29 October 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, the helicopter operating leasing business of Macquarie Group (“Macquarie”) (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), today agreed to acquire two S-92A™ and two S-76D™ helicopters from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Macquarie and Sikorsky also agreed to a number of options for additional S-92A and S-76D helicopters. These helicopters will be initially configured for the oil and gas service markets.
The purchase agreement was announced during the National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Stephen Cook, Global Head of Transportation Finance, Macquarie Group, said: “Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing's vision is to provide flexible, cost effective operating-leasing options tailored for our customers. Macquarie's acquisition of these Sikorsky helicopters serves to reaffirm our strong financial commitment to our rotorcraft customers in the oil and gas sector. The acquisition will provide customers with access to a portfolio of new helicopters and the flexibility of multiple sale and leaseback options, in addition to electing to lease pre-owned helicopters."
About Macquarie Group
Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie's main business focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services to clients. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 28 countries and employs more than 13,600 people. Assets under management total approximately $362 billion at March 31, 2013. For more information, visit www.macquarie.com/us.
About Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing
Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing will be a leading commercial helicopter operating lessor, focusing on turbine powered helicopters across a range of commercial applications. The business will invest in a variety of assets from a range of equipment manufacturers, leasing those assets to operators throughout the globe. For more information, visit www.macquarierotorcraft.com.
For further information, please contact:
Corporate Communications, Macquarie Group
Tel: +1 212 231 1310