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Willis Lease Finance Corporation Named Partner Force Sponsor for Green Beret Foundation Charity Event

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla., Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: WLFC) (“Willis”), a leading lessor of commercial jet engines, is excited to announce they are joining the Hilton Grand Vacations 2021 Green Berets at Golden Bear charity golf tournament as Partner Force Sponsor. Proceeds of the tournament will exclusively benefit the Green Beret Foundation (“GBF”).

“By working with GBF, we can directly support the soldiers, and the families of soldiers, who have put themselves in harm’s way to execute 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, Executive Director of GBF, remarked, “We are grateful to Willis whose continuous support has aided us in our relentless efforts in supporting 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-famous Jack Nicklaus-designed Golden Bear Club in Keene's Pointe in Orlando, Florida - home club of 2021 Masters Champion Hideki Matsuyama.

For additional tournament details, visit www.orlandocharitygolf.com.

Willis Lease Finance Corporation

Willis Lease Finance Corporation leases large and regional spare commercial aircraft engines, auxiliary power units and aircraft to airlines, aircraft engine manufacturers and maintenance, repair and overhaul providers in 120 countries. These leasing activities are integrated with engine and aircraft trading, engine lease pools and asset management services supported by cutting edge technology through its subsidiary, Willis Asset Management Limited, as well as various end-of-life solutions for engines and aviation materials provided through 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 unduly rely 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 forward-looking statements. Factors that might 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 activity, changes in oil prices and other disruptions to the world markets; trends in the airline industry and our ability to capitalize on those trends, including growth rates of markets and other economic factors; risks associated with owning and leasing jet engines and aircraft; our ability to successfully negotiate equipment purchases, sales and leases, to collect outstanding amounts due and to control costs and expenses; changes in interest rates and availability of capital, both to us and 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 continuing reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT:

Scott B. Flaherty

Chief Financial Officer

(561) 349-9989


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