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Mitsubishi Opens New U.S. Railcar Leasing Base Office, Appoints President, CEO

December 14, 2017, 07:07 AM
Filed Under: Rail Transportation

Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited ("MUL") announced that it opened an MUL Railcars, Inc. ("MULR") office in Portland, Oregon. The new office serves as the base of operations for the Company's railcar leasing business in the U.S.

MUL has steadily expanded its railcar business primarily through a strategic business alliance with The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. ("GBX"), a U.S. based leading international builder and supplier of railcar equipment and services. In order to keep pace with the growth of MUL's rail business in the U.S., the Company has committed to the establishment of a fully staffed office dedicated to its independent rail car leasing activity.

James T. Sharp has been appointed as the President and CEO of MULR. Sharp has extensive executive experience in railcar leasing, including multiple senior executive roles at GBX.

During this next phase of development, the Group aims to expand its portfolio to hold 25,000 railroad cars by 2020, and position itself to grow into the top 10 companies in the U.S. railcar leasing market. MULR will continue to grow a diverse portfolio through primary and secondary acquisition channels and build a professional leasing organization that delivers competitive & comprehensive leasing and service solutions in keeping with MUL's high standards for integrity and customer focus

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