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Shin Watanabe

Executive Officer and General Manager, Global Aviation and Maritime Finance Department
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)

Mr. Watanabe has been appointed as Executive Officer of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) since April, 2017. He has become General Manager of Global Aviation and Maritime Finance Department since
Global Aircraft Finance Department and Maritime Asset Finance Department merged in April 2016. Formerly, he was appointed as General Manager of Global Aircraft Finance Department
in April 2014 and relocated from London to Tokyo in May 2015.

Prior to the current position, he was General Manager of Aviation Capital Department of both Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance & Lease (SMFL)
after we closed the deal of RBS AC. His main responsibility was to integrate SMBC Aviation Capital into SMFG group and to maximize the synergy between AC and the Sumitomo
Consortium (SMFL, SMBC and Sumitomo Corporation).

Mr.Watanabe joined the Sumitomo Bank, Ltd in 1987 and served as Middle Corporate banker in Kyoto Branch for 2.5 years. Then he moved to Economics Department and served as a macro
economist for 1 year. In 1992, he became an industry and credit analyst in Corporate Research Department. He covered Textile & Apparel, Construction, Metal & Mining, Automotive and
Transport sectors during his stay in that department for 17.5 years in Osaka, London and Tokyo. Especially for Transport sector, he was involved in various new structured finance product
development projects. From 2007, he was the deputy head of this global research team, which consists of 200 analysts (more than 20 nationalities) in Tokyo, Osaka, New York, London,
Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai. In 2010, he was the head of Japan Airlines work-out team belonging to Tokyo Corporate Banking Department 4 and also covered the relationship with
airlines, shipping companies and railways. Then, he became Managing Director of Special Credits – Americas Division for SMBC until March 2012 and he initiated the M&A transaction
of RBS AC as the project leader since July 2011. In New York, his main responsibility was to develop new business for the bank such as Middle Corporate Lending, Structured CLO Loans,
Lease related transactions, Transport finance in addition to Work-out, Asset Based Lending, etc.

He had a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kyoto University. He read Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) in St. Catherine’s College, the University of Oxford as second BA. He
has got a certificate in Executive Management Program (EMP) at the University of Tokyo in 2009.

<Professional & Civic>
Member of UK Aviation Club, Member of the PPP Committee at Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport in Japan

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