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ORIX To Acquire 30% Stake in Avolon with an Enterprise Value of US$23.7BN


Japanese financial services group to join Avolon's shareholder base
providing a significant credit enhancement

Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces that ORIX
Corporation ("ORIX"), through its wholly owned subsidiary ORIX Aviation
Systems ("ORIX Aviation"), has entered into an agreement to acquire a
30% stake in Avolon from Bohai Capital ("Bohai") (the "Transaction").
The Transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and Bohai
shareholder approval. Bohai's largest shareholder, HNA Group, has
provided its commitment to the Transaction. The Transaction is expected
to complete in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Transactions Highlights

- ORIX Aviation to acquire a 30% shareholding in Avolon for US$2.2
billion, based on 31 March 2018 NAV subject to customary closing

- Transaction implies an Avolon enterprise value of US$23.7 billion, as
at 31 March 2018

- ORIX is rated A-/A3/A- by Fitch, Moody's and S&P respectively. For the
12 months to 31 March 2018 ORIX reported revenue of US$25.6 billion and
net income of US$2.8 billion.

- Diversifies and strengthens the financial profile of Avolon's
shareholder base

- Scale investment from an experienced sector participant highlights the
attractiveness of the aircraft leasing sector, the Avolon platform and
management team

- Governance structure enhances protections for minority shareholder
and, indirectly, debt investors

- Facilitates positive credit rating momentum at Avolon

- Enhances Avolon's profile in the Japanese financial markets and
creates the opportunity for further collaboration with ORIX Aviation, a
S&P ranked aircraft lessor, asset manager and trading company

Dómhnal Slattery, Avolon CEO, commented: "ORIX is a strong,
investment grade institution with a proven track record in the leasing
sector over multiple industry cycles. We are delighted to welcome ORIX
as a shareholder alongside Bohai. This transaction builds on this team's
track record of partnering with leading global financial institutions as
shareholders. We will benefit from ORIX's experience and relationships
as we continue to build Avolon's financial strength and industry

Our new shareholder structure and the associated enhancements to our
governance framework will also accelerate our momentum towards an
investment grade rating – a key objective for our business."

Governance & Board
As part of the Transaction, Bohai and
ORIX will put in place a new shareholder agreement which includes a
governance framework with significant protections for the minority
shareholder. On completion of the Transaction, the revised Avolon Board
will be comprised of two ORIX Directors, three Bohai Directors, Avolon
CEO, Dómhnal Slattery, as executive Director, and one independent

About ORIX Corporation
ORIX Corporation (TSE: 8591; NYSE:
IX) is an opportunistic, diversified, innovation-driven global
powerhouse with a proven track record of profitability. Established in
1964, ORIX at present operates a diverse portfolio of businesses in the
operations, financial services, and investment spaces. ORIX's highly
complementary business activities span industries including: energy,
private equity, infrastructure, automotive, ship and aircraft, real
estate and retail financial services. ORIX has also spread its business
globally by establishing locations in a total of 38 countries and
regions across the world (As of March 31, 2018).

ORIX Corporation entered the aircraft finance and leasing sector in 1978
and has accumulated aviation experience through multiple cycles over the
past 40 years. In 1991, it established ORIX Aviation in Dublin, Ireland
to get a foothold in the aircraft operating lease business.

About ORIX Aviation
ORIX Aviation is a 100% subsidiary of
ORIX Corporation of Japan. ORIX Aviation owns and manages over 200
aircraft and leases them to more than 70 airlines located in over 30
countries. ORIX Aviation is headquartered in Dublin with offices in Hong
Kong and a team of 85 professionals with USD10 billion of aircraft
assets under management. For the 12 months to 31 March 2018, ORIX
Aviation has bought, sold or leased over 100 aircraft valued in excess
of USD4 billion.

ORIX Aviation is focused primarily on investing and trading
opportunities in the aircraft leasing and aircraft asset management
space while maintaining a strong balance sheet of owned assets to
support stable long term profits and future growth. ORIX Aviation is
ranked by S&P Global Ratings as "Strong" as a commercial aircraft lease

The asset management clients of ORIX Aviation are investors based in
Japan, US funds and international banks and financial investors.

About Avolon
Headquartered in Ireland, with offices in the
United States, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Avolon provides
aircraft leasing and lease management services. Avolon is a
wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of Bohai Capital Holding Co., Ltd., a
Chinese public company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SLE:
000415). Avolon is the world's third largest aircraft leasing business
with an owned, managed and committed fleet, as of 30 June, 2018 of 890

Avolon's financial and legal advisors for the Transaction were Morgan
Stanley & Co. LLC and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP respectively.



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