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Macquarie AirFinance agrees SLB with AirAsia X for three A330- 300s

Dublin, 29 August 2014

Macquarie AirFinance, a global aircraft leasing company based in Dublin, Ireland, announced today that it had finalised agreements with AirAsia X, the Malaysia-based long-haul, LCC for purchase and leaseback of three, new Airbus A330-300 aircraft, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent engines. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in February 2015, April 2015 and September 2015.

John Willingham, Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie AirFinance, commented: "We welcome AirAsia X as a major new customer and we look forward to deepening our partnership with the broader AirAsia family. We have admired the pioneering work that AirAsia X has done in the medium and long haul low cost space and we're pleased to be contributing to the expansion of that strategy."

Azran Osman-Rani, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X commented: "We're proud to be working together with Macquarie AirFinance on this strategically important transaction. We share the same views on the long-term value of the A330-300 and the growth potential in the wide-body market. The professionalism and efficiency that the Macquarie AirFinance team demonstrated on this transaction gives us a lot of confidence that we will expand this relationship even further as we keep growing in the future."

About Macquarie AirFinance
Macquarie AirFinance is a global aircraft leasing company providing aircraft and capital to the world's commercial airlines, and advisory and management services to aircraft owners. Established in 2006 and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, the company currently owns, or manages 136 jet aircraft leased to 73 operators in 43 countries, across 6 continents.

Contact:
Stephen Yan
Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Macquarie Group
125 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
Tel: +1 (212) 231 1277