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MUFG Selected 2016's Best Mandated Lead Arranger For North America and Latin America by IJ Global

Bank's Clients Win Eight 'Deal of the Year' Awards

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Rich Silverman
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New York, March 31, 2017 – Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG), one of the world's largest financial institutions, captured IJ Global's top honors for 2016 by winning the Best Mandated Lead Arranger (MLA) awards for North America and Latin America.

Announced on March 15, 2017 at IJ Global's annual awards ceremony, the event recognizes the best energy and infrastructure transactions over the past year.

The IJ Global tributes are the latest in an impressive run by MUFG, which continues to top league tables and earn recognition for industry leadership in project finance across multiple categories.

"We are proud, happy and flattered to have our work recognized by IJGlobal," said Jon Lindenberg, Deputy Head of Investment Banking and Head of Structured Finance for MUFG. "These awards are truly a testament to the tireless efforts of our team, in addition to being a reflection of the trust we have built with clients."

One of the leading sources on project finance structure, policy, pricing, and trends, IJ Global also presented the following Deal of the Year awards to clients of MUFG America's Project Finance Team:

North America

  • Power: Newark Energy Center, New Jersey;
  • Refinancing: Sabine Pass LNG & Creole Trail Pipeline, Louisiana;
  • M&A: Chicago Skyway Toll Road Concessions Company Acquisition;
  • Roads: Southwest Calgary Ring Road, Alberta, Canada;
  • Rail: Maryland Purple Line LRT; and
  • Solar: Emerald State Solar PV Portfolio.

Latin America

  • Transmission: Transmisora Electrica del Norte (TEN) Transmission Line, Chile; and
  • Solar: El Pelicano Solar PV Power Plant, Chile.

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