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New Members Named to Ex-Im Bank Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2005

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Phil Cogan (202) 565-3200

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) have named three new members to its Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee. The committee provides expert guidance to Ex-Im Bank in developing policies to strengthen Ex-Im Bank support of U.S. exports to Africa. Ambassador Howard Jeter, executive vice president of Goodworks International and a retired Foreign Service Officer who most recently served as U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, chairs the committee.

Newly appointed members are Dennis Dubois, senior vice president and director of International Trade Banking, Global Solutions Group, Sovereign Bank, Boston, Mass.; Kanu C. Obioha, vice president of policy and planning for Bluefield Associates, Inc., in Ontario, Calif.; and Michael R. Turley, director of accounting, The Connell Company, Berkley Heights, New Jersey.

The other committee members are: Patrick Baumann, treasury manager, Harris Corporation, Melbourne, Fla.; Patricia Desvergers, vice president and CEO of Global Trading International, Washington, D.C.; Willene Johnson, retired 2005, Federal Reserve System, McKenney, Virginia; Franklin Kennedy, President, Equator Management Services, Avon, Conn.; Barry Worthington, executive director of the U.S. Energy Association, Washington, D.C.; and Gerald Zadikoff, CEO of G.M. Selby & Associates Inc., Miami, Fla.

The Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet next at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 in the Bank's headquarters in Washington, D.C. The meeting is open to the public.

Ex-Im Bank, the official export credit agency of the United States, helps finance U.S. exports by providing loan guarantees, export credit insurance and direct loans. In fiscal year 2004, Ex-Im Bank assisted in financing $17.8 billion of U.S. exports to markets around the world.

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