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GE Capital, Franchise Finance to Host Customer Symposium in New York and Arizona on Potential Business Impact of New Healthcare Laws

<p> Experts will share ideas on action plans for franchise business owners </p>

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

GE Capital, Franchise Finance to Host Customer Symposium in New York and Arizona on Potential Business Impact of New Healthcare Laws08:00 EST Wednesday, December 05, 2012 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Business Wire) -- As one of the leading lenders in the restaurant industry, GE Capital, Franchise Finance (GEFF) has collaborated with Lockton Companies, LLC, to bring its customers the first ever symposium to explain the new health care laws and how they might affect their businesses. The first GE Capital Healthcare Symposium will be held on Wednesday December 5, 2012 at the Carlton Hotel in New York City. Another event is planned for January 30, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Healthcare Symposium is designed to educate customers on how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) might affect their businesses and how they can address the implications of PPACA. The agenda includes the basics about PPACA, compliance and record keeping requirements, employee education, and modeling options. “With the new law taking place in healthcare, the Symposium is a great opportunity for us to bring our customers together and provide useful fact-based information,” says Agustin Carcoba, president and CEO, GE Capital, Franchise Finance. “It also is an opportunity for our customers to hear from industry leaders as they apply the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Lockton Companies, LLC, is the world's largest, privately-owned, independent insurance broker. They provide 15,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting services that improve their businesses. 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