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Art de Pena Joins Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ In the Syndicated Loan Capital Markets Group

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Focus will include non-investment grade opportunities</b> </p>

Monday, December 05, 2011

Art de Pena Joins Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ In the Syndicated Loan Capital Markets Group17:51 EST Monday, December 05, 2011 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU), today announced that Arturo (Art) de Pena has joined the Syndicated Loan Capital Markets Group as Managing Director and Head of Loans Sales and Trading. This New York-based group numbers 25 people. De Pena reports to Chris O'Neill, BTMU's Managing Director and Group Head of Syndications in the Investment Banking Division for the Americas, which is headed by General Manager Taiju Hisai. Art's appointment is integral to the further development of BTMU's loan capital markets capabilities in the Americas, especially its initiative to build out its non-investment grade book. The bank has overall excellent positioning in the loan markets as demonstrated by the Thomson Reuters LPC U.S. investment grade league tables for the first three quarters of 2011, including rankings of 7th in the prestigious Bookrunner table, 8th in the Agent Only table, and 3rd in the Co-Agent Only table. “Art's client focus, broad experience, and strategic thinking will contribute greatly to the continued growth of our syndications franchise,” says Chris. Previously Art was a Managing Director in Institutional Markets at Citadel Securities where he helped launch the par and distressed loan sales and trading business in parallel with the build-out of the investment bank. Prior to that, Art spent over six years at The Royal Bank of Scotland with responsibilities that included Head of Loan Sales and Trading for the Americas and Global Loan Sales Coordinator. He managed a team of professionals for the primary distribution and secondary trading of loans and derivative products. Before that, Art worked for six years at Credit Suisse First Boston in the Syndicated Loan Group. He began his career in commercial lending and syndications at The Bank of New York. Art holds a master's degree in finance and international business from New York University's Stern School of Business and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Washington's Foster School of Business. About The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) is Japan's premier bank, with a global network spanning over 40 countries. BTMU offers an extensive scope of commercial and investment banking products and services to businesses, governments, and individuals worldwide. In the Americas, BTMU has offices throughout the United States, Canada, and Central and South America serving mainly corporate clients. BTMU's parent, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG, NYSE:MTU), is one of the world's leading financial groups, with total assets of more than JPY 216 trillion (approximately US$2.8 trillion) as of September 30, 2011. MUFG's services include commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. The Group's operating companies include BTMU, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, Japan's leading trust bank, and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings, one of Japan's largest securities firms. The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.Andrew Rasanen, 212-782-4124arasanen@us.mufg.jp