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MUFG Captures Second Consecutive Global Bank of the Year Award From Project Finance International Magazine

2016 Honor Reflects MUFG's Eighth Consecutive Year as Most Active Leader Arranger for Project Financings in the Americas

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New York, February 16, 2017 - Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) today announced it was named 2016's Global Bank of the Year by Project Finance International, the second consecutive year the bank has captured the magazine's top annual honor.

Among MUFG's 2016 accomplishments, the honor reflects MUFG's role as the most active Lead Arranger for project financings in the Americas for the eighth year in a row.1

One of the world's leading financial groups, MUFG also was a significant participant in client transactions which were recognized by PFI with the following awards for the Americas:

  • Americas Power Deal of the Year: CPV Towantic
  • Latin American Power Deal of the Year: TEN

"This award is an indication of how well a team can perform when it has the full faith and cooperation of its clients," said Jon Lindenberg, MUFG's Deputy Head of Investment Banking and Head of Project Finance for the Americas. "My MUFG colleagues and I are proud to support our clients as they create some of the world's most innovative and advanced projects. Further, we would like to thank PFI, one of the most respected publications in our industry, for recognizing MUFG's commitment and efforts in this critical sector."

About MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation
Headquartered in New York, MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation is a financial holding company and bank holding company with total assets of $148.1 billion at December 31, 2016. Its main subsidiaries are MUFG Union Bank, N.A. and MUFG Securities Americas Inc. MUFG Union Bank, N.A. provides an array of financial services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, and major corporations. As of December 31, 2016, MUFG Union Bank, N.A. operated 365 branches, comprised primarily of retail banking branches in the West Coast states, along with commercial branches in Texas, Illinois, New York and Georgia, as well as two international offices. MUFG Securities Americas Inc. is a registered securities broker-dealer which engages in capital markets origination transactions, private placements, collateralized financings, securities borrowing and lending transactions, and domestic and foreign debt and equities securities transactions. MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation is owned by The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., one of the world's leading financial groups. The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. Visit or for more information. 

About MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.)
MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.) is one of the world's leading financial groups, with total assets of approximately $2.6 trillion (USD) as of December 31, 2016. Headquartered in Tokyo and with approximately 350 years of history, MUFG is a global network with more than 2,200 offices in nearly 50 countries. The Group has more than 140,000 employees and about 300 entities, offering services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. The Group's operating companies include Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (Japan's leading trust bank), and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co., Ltd., one of Japan's largest securities firms. Through close partnerships among our operating companies, the Group aims to "be the world's most trusted financial group," flexibly responding to all of the financial needs of our customers, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world. MUFG's shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York (MTU) stock exchanges. Visit

(1) According to Thomson Reuters.