The acquisition of Kellstrom Defense creates a combined business with an expanded bundle of capabilities for legacy aircraft sustainment and unmatched channel access to serve the needs of global defense customers. Kellstrom Defense is a leader in providing distribution, life extension, maintenance repair and overhaul MROand logistics support solutions to operators in the U. Kellstrom also maintains a logistics center in Macon, GA and forward stocking locations in Cambridge, U. Merex specializes in logistics, distribution and supply of spare parts, in-house product engineering and specialty manufacturing, FAA and military repair and overhaul capability at its ALCO Services subsidiary, repair management, and overall project management.

The combination of these two companies will focus on providing a strong customer—centric approach for global operators of U. We expect to rapidly integrate the Kellstrom Defense business and focus on connecting our combined sustainment solutions to the needs of the global operators of these important platforms.

Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. Merex Group has been advised by SunTrust Robinson Humphrey for this transaction, with GE Capital Markets serving as lead arranger on senior debt financingand mezzanine debt provided by Babson Capital.

The Merex Group is a global provider of comprehensive support for U. The Merex Group is comprised by Merex Inc. Further information is available at www.

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