Textainer Group Holdings Limited Announces Extension and Increase to Securitization Facility


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Textainer Group Holdings Limited Announces Extension and Increase to Securitization Facility

Financing Facilities Now Total Almost $1 Billion

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Jun 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE: TGH) ("Textainer" ), the world's largest lessor of intermodal containers based on fleet size, today announced that Textainer Marine Containers Limited ("TMCL"), Textainer's primary asset owning subsidiary, extended and increased the size of its securitization facility.

The total commitment under the securitization facility increased from $475 million to $750 million. The interest rate is 2.75% over LIBOR during an initial two-year revolving period. If the securitization facility is not refinanced or renewed during this two-year period, the facility is structured to amortize over 10 years, but not to exceed the maximum term of 15 years.

"We are extremely pleased to extend and increase the size of TMCL's securitization facility," said John Maccarone, Textainer's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The $750 million facility significantly expands our access to capital during a challenging credit environment and strengthens our relationships with global lending institutions. With this agreement, we have added five new banks to four existing banks, resulting in a stronger and more diverse lending group for the benefit of the Company and its shareholders. We believe the success of this transaction underscores our leadership position and demonstrates the participating banks' strong confidence in and commitment to Textainer."

"This securitization facility further strengthens our capital structure and complements our $205 million bank revolver, which matures in 2013. These two facilities total almost $1 billion, solidifying our ability to continue to grow both organically and through acquisitions as we have done in the past."

Mr. Maccarone added, "We appreciate the ongoing support Textainer has received from leading banks. We would like to thank Wells Fargo Securities for structuring and placing the facility, Fortis Bank SA/NV and ING Bank as Mandated Lead Arrangers as well as Bank of America and SunTrust Bank as Managing Agents. We would also like to thank Fortis Bank Netherland, Credit Suisse AG, BTMU Capital Corporation and DVB Bank for their participation."

Important Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements include statements that are not statements of historical facts, and include, but are not limited to, statements concerning the initial and future interest rates under the securitization facility. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results.

The Company's views, estimates, plans and outlook as described within this document may change subsequent to the release of this press release. The Company is under no obligation to modify or update any or all of the statements it has made in this press release despite any subsequent changes that the Company may make in its views, estimates, plans or outlook for the future.

About Textainer Group Holdings Limited

Textainer has operated since 1979 and is the world's largest lessor of intermodal containers based on fleet size. We have a total of 1.5 million containers, representing over 2.2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), in our owned and managed fleet. We lease containers to more than 400 shipping lines and other lessees, including each of the world's top 20 container lines, as measured by the total TEU capacity of their container vessels. We believe we are one of the most reliable lessors of containers, in terms of consistently being able to supply containers in locations where our customers need them. We have provided an average of 96,000 TEU of new containers per year for the past 10 years and have been one of the largest purchasers of new containers among container lessors over the same period. We are one of the largest sellers of used containers among container lessors, having sold more than 100,000 containers during the last year to more than 1,000 customers. We provide our services worldwide via a network of regional and area offices and independent depots.

SOURCE: Textainer Group Holdings Limited

Textainer Group Holdings Limited
Mr. Tom Gallo, 415-658-8227
Corporate Compliance Officer

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