Key Equipment Finance’s Doug Beebe to Moderate Clean Energy Financing Panel At NC Clean Tech Summit

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Second annual summit at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill brings together students, policy makers and clean tech industry leaders for renewable energy discussions.

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It is exciting to return to my alma mater to participate in such a high-profile clean energy event featuring nationally known speakers. - Doug Beebe, VP, energy finance, Key Equipment Finance.

Key Equipment Finance, one of the nation’s largest bank-held equipment finance companies and an affiliate of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), today announced that Doug Beebe, vice president of energy finance, will moderate a panel discussion on clean energy finance at the NC Clean Tech Summit. The second annual, two-day conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is expected to draw 600 students, policy makers and industry leaders.

Beebe, who leads energy financing transactions for Key, will guide a 90-minute discussion between five energy finance leaders, and will also participate in a lunchtime panel with students interested in energy finance careers.

“It is exciting to return to my alma mater to participate in such a high-profile clean energy event featuring nationally known speakers,” Beebe said. “I look forward to educating participants on the innovative energy projects made possible with creative financing, and also speaking with students about careers in equipment financing in the renewable energy sector.”

In his role at Key Equipment Finance, Beebe is responsible for originating, analyzing, structuring and closing direct, full-recourse operating and capital energy lease transactions. Previously, he worked for Deutsche Leasing USA, Citigroup and GE Capital, where he held leadership roles in vendor finance program management, sales, management and marketing. He served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Solar Energy Association and led the organization as chairperson in 2011. He passed the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Entry Level Exam for solar photovoltaics in 2009.

Beebe holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and international studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

About Key Equipment Finance

Key Equipment Finance has been in the equipment finance business for 41 years and is one of the largest bank-based equipment finance providers in the U.S. The company provides tailored equipment lease and finance solutions for commercial clients and government entities. Through its manufacturer and vendor alliances unit, equipment finance programs are developed for manufacturers, distributors and resellers.

Key Equipment Finance’s specialty finance group includes a specialty finance lending team, which provides structured facilities to various sectors of the specialty finance market, and a lease capital markets team to support corporations looking to optimize risk and revenue. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, Key Equipment Finance manages $9 billion in assets and originates $4.8 billion of equipment financing annually. For more information, visit http://www.keyequipmentfinance.com.

About KeyCorp

KeyCorp was organized more than 160 years ago and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies, Key had assets of approximately $93.8 billion at December 31, 2014.

Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals and small and mid-sized businesses in 12 states under the name KeyBank National Association. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.

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