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Ex-Im Bank Names Claudia Slacik Chief Banking Officer and Senior Vice President of Export Finance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2013

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Jamie Radice (202-565-3200)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is pleased to announce that Claudia Slacik has joined the Bank as chief banking officer and senior vice president for export finance. Ms. Slacik has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry.

“Claudia is a seasoned professional with a wide-breadth of lending, risk, and finance experience,” said Ex-Im Bank Chairman Fred P. Hochberg. “We are delighted to have Claudia on board to help boost U.S. exports and support jobs. I look forward to working with her on behalf of American exporters.”

Slacik recently served as the head of the international public sector for JPMorgan's treasury services and as CEO for the company's treasury and securities services business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining JPMorgan, Slacik spent 16 years at Citigroup in various roles, including global head of trade services and finance.

Slacik began her career at Bankers Trust Company. She is a graduate of Smith College and received her MBA from New York University.

About Ex-Im Bank

Ex-Im Bank is an independent federal agency that helps create and maintain U.S. jobs by filling gaps in private export financing at no cost to American taxpayers. In the past five years (from Fiscal Year 2008), Ex-Im Bank has earned for U.S. taxpayers nearly $1.6 billion above the cost of operations. The Bank provides a variety of financing mechanisms, including working capital guarantees, export-credit insurance and financing to help foreign buyers purchase U.S. goods and services.

Ex-Im Bank approved nearly $35.8 billion in total authorizations in FY 2012 - an all-time Ex-Im record. This total includes more than $6.1 billion directly supporting small-business export sales - also an Ex-Im record. Ex-Im Bank's total authorizations are supporting an estimated $50 billion in U.S. export sales and approximately 255,000 American jobs in communities across the country. For more information, visit www.exim.gov.