De Lage Landen Expands Global Relationship with Microsoft Financing

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De Lage Landen expands its long-standing global relationship with Microsoft Financing. The parties have recently completed long-term agreements in parts of Europe as well as Australia and New Zealand.

It is a privilege to be working with an innovative market leader like Microsoft

The parties have recently completed long-term agreements in parts of Europe as well as Australia and New Zealand. In addition, since July 2009 De Lage Landen has served as an interim finance provider for a number of markets in both Europe and North America. De Lage Landen and Microsoft Financing have been working together since 2003. As part of the arrangement, De Lage Landen worked with Microsoft on a contingency plan that was designed to provide a rapid response coverage model. The implementation of this arrangement will allow Microsoft Financing to maintain finance options in all of their existing markets while assessing and completing arrangements with strategic finance providers.

"As part of Microsoft's commitment to providing customers with simple, convenient and affordable ways to acquire IT, we are pleased to continue working with our valued financing provider, De Lage Landen," said Brian Madison, general manager of Microsoft Financing at Microsoft Corp. "De Lage Landen is a subsidiary of the Rabobank Group, one of the world's most creditworthy privately held banks. Since the inception of Microsoft Financing in early 2003, De Lage Landen has provided financing solutions to Microsoft partners and customers and offered unwavering support to the Microsoft Financing program. De Lage Landen's solid reputation and strong capabilities make it one of Microsoft's preferred financing providers for our U.S. federal lending program and for operations in several countries, including Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand."

"It is a privilege to be working with an innovative market leader like Microsoft," comments Marc Dierckx, President Global Business Unit Office Technology, De Lage Landen. "We are proud of our long-standing relationship, and expect that we will continue to expand this important global affiliation."

About De Lage Landen
De Lage Landen International B.V. De Lage Landen is a global provider of high-quality asset-based financing products. Headquartered in Eindhoven (the Netherlands), De Lage Landen is 100% owned by Rabobank. This Dutch bank is Triple-A rated by the major rating agencies Moody's and Standard & Poor's.

With offices and joint ventures in more than 35 countries worldwide, De Lage Landen specializes in asset financing and vendor finance programs on a worldwide scale. The global offering also includes an array of commercial finance solutions. The company focuses on the following industries: Food & Agriculture, Healthcare, Office Technology, Financial Institutions, Transportation and Construction & Industrial. De Lage Landen also offers private-label leasing programs for the Banking industry, and delivers a broad range of financial services to leasing organizations and non-banking financial institutions.

In the Netherlands, De Lage Landen offers a broad range of financing products, both through local Rabobanks and directly to the market. These products include Equipment Leasing, Car and Commercial Vehicle Leasing, ICT Leasing, Consumer Finance and Factoring. Athlon Car Lease International became part of De Lage Landen Group in 2006. Athlon Car Lease International is an international provider of operational car leasing, active in eight European countries. For more information, please visit our website: De Lage Landen.

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