GE Capital Provides $143 Million in Financing to Taghleef Industries for Acquisition of Applied Extrusion Technologies

  GE Capital Provides $143 Million in Financing to Taghleef Industries for
  Acquisition of Applied Extrusion Technologies

Business Wire

NORWALK, Conn. -- June 15, 2012

GE Capital, Corporate Finance today announced it is administrative agent on a
$143 million cash flow credit facility for Taghleef Industries, a leading
global producer of plastic and packaging films used for food, labeling and
adhesive tapes. The financing was used to acquire Applied Extrusion
Technologies (AET), a manufacturer of specialized packaging films. GE Capital
Markets served as sole lead arranger and bookrunner.

Based in Dubai, UAE, Taghleef Industries is the world’s largest producer of
biaxially oriented polypropylene (BoPP) packaging films, with six production
sites around the world and distribution in more than 100 countries.
Headquartered in Wilmington, DE, AET is a manufacturer of flexible packaging
films for labeling, food and non-food applications. The company has production
facilities in Terre Haute, IN and Varennes, Canada and research and
development facilities in Newark, DE and Covington, VA.

“GE Capital provided the smart, flexible financing we needed to expand our
company’s global footprint,” said Chandan Ghatak, CFO of Taghleef Industries.
“GE’s knowledge of the U.S. debt capital markets helped us execute the
acquisition.”

“We have a long history of financing growth companies in the plastics
industry,” said Tom Quindlen, president and CEO of GE Capital, Corporate
Finance. “Providing asset-based and cash-flow financing that helps build
middle-market businesses is our specialty.”

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Contact:

GE Capital, Corporate Finance
Jeff Wilson, 203-749-6340
jeffrey.wilson@ge.com
or
GE Capital, Americas
Ned Reynolds, 203-229-5717
ned.reynolds@ge.com