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CIT Closes C$515 Million Canadian Equipment Receivables Securitization
Represents CIT’s First Canadian Securitization Since 2009
Thursday, July 19, 2012 05:00 PM
The participation of investors from both Canada and the U.S. demonstrates the broad interest in CIT and our continued success accessing diverse and cost efficient funding sources.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) cit.com, a leading provider of financing to small businesses and middle market companies, today announced that it has closed a C$515(US$511) million equipment receivables securitization.

“This transaction represents our first asset-backed offering involving Canadian assets since 2009,” said John A. Thain, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The participation of investors from both Canada and the U.S. demonstrates the broad interest in CIT and our continued success accessing diverse and cost efficient funding sources.”

CIT sold three classes of fixed rate notes in a private offering backed by a pool of Canadian equipment receivables from CIT’s Vendor Finance business segment. The weighted average fixed coupon is 2.285%, which represents a weighted average credit spread of 1.31% over benchmark Government of Canada treasury rates. The securitization had a net advance rate of 96.75%. Details of the transaction are as follows:

      Class A-1     Class A-2     Class B
Size     C$176,730,000     C$307,122,000     C$30,880,000
Ratings (Moody's/DBRS)     Aaa(sf)/AAA(sf)     Aaa(sf)/AAA(sf)     A1(sf)/A(sf)
Weighted Average Life to Call (Years)1     0.43     1.88     3.25
Credit Spread to Benchmark     0.75%     1.15%     2.65%
Fixed Rate Coupon     1.705%     2.114%     3.708%

Calculated based on a 9% conditional prepayment rate assuming the issuer exercises its optional prepayment right when the pool balance under the securitization is less than 10% of the initial pool balance.

CIT intends to use proceeds from the transaction for general corporate purposes.

BofA Merrill Lynch and RBC Capital Markets served as joint lead bookrunners on the transaction.

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About CIT Vendor Finance

CIT Vendor Finance is a leader in developing business solutions for small businesses and middle market companies for the acquisition of equipment and value-added services. It creates tailored equipment financing and leasing programs for manufacturers, distributors and product resellers across industries that are designed to help them increase sales. Through these programs, it provides equipment financing and value-added services, from invoicing to asset disposition, to meet its customers’ needs. cit.com/vendorfinance

About CIT

Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a bank holding company with more than $34 billion in financing and leasing assets. A member of the Fortune 500, it provides financing and leasing capital to its more than one million small business and middle market clients and their customers across more than 30 industries. CIT maintains leadership positions in small business and middle market lendingfactoringretail financeaerospaceequipment and rail leasing, and global vendor finance. CIT also operates CIT Bank (Member FDIC), BankOnCIT.com, its primary bank subsidiary, which offers a suite of online savings options designed to help customers achieve a range of financial goals. cit.com

 

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