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Aviation Finance Corporation (AFC) and Natixis complete $263 million Pre-Delivery Payment (PDP) financing for 8 Airbus A330

     Aviation Finance Corporation (AFC) and Natixis complete $263 million
 Pre-Delivery Payment (PDP) financing for 8 Airbus A330 aircraft, for Synergy

A330-200 Aircraft to Synergy Aerospace, the majority owner of Avianca to
further Strengthen Airline Group Businesses' Growth in Long-Haul routes.

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, June 12, 2013

NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Finance Corp. LLC (AFC) and
Natixis announced today they have completed the first ever multi tranche debt
capital market $263 million Pre-Delivery Payment (PDP) financing for 8 Airbus
A330 aircraft to Synergy Group, majority owner of Avianca a leading Latin
America airline conglomerate. Airbus will deliver eight A330-200s to the
airlines. The aircraft will operate in the groups' expanding network around
the globe. Global Hunter Securities acted as placement agent for the junior
tranche debt.

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About Synergy Aerospace Ltd. 
Synergy Aerospace is a South American conglomerate. Headquartered in in Sao
Paulo, Brazil, the Group operates Avianca Brazil throughout Brazil and
controls Avianca a conglomerate of former, AviancaTaca, Aerogal, Tampa and
other smaller regional airlines, that operate in the Americas and, to and from
Europe. Through Synergy Aerospace's parent company, Synergy Group, the company
actively explores oil throughout the region, operates ship building facilities
and operates among other businesses in oil services, transport, radiochemistry
and radiopharmaceuticals.

About Aviation Finance Corp. 
Aviation Finance Corporation (AFC) invests in aviation businesses, financing
aircraft and infrastructure critical to the development of global
transportation. AFC is a complementary partnership between highly successful
aviation advisory firms, large investment managers and investment banks. AFC's
partnership was founded with the common view that the aviation industry
requires permanent and dedicated capital for financing aircraft purchases. As
a reliable financial partner to airlines and other operators, the company
prides itself on its industry centric partner business model that provides
financing and advisory services to support the steady growth of the
transportation sector.

About Natixis 
Natixis is the corporate, investment and financial services arm of Groupe
BPCE, the 2nd-largest banking group in France with 21 % of total bank deposits
and 36 million clients spread over two networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse
With around 22,000 employees, Natixis has a number of areas of expertise which
are organized in three main business lines : Wholesale Banking, Investment
Solutions and Specialized Financial Services. 
A global player, Natixis has its own client base of companies, financial
institutions and institutional investors as well as the client base of
individuals, professionals and small and medium-size businesses of Groupe
BPCE's two retail banking networks. 
Natixis is a recognized lead arranger for aircraft financing. 
"Aircraft Finance House of the Year", Global Transport Finance 2012 Awards 
More information on Natixis:

About Global Hunter Securities

Headquartered in New Orleans, GHS is a full service investment bank focusing
on natural resources-related sectors including Energy, Metals & Mining,
Industrials, Shipping and Aircraft.  GHS provides insightful research,
innovative capital raising and financial advisory and restructuring services
supported by a sales and trading staff for both equity and high yield.  GHS
has offices in Calgary, Canada, Chicago, Ft. Worth, Houston, New York, New
Orleans, Orange County, CA, and San Francisco.

SOURCE Aviation Finance Corporation

Contact: AFC Investor Relations, +1 (646) 926-4075,
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