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September 13, 2016 14:00 ET

Meridian Selects EPIC Fuels to Supply West Coast Expansion

World-Class FBO at Hayward Executive Airport will also serve as West Coast base for Meridian Air Charter and Meridian Aircraft Management

IRVING, TX--(Marketwired - September 13, 2016) - EPIC Fuels, a leading fuel supplier in the general and commercial aviation industries, is pleased to announce that Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, has selected the company as the branded fuel supplier for Meridian's new fixed-base operations (FBO) at Hayward Executive Airport (HWD) in Hayward, California.

The FBO features a newly constructed 6,300-sq-ft FBO terminal and offices, a spacious 30,000-sq-ft hangar, able to accommodate any corporate aircraft up to and including a Global Express and Gulfstream G650, and a 3.5-acre ramp. Additionally, Meridian will provide charter and management services, and eventually a Part 145 repair station and aircraft detailing at Hayward. Jet and avgas will be supplied by EPIC Fuels and the FBO will also accept the EPIC Card.

Meridian, which has a 50-year lease on the property, says that a second 12,000-sq-ft terminal, two 40,000-sq-ft hangars and an additional seven acres of ramp space will be added in the near future. Located on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, Hayward is centrally-located between San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland. The airport has no curfew and, like Teterboro, is a General Aviation-specific airport, with no commercial airline traffic.

"After an extensive review of fuel suppliers, we chose EPIC Fuels as our partner because of their outstanding reputation in the industry; especially in terms of safety record, cost-effectiveness and excellent customer service," said Ken Forester, Meridian CEO. "Starting up an entirely new operation that lives up to the Meridian name requires excellence on all fronts and we're confident that EPIC Fuels is the right partner for us as we build an exceptional, world-class facility at Hayward."

About EPIC

EPIC Fuels is a global supplier of fuels and services to FBOs, commercial airlines, airports, ground fueling operators, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and other government agencies around the world. Our largest customers include Fortune 500 flight departments, top-tier FBOs, major airlines, charter and cargo operators as well as all branches of the U.S. military. In addition, we offer the EPIC Card, an aviation fuel card for retail or contract fuel purchases and ancillary services. The EPIC Card is accepted both in and out of network, at over 8,000 locations worldwide. For more information, please visit us online at www.EPICFuels.com.

About Meridian

Meridian is a full-service, private aviation company headquartered at Teterboro Airport (TEB) in Teterboro, NJ, located just minutes from New York City. Meridian owns and operates businesses that include Air Charter, Aircraft Management, Aircraft Maintenance, and a world-class Executive Terminal / FBO. Meridian also has charter sales offices located at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) and Sonoma County Airport (STS) in California. In 2016, the company is opening its second FBO at Hayward Executive Airport (HWD) in Hayward, CA. Meridian has earned numerous industry awards and accolades for its exceptional service and high safety standards, including: 2016 Top Rated FBO in Northeast by AIN FBO Survey; 2016 Top US FBO in Northeast by FltPlan.com; 2016 Best FBO at TEB by Professional Pilot PRASE Survey; 2016 Best CSRs by Professional Pilot PRASE Survey (#3 for Betsy Wines and #5 for Victor Seda); ARG/US Platinum Rated; IS-BAO Registered (Stage 2); Wyvern Wingman Certified. For more information, please visit our website at www.meridian.aero or call us at 201-288-5040.

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