Willis Lease Finance Corporation named Force Partner

COCONUT CREEK, Fla., Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: WLFC) (“Willis”), a leading commercial jet engine lessor, is pleased to announce that it joins the Hilton Grand Vacations 2021 Green Berets at the Golden Bear Charity Golf Tournament as a partner force sponsor. Proceeds from the tournament will exclusively benefit the Green Beret Foundation (“GBF”).

“Working with GBF, we can directly support soldiers and soldier families who have put themselves at risk to perform the majority of special operations over the past 20 years,” said Austin C. Willis, senior vice president, Corporate development of Willis and former Green Beret.

Brent Cooper, GBF Executive Director, said, “We are grateful to Willis whose continued support has helped us in our tireless efforts to support the U.S. Army Special Forces Regiment and its families.

This year’s GBF tournament will be held on November 8, 2021 at the world-renowned Jack Nicklaus-designed Golden Bear Club at Keene’s Pointe in Orlando, Florida – host club to 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama.

For more details on the tournament, visit www.orlandocharitygolf.com.

Willis Lease Finance Corporation

Willis Lease Finance Corporation leases spare large and regional commercial aircraft engines, auxiliary power units and aircraft to airlines, aircraft engine manufacturers and maintenance, repair and overhaul providers in 120 countries. These leasing businesses are integrated with engine and aircraft trading, engine leasing pools and asset management services backed by advanced technology through its subsidiary, Willis Asset Management Limited, as well as various end-of-life solutions for aircraft engines and equipment provided by its subsidiary, Willis Aeronautical Services, Inc.

Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Do not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which give only expectations about the future and are not guarantees. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update them. Our actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause such a difference include, but are not limited to: the effects on the airline industry and the global economy of events such as terrorist activities, changes in oil prices and other disruptions in global markets; trends in the airline industry and our ability to capitalize on these trends, including market growth rates and other economic factors; risks associated with owning and leasing jet engines and aircraft; our ability to successfully negotiate equipment purchases, sales and leases, collect amounts due and control costs and expenses; changes in interest rates and the availability of capital, both to us and to our customers; our ability to continue to meet changing customer demands; regulatory changes affecting airline operations, aircraft maintenance, accounting standards and taxes; the market value of engines and other assets in our portfolio; and risks detailed in Willis’ Annual Report on Form 10-K and other ongoing reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Scott B. Flaherty
Financial director
(561) 349-9989

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