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Aircastle Ltd (AYR.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Ueberroth

79 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Michael Inglese

56 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Aaron Dahlke

48 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Interim Chief Accounting Officer

Joseph Schreiner

59 2004 Executive Vice President - Technical

Christopher Beers

52 2014 General Counsel

Michael Kriedberg

55 2013 Chief Commercial Officer

Ryusuke Konto

61 2013 Director

Yukihiko Matsumura

60 2016 Director

Gentaro Toya

57 2013 Director

Ronald Allen

75 2006 Independent Director

Giovanni Bisignani

71 2012 Independent Director

Michael Cave

56 2014 Independent Director

Douglas Hacker

61 2006 Independent Director

Ronald Merriman

72 2006 Independent Director

Agnes Mura

67 2013 Independent Director

Charles Pollard

59 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Ueberroth

Mr. Peter V. Ueberroth is Independent Chairman of the Board of Aircastle LTD. He was appointed to our Board on August 2, 2006 and became Chairman of the Board in August 2012. Mr. Ueberroth is an investor in and has served as Chairman of the Contrarian Group, Inc., a business management company, since 1989. He is the co-chairman of Pebble Beach Company and a Director of Bell Riddell Giro, formerly known as Easton Bell Sports. He also served as Director of Adecco SA, an international, publicly traded employment services company; Ambassadors International, Inc., a publicly traded travel services business; Coca-Cola Company and Hilton Hotels Corporation during the past five years. Mr. Ueberroth brings strong leadership skills and extensive experience in the airline and travel industries to the Board. From his leadership roles in other global businesses and from in his past role as Chairman of the United States Olympic Committee, Mr. Ueberroth provides to the Board valuable understanding and perspective of international trends and strategies, particularly with respect to China.

Michael Inglese

Mr. Michael J. Inglese serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company since April 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Inglese served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PanAmSat Holding Corporation, where he served as Chief Financial Officer from June 2000 until the closing of PanAmSat’s sale to Intelsat in July 2006. Mr. Inglese joined PanAmSat in May 1998 as Vice President, Finance after serving as Chief Financial Officer for DIRECTV Japan, Inc. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst who holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University College of Engineering and his MBA from Rutgers Graduate School of Business Management.

Aaron Dahlke

Mr. Aaron Dahlke is the Chief Financial Officer, Interim Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. He became our Chief Accounting Officer in June 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Dahlke was Vice President and Controller of Boullioun Aviation Services Inc. from January 2003 to May 2005. Prior to Boullioun, Mr. Dahlke was at ImageX.com, Inc. and Ernst & Young LLP. He received a B.S. in Accounting from California State University, San Bernardino. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Joseph Schreiner

Mr. Joseph Steven Schreiner is the Executive Vice President - Technical of the Company. Prior to joining Aircastle, Mr. Schreiner oversaw the technical department at AAR Corp, a provider of products and services to the aviation and defense industries from 1998 to 2004 where he managed aircraft and engine evaluations and inspections, aircraft lease transitions, reconfiguration and heavy maintenance. Prior to AAR, Mr. Schreiner spent nineteen years at Boeing (McDonnell-Douglas) in various technical management positions. Mr. Schreiner received a B.S. from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Christopher Beers

Mr. Christopher L. Beers is the General Counsel of the Company. Prior to joining Aircastle, Mr. Beers held senior positions at GE Capital since 2000, including Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at GECAS from 2009 to 2014, and Senior Vice President and General Counsel of GE Transportation Finance from 2006 to 2009. Previously, Mr. Beers was a Senior Associate at the law firm of Milbank Tweed Hadley and McCloy in New York City. Mr. Beers holds a B.S. in Economics from Arizona State University and a J.D. from Pace Law School.

Michael Kriedberg

Mr. Michael Kriedberg is the Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kriedberg served as an Executive Vice President, Aviation Financing Operations of GECAS from August 2009. From January 2008 to August 2009, Mr. Kriedberg was the Chief Investment Officer of GE Capital Corporation (“GECC”) and President of the Bank Loan Group division of GECC from August 2006 to January 2008. Mr. Kriedberg holds a B.S. in Economics from SUNY Albany and a Master’s degree in Accounting from Pace University.

Ryusuke Konto

Mr. Ryusuke Konto is the Director of Aircastle Limited, effective August 2, 2013. In April 2013, Mr. Konto was appointed to our Board on August 2, 2013 by Marubeni Corporation. In April 2013, Mr. Konto was appointed as Chairman of Marubeni Aerospace Corporation which specializes in import and supply of foreign products and parts for the aerospace and defense sectors in Japan. Mr. Konto served as an Executive Officer of Marubeni Corporation from 2009 to 2011 and in Dubai as Marubeni's Regional CEO for the Middle East and North Africa in 2009 and in Los Angeles as Senior Executive Vice President and COO of Marubeni America Corporation from 2010 to 2011. From 2007 to 2008, he served as Senior Operating Officer, Transportation Machinery Division and from 2003 to 2006, as Director, Aerospace & Defense Systems Unit of Marubeni Corporation. Mr. Konto brings to the Board extensive experience in international business. He has over 25 years experience in the aviation industry and maintains high-level contacts with major manufacturers in the aviation industry as well as Asian airlines which may in the future be customers of the Company. Mr. Konto was designated to the Board by Marubeni pursuant to the Shareholder Agreement between the Company and Marubeni, dated June 6, 2013, as described in Certain Relationships and Related Party Transactions – Shareholder Agreement for Sale of Common Shares to Marubeni Corporation.

Yukihiko Matsumura

Mr. Yukihiko Matsumura is Director of the Company. Mr. Matsumura was appointed to our Board on May 26, 2016 by Marubeni Corporation. Mr. Matsumura is the President and CEO of Marubeni America Corporation. From April 2015 to April 2016, Mr. Matsumura was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Investor Relations and Credit Ratings, Marubeni Corporation. From 2012 to 2015, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Accounting and Finance Department. Mr. Matsumura has over 25 years experience in the finance industry and brings to the Board extensive experience in operations, strategic planning and financial matters.

Gentaro Toya

Mr. Gentaro Toya is Director of Aircastle Limited. Mr. Toya was appointed to our Board on August 2, 2013 by Marubeni Corporation. In August 2013, Mr. Toya was appointed as Executive Vice President of Marubeni America Corporation which is a general trading company, engaged as an intermediary, importer/exporter, facilitator or broker in various types of trade between and among business enterprises and countries. From 2010 to 2012, he served as Senior Operating Officer, Transportation Machinery Division and from 2007 to 2009, as Director, Aerospace & Defense Systems Unit of Marubeni Corporation. Mr. Toya has over 25 years experience in the aviation industry and brings to the Board extensive experience in operations, strategic planning and financial matters relevant to the aviation industry. He maintains high-level contacts with major manufacturers in the aviation industry as well as Asian airlines which may in the future be customers of the Company.

Ronald Allen

Mr. Ronald W. Allen is Independent Director of Aircastle Limited. He was appointed to our Board on August 2, 2006. Mr. Allen served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Aaron’s, Inc. from November 2011 to February 2012 and then as President until April 2014 and as Chief Executive Officer until his retirement in August 2014. Mr. Allen also served as a Director of Aaron’s, Inc. from 1997 until August 2014 and as Chairman of the Board from November 2012 until April 2014. Mr. Allen retired as the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Delta Air Lines, Inc., one of the world’s largest global airlines, in July 1997 after 34 years with the company. From July 1997 through July 2005, Mr. Allen was a consultant to and Advisory Director of Delta Air Lines, Inc. He previously served as a Director of Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc. from 2006 to 2010, Forward Air Corporation from 2011 to 2013 and Guided Therapeutics, Inc. from 2008 to January 2014. He was elected a Director of Forward Air Corporation in November 2014 and serves as the Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He is also a Director of Coca-Cola Company and serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. The Board has determined that Mr. Allen is “financially literate” as defined by NYSE rules and is a “financial expert” as defined by SEC regulations. Mr. Allen brings to the Board extensive airline experience and aerospace market relationships around the world while also providing valuable perspectives on industry strategy, management and human resources.

Giovanni Bisignani

Mr. Giovanni Bisignani is Independent Director of Aircastle Limited, since May 24, 2012. Mr. Bisignani was the Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association, or IATA, from 2002 to 2011. In 2001, he launched the European travel portal Opodo and served as its Chief Executive Officer. From 1998 to 2001 he served as CEO & Managing Director of SM Logistics, a group of logistics and freight forwarding companies partially owned by General Electric. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Bisignani served as President of Tirrenia di Navigazione, the largest Italian ferry company. He spent five years as CEO and Managing Director of Alitalia from 1989 to 1994. During this time he also served on the IATA Board of Governors. He has been a Member of Pratt & Whitney Advisory Board and Chairman of Galileo International. Mr. Bisignani studied both in Italy (Sapienza University, Rome) and the United States (Harvard Business School). Mr. Bisignani is a member of the Board and Strategic, Remunerations and Nominating committees of SAFRAN Group, a holding company encompassing aircraft engine manufacturing, aerospace, defense and security activities. Designated by Etihad in January 2015, he became a Board member of Alitalia - Società Aerea Italiana and the Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee; he is also a member of the Related Party Committee and the Audit Committee. Mr. Bisignani is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Aviation, Travel & Tourism and is a Visiting Professor, at Cranfield University. Mr. Bisignani brings to the Board strong leadership skills, extensive experience in operations, strategic planning and financial matters relevant to the airline and travel industry and extensive, high-level contacts with airlines.

Michael Cave

Mr. Michael J. Cave is a Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed to our Board on May 22, 2014. Previously, he served as a Senior Vice President of The Boeing Company, the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft from 2007 through his retirement in 2014. Mr. Cave served as President and Principal Executive Officer and as a Director of the Boeing Capital Corporation from 2010 to 2014. Mr. Cave served as a Director of Private Export Funding Corporation from 2010 until 2014. Mr. Cave served as senior vice president of business development and strategy for The Boeing Company, as senior vice president/chief financial officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and as vice president, finance for Boeing Information, Space & Defense Systems from 1998 through 2006. Prior to 1998, Mr. Cave held a variety of other assignments across Boeing's defense and commercial businesses. He was named one of the 100 Most Important Hispanics in Technology and Business for 2006 by Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology magazine. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Purdue University. Mr. Cave is a Director of Harley-Davidson, Inc., Ball Corporation and Esterline Technologies Corporation. The Board has determined that Mr. Cave is “financially literate” as defined by NYSE rules and is a “financial expert” as defined by SEC regulations. Mr. Cave's skills, expertise and experience in engineering and financial services make him an extremely valuable member of the Board, particularly in light of his insights into the various products under development and entering production at both Boeing and its competitors and in light of the many high-level customer relationships that he developed in his time at Boeing Commercial Airplanes and at Boeing Capital Corp., its financing arm.

Douglas Hacker

Mr. Douglas A. Hacker is a Independent Director of Aircastle Limited. He was appointed to our Board on August 2, 2006. Mr. Hacker is currently an independent business executive and formerly served from December 2002 to May 2006 as Executive Vice President, Strategy for UAL Corporation, an airline holding company. Prior to this position, Mr. Hacker served with UAL Corporation as President, UAL Loyalty Services from September 2001 to December 2002 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from July 1999 to September 2001. Mr. Hacker serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Columbia Atlantic Funds, a series of open-end investment companies that are part of the Columbia family of mutual funds. Mr. Hacker serves as a Director of Travelport Worldwide Limited and SpartanNash Company as well as having served as a Director of SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd from 2010 until 2014. The Board has determined that Mr. Hacker is “financially literate” as defined by NYSE rules and is a “financial expert” as defined by SEC regulations. Mr. Hacker’s extensive experience in financial and operating management, including his prior service as an Executive Vice President, Strategy, of a major U.S. airline and his service as Chief Financial Officer of a major U.S. airline, in addition to his depth of knowledge in executive compensation, provide to the Board excellent perspectives on airline financial and operational matters and on aircraft investing, leasing and finance matters, on strategic matters relevant to the Company and on executive compensation.

Ronald Merriman

Mr. Ronald L. Merriman is a Independent Director of Aircastle Limited. He was appointed to our Board on August 2, 2006. Mr. Merriman serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee. He also served as Executive Vice President of Ambassador International, Inc., a publicly traded travel services business, from 1997 to 1999; Executive Vice President of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, a global travel management firm, from 1999 to 2000; and Managing Director of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, a global law firm, from 2000 to 2003. He is also a Director of Pentair, Ltd., (formerly Pentair, Inc.), Realty Income Corporation, and Haemonetics Corporation. The Board has determined that Mr. Merriman is “financially literate” as defined by NYSE rules and is a “financial expert” as defined by SEC regulations. Mr. Merriman brings an extensive accounting and financial background to the Board, with a particular emphasis on accounting and financial matters relevant to the airline and travel industries and transportation companies generally and provides valuable insight on the cross-border nature of our business.

Agnes Mura

Ms. Agnes Mura is the Independent Director of Aircastle Limited. Ms. Mura was appointed to our Board on February 18, 2013. Ms. Mura has been the President of Agnes Mura, Inc., ("AMI") since 1997. AMI is a leadership development firm, specializing in global executive coaching and organizational behavior for senior teams in Global 1,000 companies. Prior to AMI, Ms. Mura was Vice President and IPB California Representative of Bankers Trust Co. from 1993 to 1996. From 1985 to 1993, she was Assistant Vice President, and then Vice President for First Interstate Bank Ltd. Ms. Mura was the Foreign Relations Manager for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee from 1983 to 1985. She holds a BA from Edinburgh University and an MA from the University of Cologne, Germany. Ms. Mura brings to the Board strong leadership and leadership development skills and extensive experience in international business and provides valuable insight in those areas to the Board and to the Company’s management.

Charles Pollard

Mr. Charles W. Pollard is the Independent Director of Aircastle Limited. Mr. Pollard was appointed to our Board on July 6, 2010. In 1997, Mr. Pollard joined Omni Air International, Inc., a passenger charter carrier where he served variously as Managing Director, President and CEO, and Vice Chairman until 2009. Previously he spent 10 years in senior management positions, including President and CEO, at World Airways, Inc., the oldest U.S. charter airline. Prior to joining World Airways, Inc., he practiced corporate law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He currently serves on the board of Directors of Allegiant Travel Company. Mr. Pollard previously served as a Director of Air Partner plc until 2014 and AeroMechanical Services Ltd. until 2011. Mr. Pollard brings to the Board extensive experience in operations, strategic planning and financial matters relevant to the airline industry, and he provides valuable insight in these areas to the Board and to the Company’s management.

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