Neil Burgess joins Amentum Capital as Head of Marketing & Sales

Dublin, December 4, 2009 - Neil Burgess will be joining Amentum Capital in Dublin as Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing & Sales with effect of 7 December 2009.

He will further strengthen the team’s capabilities in Aircraft placements and acquisition of new assets for the company.

Neil Burgess (40) will join Amentum Capital from CIT Aerospace in New York, where he held the position as Vice President in the Financial Institutions Group for the past three years with responsibilities primarily in Aircraft Trading and developing third party financing structures. Previously he worked for the Airline Marketing side of CIT Aerospace in Dublin and London for almost four years with focus on the European and Middle Eastern airline market. Prior to joining CIT Neil gained his expertise in Aircraft finance and leasing at Abbey National and Airbus Industries.

The Dublin based Amentum Capital Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HSH Nordbank AG and was orginally established in 2005. Amentum offers a broad range of asset management and aviation advisory services to the airline industry and the investment community, delivered by a dedicated team of 14 professionals with extensive aviation and finance experience.

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