CIC, Helaba, Seabury and SMBCE closed the first ever aircraft finance lease under the New Turkish Finance Lease law for Turkish Airlines

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CIC, Helaba, Seabury and SMBCE closed the first ever aircraft finance lease under the New Turkish Finance Lease law for Turkish Airlines

CIC, Helaba, Seabury and SMBCE closed the first ever aircraft finance lease under the New Turkish Finance Lease law for Turkish Airlines

Crédit Industriel et Commercial (”CIC”), Landesbank Hessen Thüringen Girozentrale (“Helaba”), Seabury Advisors LLC  (“Seabury”) and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited (“SMBCE”) have closed a financing for Turkish Airlines (“THY”) to finance the acquisition of one new Airbus 321-231 aircraft. The financing package consisted of a commercial credit loan combined with a French optimised lease structure and was the first aircraft finance lease under the new Turkish Lease law replacing the former 1985 one. The financing successfully closed on January 23rd coinciding with the aircraft delivery.

CIC was the sole lease arranger and provider of the equity of the optimized lease structure. Seabury was the debt structuring and placement agent, with Helaba and SMBCE as co-arrangers, and i.a. CIC as co-lenders. CIC is the facility agent and Helaba acts as security trustee.

THY has also mandated the same institutions to execute the same financing package for 3 other Airbus 321 aircraft which are scheduled to delivered by April 2013. All finance parties and the lawyers (Norton Rose, Dikici, and Gide) are proud to contribute to the success of THY.

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