MATTHEW SIMONETTI is a Director within the Global Structured Finance group of Citigroup Global Markets Inc. The group is responsible for advising on and originating acquisition and corporate financings for the Firm’s transportation and infrastructure clients. Focus areas include secured lending, secured bonds, securitization, and private placement structures throughout the capital structure. Within the group’s broad coverage, Matt focuses on aircraft-secured financings as well as global institutional investor development. Matt is responsible for coverage of airlines in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and certain regions of South America, Asia and Africa. In addition Matt is responsible for Citi’s turboprop and helicopter leasing clients. He has been involved in non-U.S. EETC financings for Air Canada, Emirates, British Airways, and Turkish Airlines, inaugural EETC’s for Hawaiian Airlines and Spirit Airlines, jetBlue’s private EETC, and numerous EETCs for the U.S. majors, beginning with Northwest Airline’s 2007-1 transaction. Apart from his transaction experience on ECA guaranteed bonds and lease portfolio loan facilities, Matt has advised global asset managers, pensions, and insurance companies on their transportation sector investment portfolios and alternative asset allocation strategies.