SOURCE: ECN Capital Corp

ECN Capital

April 03, 2017 09:30 ET

ECN Capital Completes Sale of US Equipment Finance Business to PNC

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 03, 2017) - ECN Capital Corp. (TSX: ECN) ("ECN Capital" or the "Company"), announced today it has completed the previously announced sale of the company's US Commercial and Vendor (C&V) Finance business to PNC Financial Services Group (PNC) on the previously agreed terms. With the sale, ECN Capital is now a more focused company.

As previously communicated, effective today, all US C&V Finance employees and office in Horsham, Pennsylvania have transitioned to PNC.

"This is a great business operated by amazing partners and we know it is in great hands with PNC," said Steven Hudson, ECN Capital's Chief Executive Officer.

About ECN Capital Corp.

With total owned and managed assets of more than $7.5 billion at December 31, 2016, ECN Capital Corp. (TSX: ECN) is one of North America's leading equipment finance companies. ECN Capital operates across North America in three verticals of the equipment finance market (Rail Finance, Commercial & Vendor Finance, and Commercial Aviation Finance).

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