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MUFG Wins Americas Bank of the Year for 2015 from IJGlobal Magazine as Industry Recognition for Project Finance Group Continues

In Addition to Top Honor, MUFG Also Captures Nine ‘Deal of the Year' Awards

Lauren Sambrotto

New York, March 17, 2016—Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG), one of the world's leading financial groups, today announced it was named Americas Bank of the Year for 2015 by IJGlobal, the project finance and infrastructure magazine's top annual regional honor. 

In addition to capturing the publication's most prestigious accolade (also known as Americas Mandated Lead Arranger), MUFG Americas' Project Finance team also won nine IJGlobal Deal of the Year awards, with seven of the winning transactions derived from North America and two from Latin America. 

The IJGlobal honors, awarded last night, are the latest in a remarkable run of industry recognition for the MUFG Americas' Project Finance group: last month, the team won Global Bank of the Year—and 12 Deal of the Year awards—from Project Finance International Magazine. 

"We are extremely grateful to IJGlobal for having recognized MUFG's success and efforts in the project finance sector," said Jon Lindenberg, MUFG's head of project finance for the Americas. "For us, these awards signify an appreciation of the faith our clients have placed in us. Their trust in MUFG allows us to more effectively support them as they seek to achieve their financing goals." The following are the IJGlobal Deal of the Year awards won by MUFG Americas' Project Finance team:

  • North American Power Bond Deal of the Year: Pio Pico Gas-Fired Peaker Plant, California
  • North American LNG Deal of the Year: Corpus Christi, Texas
  • North American M&A Deal of the Year: Indiana Toll Road Acquisition
  • North American Rail Deal of the Year: Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Line, Canada
  • North American Roads Deal of the Year: New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project, Canada
  • North American Solar Deal of the Year: Silver State South Photovoltaic Project, Nevada
  • North American Midstream Deal of the Year: Waha San Elizario & Presidio Gas Pipelines, Mexico/US Border
  • Latin American Airport Deal of the Year: Mexico City New International Airport/ NAICM
  • Latin American Multi-Source Financing Deal of the Year: Lima Metro Line 2, Peru

IJGlobal is one of the leading sources on project finance structure, policy, pricing, key players influencing transactions, and trends. 

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 $116.2 billion at December 31, 2015. Its principal subsidiary, 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, 2015, MUFG Union Bank, N.A. operated 369 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 Americas Holdings Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., one of the leading financial groups. 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 ¥295.8 trillion (JPY) or $2.5 trillion (USD)1, as of December 31, 2015. Headquartered in Tokyo and with approximately 350 years of history, MUFG is a global network with about 1,200 offices in nearly 50 countries. The Group has over 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 or 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. Visit

(1)Exchange rate of 1 USD=¥120.6 (JPY) as of December 30, 2015