Willis Lease Finance Corporation Named Title Sponsor of Green Beret Foundation Charity Event

COCONUT CREEK, Fla., Oct. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: WLFC) (“WLFC”) is thrilled to announce that it is joining the 2022 Green Berets at the Golden Bear Charity Golf Tournament in as its title sponsor. The tournament has already raised over $125,000 in sponsorships and donations, with the net proceeds exclusively benefiting the Green Beret Foundation (“GBF”).

“As title sponsor, we hope to inspire others to support the GBF,” said Austin C. Willis, executive director of the WLFC, who served as a Green Beret with the US Army’s 20th Special Forces Group. “This event is a great way to spend time with U.S. Army Special Forces veterans in a casual setting and gain insight into how the GBF supports them in times of need,” Willis remarked.

“We are thrilled to partner with WLFC for this year’s event, which helps support our mission to provide Special Forces soldiers and their families with emergency, immediate and ongoing support through our five program pillars. Injury Support, Health & Wellness Support, Family Support, Gold Star & Surviving Families Support, and Transition Support,” said GBF Executive Director Brent Cooper.

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 engines and aircraft equipment provided by its subsidiary, Willis Aeronautical Services, Inc. Along with the business units Willis Engine Repair Center US/UK and Jet Center by Willis, as well as the subsidiary Willis Aviation Services Limited, the Company’s service offerings also include Part 145 engine maintenance, aircraft line and base maintenance, aircraft teardown, parking and storage, airport FBO and ground handling services.

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 war, terrorist activities and the COVID-19 pandemic; changes in oil prices, rising inflation 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 the purchase, sale and lease of equipment, 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 flight operations, aircraft maintenance, accounting standards and taxes; the market value of engines and other assets in our portfolio; and risks detailed in the company’s annual report on Form 10-K and other ongoing reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Lynn Kohler
Manager, Corporate Communications
(415) 328-4798


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