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GE Capital, Franchise Finance Introduces GE SmartChart™ at Restaurant Finance & Development Conference

<p> New web tool built exclusively to help customers build their business </p>

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

GE Capital, Franchise Finance Introduces GE SmartChart™ at Restaurant Finance & Development Conference07:00 EST Tuesday, November 13, 2012 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Business Wire) -- GE Capital, Franchise Finance (GEFF) is rolling out a new web tool to its customers across the United States, GE SmartChart™, at this week's Restaurant Finance & Development Conference in Las Vegas. GE SmartChart™ is designed to help restaurant owners build their businesses by enabling them to compare their performance within a location or segment with select GE Capital data and site analysis. “In the current highly competitive environment our customers are constantly seeking insights to improve & grow their operations. This tool will help them in building their competitive edge,” said Agustin Carcoba, president and CEO, GE Capital, Franchise Finance. “Among other things it provides insight on a vast number of unit level analytics in one of the ways we use it to understand the industry, sector, segment, and brand. They can use the information to improve their own performance at the P&L level as well as searching for growth opportunities” With GE SmartChart™, customers will be able to choose analytics for their current restaurant or potential location, look at nearby competitors, and access proprietary financial data and demographics by sector, segment, and brand. GE SmartChart™ is easy to use as customers will be able to control their view on their tablet or desktop. It will be available exclusively for GEFF customers on the Customer Portal at www.gefranchisefinance.com beginning next month. GEFF customers should contact their account executive for access. About GE Capital, Franchise Finance GE Capital, Franchise Finance is a leading lender for the franchise finance market via direct sales and portfolio acquisition. With more than 30 years of experience and $10 billion in served assets, we serve over 3,000 customers and over 18,000 property locations. We specialize in financing mid-market operators with multiple stores in the restaurant and hospitality industries. Our team of industry experts will work with you to help develop your own growth plan with access to our proprietary industry research and customized tools. More information is available at www.gefranchisefinance.com. Arment Dietrich, Inc.Yvette Pistorio(312) 787-7249ypistorio@armentdietrich.comorGE Capital, Franchise FinanceChristine Roe(480) 563-6260christine.roe@ge.com