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KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Vx Cargo 2018-1 Trust

November 16, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 16, 2018--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to three Class of Loans (the “Loans”) issued by Vx Cargo 2018-1 Trust (“CARGO 2018-1” or the “Borrower”).

CARGO 2018-1 represent Vx Capital Partners, LLC’s (“Vx”, the “Servicer” or the “Company”) inaugural securitization. KBRA notes that Vx will service CARGO 2018-1 via an affiliate, Vx Freighter Investment Management, LLC (the “Servicer”) and will be retaining the equity in the transaction, also via an affiliate.

Proceeds from the Loans will be used to acquire 35 freighter aircraft, including 33 737-400SF and two 737-300SF (the “Portfolio”), which is the first aircraft ABS transaction consisting 100% of narrowbody freighter aircraft. The Portfolio is on lease to 12 lessees located in 10 countries and currently has three aircraft not subject to a lease agreement, including two aircraft each subject to LOI for lease and one aircraft being marketed for lease. As of October 26, 2018, the Portfolio had a weighted average remaining lease term of approximately 4.3 years, with approximately 9.5% of the Portfolio initially not subject to a lease. As of Q3 2018, the Portfolio has an initial value of approximately $249.9 million, based on the average of the half-life base values provided by three appraisers as of August 2018, with adjustments for maintenance condition provided by ICF as of September 2018. The Portfolio has an aggregate current market value of approximately $283.6 million, which is 13.5% greater than the maintenance adjusted base value.

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KBRA is a full service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus, is recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider, and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered with ESMA as a CRA.

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CONTACT: Analytical Contacts:

Alan Greenblatt, Director

(646) 731-2496

agreenblatt@kbra.com

or

Caitlin Colvin, Senior Director

(646) 731-2465

ccolvin@kbra.com

or

Danise Chui, Senior Director

(646) 731-2406

dchui@kbra.com

or

Shi Shen, CFA, Associate

(646) 731-2480

sshen@kbra.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BANKING FINANCE

SOURCE: Kroll Bond Rating Agency

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