CDB Aviation Expands Americas Commercial Team

Leadership Appointment Further Advances the Company’s Goal to
Provide Greater Support to Customers Globally

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#Americaslt;/agt;–CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank
Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced today the
latest addition to its global commercial team; Luís da Silva has been
appointed as Head of Commercial, the Americas.

“We are very pleased to welcome Luís to our growing and very strong
commercial team,” said CDB Aviation President & Chief Commercial Officer
Patrick C. Hannigan. “Luís is a highly respected and experienced
aviation executive with an accomplished track record in developing and
managing customer relationships and commercial strategies for airlines
in the Americas.”

Luís has over two decades of experience in aviation and aircraft
leasing, with his career predominantly focused on marketing and sales
activities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to CDB Aviation, he
served as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager Latin America for
GECAS. Previously, he held senior sales positions within Airbus, based
in both Toulouse and Miami, where he cultivated the manufacturer’s
relationships with airlines in Latin America. Luís started his career as
a network planning analyst at DHL Worldwide Network.

“I am extremely excited to be joining CDB Aviation, and I hope to
contribute to the consolidation of its position as one of the leading
global aircraft lessors in the Americas,” commented Luís da Silva, CDB
Aviation Head of Commercial, the Americas.

Luís will lead efforts to strengthen CDB Aviation’s presence in the
Americas by reinforcing the company’s established reputation for agility
and responsiveness in delivering comprehensive aircraft fleet solutions
for airline customers. Luís will be based in the company’s Americas
headquarters located in Fort Lauderdale, and will report to Patrick C.

Hannigan reiterated that CDB Aviation is continuing to “bolster its
global commercial team with the highest quality professionals who know
industry well and, more importantly, are well versed in understanding
and anticipating the needs of airlines. Adding focus on the Americas
reflects our company’s strong commitment to being a global lessor and
providing comprehensive support to our current and prospective customers
across the globe.”

About CDB Aviation

CDB Aviation is a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development
Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”) a 35-year-old
Chinese leasing company that is backed mainly by the China Development
Bank. CDB Aviation is rated Investment Grade by Moody’s (A1), S&P Global
(A), and Fitch (A+). China Development Bank is under the direct
jurisdiction of the State Council of China and is the world’s largest
development finance institution. It is also the largest Chinese bank for
foreign investment and financing cooperation, long-term lending and bond
issuance, enjoying Chinese sovereign credit rating.

CDB Leasing is the only leasing arm of the China Development Bank and a
leading company in China’s leasing industry that has been engaged in
aircraft, infrastructure, ship, commercial vehicle and construction
machinery leasing and enjoys a Chinese sovereign credit rating. It took
an important step in July 2016 to globalize and marketize its business –
listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX STOCK CODE: 1606).


Media contact: Paul Thibeau;
+1 612 594 9844

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