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Unchester Joins First American Equipment Finance

January 31, 2013, 07:30 AM

First American Equipment Finance, a City National Bank Company, announced that John Unchester has joined the Company’s management team.

John Unchester has more than 30 years of experience in equipment finance. He was the president of JP Morgan Leasing and Chase Equipment Leasing until 2005. John also held various senior level positions with bank leasing subsidiaries including TD Bank, Citicorp, Chemical Bank and First Fidelity Bancorporation. From 2002-2010, John served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Beacon College in Leesburg, FL, a four-year college dedicated to serving only students with learning disabilities.

“I am delighted that my longtime industry colleague and friend, John Unchester, joined our rapidly growing equipment finance business to assist with our planned expansion,” said Bill Verhelle, CEO of First American. “The recent acquisition of First American by City National Bank provides unprecedented new opportunity. John brings valued experience and perspective to our team.”

John will work in City National Bank’s offices at 400 Park Avenue in New York City.

First American Equipment Finance is wholly owned subsidiary of Los Angeles, CA-based City National Bank, the 24th largest commercial bank in the United States. First American is ranked among the 100 largest leasing companies in the United States, and provides commercial equipment leasing and financing for clients in all 50 states.

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