For the Second Straight Year, and Sixth Time in the Past Eight Years, MUFG Led All Private Sector Banks in Bloomberg's Annual New Energy Finance Rankings
New York, January 26, 2018 – Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG), the world's fifth largest bank, today announced that it finished atop the 2017 global Lead Arranger rankings for financing clean-energy and energy-smart technologies. By claiming the No. 1 position on Bloomberg's annual New Energy Finance league table, MUFG has now placed first among private sector banks for the second consecutive year, and sixth time in the past eight years.
In 2017, MUFG financed 63 clean-energy and energy-smart technology projects, totaling $4.3 billion in credits for a market share of 7.96%, according to Bloomberg. These figures represent a year-over-year increase from 2016, when MUFG led 53 deals for total credits of $2.9 billion. In the year-ago standings, MUFG placed first among lead arrangers for private sector banks after finishing second in 2015 and first in 2014, 2012, and 2010. MUFG led all lenders in 2013.
In the Americas, approximately 66% of MUFG's total project finance lending in the power sector goes to renewable-energy projects.
"We are proud of MUFG's leadership in renewables finance and the work that our clients have done to help the world move toward a clean energy future," said Jonathan Lindenberg, MUFG's deputy head of investment banking and head of structured finance for the Americas.
Among MUFG's most notable 2017 renewable projects in the Americas were the:
About MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation
Headquartered in New York, MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation is a financial holding company, bank holding company and intermediate holding company with total assets of $154.9 billion at September 30, 2017. 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 September 30, 2017, MUFG Union Bank, N.A. operated 361 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 18 PurePoint Financial Centers and 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. The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., which is one of the world's leading financial groups. Visit www.unionbank.com or www.mufgamericas.com for more information.
About Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world's leading financial groups, with total assets of approximately US$2.7 trillion as of 30 September 2017. Headquartered in Tokyo and with approximately 350 years of history, MUFG is a global network with over 2,300 offices across more than 50 countries. The Group has about 150,000 employees and close to 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. The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. is Japan's premier bank, with a global network spanning around 50 countries. Outside of Japan, the bank offers an extensive scope of commercial and investment banking products and services to businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. 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 (NYSE: MTU) stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.mufg.jp/english.