capital financing programs that draw on its uniquely expansive expertise in the world’s most essential industries – from transportation and technology to manufacturing and medicine – to support its network of over 15,000 vendors and other partners. AmurEF is a subsidiary of New York-based Amur Finance Company, a global diversified holding company with over $800M in assets.

For more information, visit amuref.com.

Media Contact:

For Amur Equipment Finance

Steve Tanis

President

InAvanti

+1 (336) 324-3420

Steve.tanis@inavanti.com

Amur Equipment Finance Officially Opens Philadelphia Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

PHILADELPHIA, PA — June 15th, 2017 — Amur Equipment Finance (AmurEF), a 2016 Top Ten independent equipment finance company headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska, today officially opened its Philadelphia office as part of a continuing nation-wide growth and expansion effort. The new office, located at 1800 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in downtown Philadelphia, will primarily house sales and marketing functions while serving the entire Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Scott Hamburg, AmurEF’s Vice President of Sales and an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience, will lead the new regional office and will focus on expanding AmurEF’s current customer base and further developing vendor programs. In the coming months, AmurEF will be making a strong push to hire additional sales personnel and account managers. AmurEF selected Philadelphia because it is a major economic hub whose central location and strong equipment finance industry presence make it an ideal site from which to serve new and existing customers.

“We are thrilled to now officially be a part of the Philadelphia business community,” said Michael Karman, AmurEF Chief Commercial Officer. “The multiple business opportunities available in the greater Philadelphia region, combined with the city’s prime location, will help us with our expansion efforts by allowing us to better serve regional customers requiring our comprehensive portfolio of equipment finance solutions.”

In keeping with AmurEF’s corporate responsibility traditions, the company has already begun to positively embed itself within the local community. AmurEF recently became a Supporting Sponsor for the local chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), specifically supporting Amy Ardito for Woman of the Year. Amy was diagnosed with Stage IV, low-grade, follicular non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 26. She received initial care at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia while being treated by Dr. David Porter from the University of Pennsylvania. Amy was declared in remission in May, 1997; after several more bouts with the devastating disease, sixteen years later she remains cancer free.

“The exceptional initial care that my friend Amy received while in Philadelphia is something to celebrate and support,” said Scott Hamburg. “AmurEF takes the responsibility of being a good corporate citizen very seriously and as we work on growing our presence in the city, we look forward to helping both friends and strangers alike for the benefit of the community.”

AmurEF currently employs over 100 professionals across the United States, with key management, credit processing, underwriting, servicing, and finance functions located in its headquarters in Grand Island, Nebraska. AmurEF also has additional offices in New York, Massachusetts, California, Texas, and now Pennsylvania.

AmurEF directly serves business owners and channel vendor partners that service an array of equipment-intensive industries including: transportation, construction, commercial and industrial equipment, food service, packaging, printing and more. The company offers customized finance programs, including same-day credit decisions and funding for its business customers and vendor partners. With a dedicated support team on staff, AmurEF handles equipment financing needs ranging from as little as $10,000 to over $2 million.

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About Amur Equipment Finance

Founded in 1996, Amur Equipment Finance (AmurEF) is a nationally ranked 2016 independent equipment finance provider and Top Twenty vendor channel origination company, dedicated to ensuring that its customers and employees around the nation are equipped to grow and succeed. AmurEF offers customized capital financing programs that draw on its uniquely expansive expertise in the world’s most essential industries – from transportation and technology to manufacturing and medicine – to support its network of over 15,000 vendors and other partners. AmurEF is a subsidiary of New York-based Amur Finance Company, a global diversified holding company with over $800M in assets.

For more information, visit amuref.com.

Media Contact:

Jacklynn Manning

Marketing Director

Amur Equipment Finance

+1 (800) 994-0016 x266

JManning@amuref.com

Amur Equipment Finance Hosts Congressman Adrian Smith

For Immediate Release:

Grand Island, NE – May 12, 2017 – Amur Equipment Finance (AmurEF), a 2016 Top Ten commercial equipment finance company, was honored to host Congressman Adrian Smith yesterday at the company’s Grand Island headquarters. Congressman Smith represents Nebraska’s Third District and is a sitting member of the House Ways and Means Committee. Congressman Smith’s visit was an opportunity for him to learn more about AmurEF’s business model and growth objectives and the equipment finance industry as a whole, as well as to meet with individual members of the AmurEF management team.

Congressman Smith stated, “Access to capital and equipment is vital to creating jobs and growing our economy.  I appreciated learning more about how AmurEF’s employees in Grand Island work each day to improve economic opportunity in Nebraska and around the country.”

“We greatly appreciate that Congressman Smith made time in his busy schedule to visit our facility and personally speak with our team,” stated Malia K. Du Mont, AmurEF Co-President and Chief Operating Officer. “As a nationally ranked, growing business, we greatly value opportunities to connect with our Representative, to share with him how we are working to be a leader in his district and in the equipment finance industry.”

The visit began by welcoming Congressman Smith, then holding a discussion about the unique challenges and opportunities the equipment finance industry is facing. It concluded with a tour of the AmurEF office – where the Congressman witnessed AmurEF’s operations first-hand and enjoyed the opportunity to meet employees from all the company divisions.

“We all truly felt privileged to host Congressman Smith,” said Andrea Zana, AmurEF Co-President and Chief Risk Officer. “AmurEF has made great efforts, and will continue to do so in the coming years, to be a recognized employer of choice in the Grand Island area. We take immense pride that our employees are connected to and engaged in the larger Nebraska community on so many levels, and we thank Congressman Smith for acknowledging our team’s efforts with his visit.”

About Amur Finance Company

Amur Finance Company, Inc. (Amur) is a privately held, diversified commercial finance company focusing on four main sectors: General Equipment; Aviation; Energy, Shipping & Logistics; and Other Industrial and Commercial Assets. Amur’s management team and senior leaders have extensive industry expertise and have been involved in over $100 billion of transportation, industrial and related commercial finance, trading and investment transactions around the world. Amur takes a partnership approach to its investments, providing long-term value through direct investments and strategic arrangements with world-class entrepreneurs and businesses.

About Amur Equipment Finance

Founded in 1996, Amur Equipment Finance (AmurEF) is a nationally ranked 2016 independent equipment finance provider and Top Twenty vendor channel origination company, dedicated to ensuring that its customers and employees around the nation are equipped to grow and succeed. AmurEF offers customized capital financing programs that draw on its uniquely expansive expertise in the world’s most essential industries – from transportation and technology to manufacturing and medicine – to support its network of over 15,000 vendors and other partners. AmurEF is a subsidiary of New York-based Amur Finance Company, a global diversified holding company with over $800MM in assets.

For more information, go to amuref.com.

Media Contact:

Jacklynn Manning

Marketing Director

Amur Equipment Finance

+1 (800) 994-0016 x266

JManning@amuref.com

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Amur Equipment Finance’s Kimberly Adair and Angie Jensen Receive Certified Lease & Finance Professional Designations

For Immediate Release:

Grand Island, NE – April 25, 2017 – Amur Equipment Finance (AmurEF) one of the nation’s leading commercial equipment finance companies, announced that Kimberly Adair, Vice President of Finance and Accounting, and Angie Jensen, Collections Manager, have received the Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) designation from the Certified Lease & Finance Professional Foundation (www.clfpfoundation.org). Both employees successfully sat for and passed the rigorous 8-hour exam.

“We are extremely proud of Kim and Angie’s recent success in obtaining the prestigious CLFP designation,” said Malia K. DuMont, AmurEF Co-President and Chief Operating Officer. She added, “the CLFP designation is the preeminent credential for equipment leasing and finance professionals throughout the world. Having two of them on our staff shows that AmurEF continues to be a leader in the industry.”

Kimbery Adair stated, “the decision to pursue the CLFP designation was not only a personal challenge, but one that I felt was important in order to gain greater industry knowledge while applying best practices to my current position at AmurEF.”

Kim joined AmurEF in 2010 and is responsible for all of the company’s accounting operations including receivables, and payables. She has over 20 years of experience in the broader financial industry.

“We work in a dynamic and rapidly changing industry,” said Angie Jensen. “The in-depth knowledge and continuing education I receive through the CLFP Foundation allows me to stay on top of the most recent regulatory changes and other pertinent aspects of the business such as marketing, sales, finance and accounting.”

Angie Jensen joined AmurEF six years ago and is responsible for collections and works to negotiate settlements, forbearance and the restructuring of agreements on delinquent accounts. Prior to joining AmurEF, Angie worked in the commercial and agriculture loan department at Lincoln-based TierOne Bank.

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional who has demonstrated competency through testing of knowledge, continuing education, and a commitment to exemplary ethics and best business practices in the industry. Currently there are 415 active Certified Lease & Finance Professionals.

About Amur Finance Company

Amur Finance Company, Inc. (Amur) is a privately held, diversified commercial finance company focusing on four main sectors: General Equipment; Aviation; Energy, Shipping & Logistics; and Other Industrial and Commercial Assets. Amur’s management team and senior leaders have extensive industry expertise and have been involved in over $100 billion of transportation, industrial and related commercial finance, trading and investment transactions around the world. Amur takes a partnership approach to its investments, providing long-term value through direct investments and strategic arrangements with world-class entrepreneurs and businesses.

For more information, go to amurfinance.com.

Media Contact:

Jacklynn Manning

Marketing Director

+1 (800) 994-0016 x266

JManning@amuref.com

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