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Ex-Im Bank Sponsors Environmental Exports Workshop at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Event Features New 15-Year Terms for Renewable Energy, Clean Water Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2005

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Richard Moore or Linda Formella (202) 565-3200

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. companies can learn how to expand their export sales of environmentally beneficial equipment and services at a workshop sponsored by the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) on Sept. 29, 2005, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. The event is free, but registration is required.

The workshop highlights Ex-Im Bank's Environmental Exports Program, including the new repayment terms of up to 15 years for renewable energy and clean water projects, and provides practical guidance on how to use the financing products. The workshop also features information on industry trends and other government programs. Industry speakers include Bryan Hannegan of the White House Council on Environmental Quality; Mike Eckhart, president of the American Council on Renewable Energy; and Jeff Connelly, vice president and general manager of GE Infrastructure, Water and Process Technologies.

EVENT: Sharing Risk, Opening Opportunities:Ex-Im Bank's Environmental Exports Program

LOCATION: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

DATE/TIME:Thursday, September 29, 2005; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

REGISTER:There is no fee, but registration is necessary.

Ex-Im Bank financing helps U.S. environmental companies grow and compete, said Linda Conlin, a member of Ex-Im Bank's board of directors whose portfolio includes the Bank's Environmental Exports Program. Our financing solutions not only create and sustain high-technology U.S. jobs but also help foreign buyers around the world to address environmental concerns.

Ex-Im Bank, the official export credit agency of the United States, is in its 71st year of helping finance the sale of U.S. exports, primarily to emerging markets throughout the world, by providing loan guarantees, export credit insurance and direct loans. In fiscal year 2004, Ex-Im Bank authorized financing to support $17.8 billion of U.S. exports worldwide and $291 million of U.S. environmental exports. For more information, visit www.exim.gov.