Announcing the Formation of a New Commercial Finance Platform: FirstLight Financial Corporation

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The doors open this week at the newly formed commercial finance business FirstLight Financial Corporation, based in Old Greenwich, Conn.

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We bring a client-focused approach to the market and a belief that we will deliver a superior product and service offering to our customers that will differentiate our company.

    Formed by a team of seasoned professionals, FirstLight offers customized financings, primarily for middle market companies. The business is a "one-stop" source of capital including senior debt, second lien and mezzanine debt, structured financings and equity.

"I'm very excited about the team we've assembled to build our business," said Founder & CEO Ron Carapezzi. "We bring a client-focused approach to the market and a belief that we will deliver a superior product and service offering to our customers that will differentiate our company."

Carapezzi is a 24-year GE veteran and former corporate officer. During his tenure at GE, he was President & CEO, GE Commercial & Industrial Finance in addition to leading four other GE business units including Merchant Banking (Sponsor Finance), US Equipment Finance, Bank Loans and Capital Funding. He holds a B.A. in Finance from Fairfield University.

FirstLight's executive team also includes Phil Carlson, Senior Managing Director, Sales; Terry Harris, Chief Risk Officer; Anthony DiGiacomo, General Counsel; Mike Hensinger, Senior Managing Director, Bank Loans & Trading; Tom Ceto, Senior Managing Director, Specialized Industries and Jason Van Dussen, Managing Director, Capital Markets. All come from well-known financial institutions and collectively have over 120 years of industry experience.

For more information, visit http://www.firstlightfinancial.com.

EDITOR'S NOTE: CAPTION FOR ACCOMPANYING PHOTO - FirstLight Financial Corporation's Founder & CEO, Ron Carapezzi, has put together a team of seasoned professionals from several well-known financial institutions to provide customized financings primarily for middle market companies across a broad spectrum of industries.

KEYWORDS: Ron Carapezzi Phil Carlson Terry Harris Anthony DiGiacomo Mike Hensinger Tom Ceto

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