Brian F. Prince Takes Helm as New ORIX USA CEO

  Brian F. Prince Takes Helm as New ORIX USA CEO

                   Growth Plans Include Americas Expansion

Business Wire

DALLAS -- February 5, 2014

Diversified financial services company ORIX USA Corporation today announced
that Brian F. Prince has officially commenced his role as the Company’s new
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), overseeing strategic operations and growth
initiatives, which will include transforming ORIX USA into ORIX Americas.
Prince’s appointment was announced earlier this year.

Brian F. Prince, Chief Executive Officer of ORIX USA Corporation (Photo:
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Brian F. Prince, Chief Executive Officer of ORIX USA Corporation (Photo:
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Most recently, Prince served as Chairman and CEO of Aozora Bank (Aozora), a
Tokyo-based commercial bank with approximately $60 billion in assets during
his tenure. Under Prince’s leadership, Aozora produced strong financial
results following significant market turmoil and finalized a comprehensive
recapitalization plan designed to repay all public funding. ORIX USA’s parent
company, ORIX Corporation, held a significant minority stake in Aozora.

“We’ve observed Brian’s strategic leadership and management execution first
hand and are pleased that he’s bringing his skills and experience to work
directly for us,” said Hideto Nishitani, Chairman of ORIX USA. “We believe the
Company will benefit from his ability to build and motivate successful
management teams, to identify growth opportunities and to apply a fresh
perspective on ORIX’s unique mix of assets and businesses in the United

Before joining Aozora in 2008, Prince was an executive of Shinsei Bank. Prior
to that, he held various investment banking positions, including head of
Lehman Brothers’ Asia Division.

While ORIX USA’s primary operations are currently in the United States, one of
Prince’s key areas of focus will be to expand the Company’s presence
throughout the Americas, identifying, evaluating and pursuing business and
investment opportunities in Canada, Mexico and South America.

“Like many financial services firms, ORIX USA‘s primary challenge today is
growing the balance sheet in a rational and deliberate manner,” Prince said.
“I’m looking forward to accomplishing this by continuing to strengthen our
current portfolio of businesses, while looking for robust, accretive new
businesses and investments to add. I think there is significant growth
potential we can tap into by expanding further into the Americas. Establishing
ORIX Americas is a natural progression for ORIX USA, as we define what we want
the business to look like moving forward.”

Prince noted that the ORIX Americas growth initiative aligns with a broader
long-term business development plan that ORIX Corporation will introduce as
part of its 50^th anniversary in April of this year.

About ORIX USA Corporation

ORIX USA Corporation is a diversified financial company with approximately $6
billion of assets in sectors spanning commercial finance, venture finance,
commercial real estate and public finance, as well as $25 billion of assets
managed for others. Operating subsidiaries include Houlihan Lokey, RED Capital
Group and Mariner Investment Group. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ORIX USA
and its subsidiaries have more than 1,400 employees and offices in major
cities including New York, Los Angeles, London and Tokyo.

ORIX USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of ORIX Corporation, a Tokyo-based,
publicly owned international financial services company with operations in 35
countries worldwide. ORIX Corporation is listed on the Tokyo (8591) and New
York Stock Exchanges (IX). For more information on ORIX USA, visit

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Shannon Couzens, 972-365-3557
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