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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

Amur Finance Company Appoints Elliott M. Klass to the Position of General Counsel

For Immediate Release:

White Plains, NY – January 30, 2017 – Amur Finance Company, Inc. (Amur) today announced that Elliott M. Klass has been appointed as General Counsel of Amur. In this role, Mr. Klass will oversee all corporate and transactional legal matters and strategy for Amur and its subsidiaries. Mr. Klass has served as Senior Vice President at Amur for over two years dealing with the company’s diverse and extensive aviation portfolio, as well as other assets. Prior to joining Amur, Mr. Klass worked within the global transport finance group at Vedder Price, P.C., where he worked on all manners of aviation-finance transactions, including securitizations, portfolio financings, and PDP financings. Prior to Vedder Price, Mr. Klass was a member of the leveraged finance group at the law firm of Latham & Watkins.

“I am delighted to appoint Elliott to the role of General Counsel,” said Amur Chairman and CEO Mostafiz ShahMohammed. “Elliott’s proven dedication and substantive knowledge, transactional savvy and strategic creativity continue to make him an invaluable asset to the growing family of Amur companies.”

“Amur is a dynamic and exciting company to work for so it is truly an honor to be appointed as General Counsel,” said Mr. Klass. “I am grateful for this new opportunity and look forward to working with the talented team at Amur to build a great company.”

Mr. Klass holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and History from Cornell University.

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

Amur Equipment Finance’s Malia K. Du Mont Elected to ELFA Independent Middle Market Business Council Steering Committee

For Immediate Release:

Grand Island, NE – December 6, 2016 – Amur Equipment Finance (AmurEF), one of the nation’s leading commercial equipment finance companies, announced that Co-President and Chief Operating Officer Malia K. Du Mont has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Independent Middle Market Business Council Steering Committee.

“I am thrilled to be elected to serve on the ELFA Business Council Steering Committee,” said Malia K. Du Mont. “It is essential for companies such as Amur Equipment Finance to be an integral part of the overall industry conversation and I look forward to assisting ELFA with future initiatives.”

The Independent Middle Market Business Council Steering Committee is one of five primary constituent bodies at ELFA. The committees are an integral part of ELFA’s operations, providing critical input on the direction of the association and serving as a bridge between the membership and the Board of Directors and staff. The committee members are elected by the Business Council membership for a term of two years on a staggered basis.

The Independent Middle Market Business Council Steering Committee represents non-bank-related organizations primarily involved in transactions between $250,000 and $5 million, either individually or through lines. The committee analyzes the needs of companies in its segment and recommends to the Board how to meet those needs.

About Axis Capital

Founded in 1996, Amur Equipment Finance (AmurEF) is a nationally ranked Top Ten 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.

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 $100bn 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

Axis Capital, Inc.

+1 (800) 994-0016 x266

JManning@axiscapitalfinance.com

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