||Mark Herr, News Media
Terri Watson, Investment Community
AIG NAMES HENRI COURPRON
ILFC PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
NEW YORK, May 18, 2010 American International Group, Inc. (AIG) and International Lease Finance
Corporation (ILFC) announced today that aviation industry veteran Henri Courpron has joined ILFC as
President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Courpron, 47, succeeds ILFC Vice Chairman Alan Lund,
who has served as interim ILFC President and CEO since March. Mr. Courpron will be based in ILFCs
Los Angeles headquarters.
Henri Courpron, one of the aviation industrys most experienced leaders, is joining the ILFC
team at a very exciting time, said Robert H. Benmosche, AIG President and CEO. ILFC, the leading
franchise in the aviation leasing arena, is clearly positioned for the future, and we are greatly
looking forward to Henris leadership as we continue to extend ILFCs position as the industrys
ILFC has established real momentum over the last several months, Mr. Benmosche said.
Having stabilized the companys financial position, ILFC is now ready to begin growing its fleet.
We have reiterated our commitment and the depth of our resources available to our customers across
the industry, and the financial markets have demonstrated their confidence in the ILFC team and
franchise. As is well-known, ILFC has raised more than $8 billion in liquidity from new debt, bank
debt maturity extensions, and aircraft sales.
Id like to personally thank Alan Lund for his leadership and dedication, Mr. Benmosche
said. Much of the credit for the dramatic improvement in ILFCs financial position belongs with
Alan, and we are delighted that he has agreed to remain during the transition. Alan is a true
Henri is well-known in the aviation industry for his customer focus, and ILFC and its
customers will benefit from that as we remain committed to ILFCs position as a strong, enduring
franchise, said Douglas M. Steenland, chairman of ILFCs Board and a member of the AIG Board of
Henri Courpron began his aviation career in 1987 with Aérospatiale + Airbus-France, where he
held management positions in procurement and sales before moving to Airbus-North America to serve
from 1992 to 2005 in various executive positions, including President and CEO of Airbus North
America Holdings. He returned to France where he served until 2007 as Airbus Executive Vice
President Procurement. He joins ILFC from the Seabury Group, an advisory and investment banking
firm in aviation and aerospace based in New York and Toulouse, France, where he was President.
ILFC is the international market leader in the leasing and remarketing of advanced technology
commercial jet aircraft to airlines around the world. ILFC owns a portfolio consisting of
approximately 1,000 jet aircraft.
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American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading international insurance
organization with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve
commercial, institutional and individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide
property-casualty networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of
life insurance and retirement services around the world. AIG common stock is listed on the New
York Stock Exchange, as well as the stock exchanges in Ireland and Tokyo.