HSH Nordbank congratulates easyJet on 100th Airbus delivery

Hamburg/Kiel, April 26, 2007 - HSH Nordbank AG congratulates easyJet on the 100th Airbus delivery. EasyJet today takes delivery of its 100th Airbus A319 aircraft at a special handover ceremony at the Airbus factory in Hamburg.

HSH Nordbank`s relationship with easyJet started in the year after it was founded. “The Aviation industry is a core business of HSH Nordbank. In this regard, we place a strong emphasis on building direct and long lasting partnerships enabling us to support our clients throughout their business cycles”, says Mathis Shinnick, Global Head of Transportation at HSH Nordbank.

In 2003, HSH Nordbank co-underwrote the financing for the first five Airbus A319 for easyJet.

In 2004, HSH Nordbank co-underwrote the financing of eleven A319s delivering in 2005 till 2007. The 100th Airbus 319 being subject of the celebrations today is part of this financing by HSH Nordbank.

The most recent transaction was the structuring and co-underwriting last year of a Stand-by facility for up to eleven A319. In total HSH Nordbank has financed 27 Airbus 319 including outstanding commitments for easyJet.

“EasyJet has grown into a major player in the European air transport market since it`s inception in 1995 and we are very proud to have partnered easyJet through this time of impressive and successful growth. We are looking forward to continuing to support the airline’s further growth and fleet expansion as a dedicated finance partner”, says Mathis Shinnick.

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