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February 2013

Part 1: Progressive Railroading's 2013 Finance & Leasing Guide - Preface

Part 2: Banks - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2013

Part 3: Equipment Providers/Equipment Management Services - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2013

Part 4: Finance Companies - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2013

Part 5: Investment Banks - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2013

Part 6: Lessors - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2013

Part 7: Professional Services/Consulting - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2013

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Banks - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2013

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch Surface Transportation - Rail

135 S. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60603
Attn: Robert Hamman

Description of services: Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Surface Transportation's Rail Team serves short-line and regional railroads, rail supply and service companies, and equipment lessors. The team's goal is to provide competitive financing for working capital, acquisition, capital expansion or leasing. It also offers cash management, capital markets and investment banking advisory services, foreign exchange, interest-rate and fuel hedging services.

Contact: Robert Hamman, Senior Vice President, 312-904-7621 Fax: 312-453-3547,

DVB Transport (U.S.) L.L.C. Representative Office of DVB Bank SE

609 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10017; Fax: 212-858-2670

Description of services: DVB Bank's Land Transport Finance Division, with New York and Frankfurt offices and a dedicated rail team, provides senior-secured asset financing loans for new/used rail cars and locomotives for operating companies, as well as equipment manufacturers and leasing companies. Product offerings include structured debt into leveraged lease and cross-border lease structures, mezzanine and junior debt, mortgage financing, debt underwriting, as well as international mergers and acquisitions advisory and cross border lease arrangement focused on rolling stock assets.

Contact: United States — Joe Devoe, Managing Director,, 212-858-2616.
— Martin Metz, Managing Director and Head of Land Transport Finance Division,, +49-69-97504-350

Fifth Third Bank - Surface Transportation Group

222 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606

Description of services: A lending and leasing group focused on providing banking and lending solutions for railroads, rail-car lessors, railroad supply companies and industrial shippers.

Contact: Robert Hart, VP and Managing Director Surface Transportation,
Mark Gerlach, VP-Surface Transportation Group, 312-704-2990,

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