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Press Releases

  • Mar. 06, 2014
  • ILFC CLOSES $1.5 BILLION SENIOR SECURED TERM LOAN - Largest Ever Deal For An Aircraft Lessor
  • ILFC announced that it has closed a new senior secured term loan of $1.5 billion. The loan will bear interest at LIBOR plus 275 basis points with a 0.75% LIBOR floor, is priced at 99.5% of par value, and will mature in 2021. The collateral used to support the transaction has an initial weighted average age of 9.1 years. It will be secured primarily by a first priority-perfected lien on the equity of certain of ILFC’s subsidiaries, which directly or indirectly own a pool of aircraft and related leases.
  • Dec. 16, 2013
  • AerCap to Acquire International Lease Finance Corporation from AIG
  • AerCap Holdings N.V. ("AerCap") (NYSE: AER) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with American International Group, Inc. ("AIG") (NYSE: AIG) under which AerCap will acquire 100% of the common stock of International Lease Finance Corporation ("ILFC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of AIG. Under the terms of the agreement, AIG will receive $3.0 billion in cash and 97,560,976 AerCap shares.

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Awards and recognitions

2013 Lessor of the Year

"ILFC has had a wonderful period under current management. The company has reorganized and deleted debt, increased its customer base, drastically improved its cost of financing and in the process has secured a strong future for the business. In 2012, ILFC got the company in shape to ensure a swift and highly advantageous sale, while it continued to improve services to its customers, specifically with the continued growth of the AeroTurbine unit. This year ILFC was ranked first in the Aviation 100 survey by its peers by a significant margin; it is a very well deserved win for the team."

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2013 CFO of the Year - Elias Habayeb

“The Aviation 100 Chief Financial Officer of the Year, Elias Habayeb, and his team have succeeded in reducing ILFC’s debt considerably and have steered the company through a tremendously difficult economic period through to its successful sale to be closed shortly."

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Treasury Team of the Year 2010

"Looking at the refinancing needs for International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) in late 2009 must have felt overwhelming for the company's treasury team. But, in the end, ILFC spent 2010 celebrating closing after closing - and it is one of the greatest aviation survival stories of 2010."

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2010 Deal of the Year: Overall

"The deals that changed ILFC in 2010. International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) was looking at a mountain of maturities in 2010. Faced with the impossible, particularly with the capital markets closed in 2009, the company had already indirectly borrowed funds from the New York Federal Reserve through parent, American International Group (AIG), to pay back about $4 billion in loan maturities."

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Aviation Lessor of the Year 2010

"10,000 industry professionals globally were asked by Aviation Economics to vote for the lessor they considered to be the best performing in 2010. In a closely fought contest, ILFC just pipped rival GECAS to the top spot."

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