Jim Nikopoulos appointed President of ECN Capital

Jim Nikopoulos appointed President of ECN Capital

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 15, 2017) - ECN Capital Corp. (TSX: ECN) ("ECN Capital" or the "Corporation"), one of North America's leading commercial finance companies, announced that on May 11, at the ECN Capital Board of Directors meeting, Jim Nikopoulos was promoted to President of ECN Capital. Jim had previously served as Chief Operating Officer.

"Jim has been instrumental in helping me execute our strategy since the separation from Element Fleet. He led the very successful sale of our US C&V Business to PNC," said Steven Hudson, ECN Capital's CEO. "I am proud that the Board agreed to promote Jim and I am excited to move forward as partners in successfully redeploying ECN's capital. Jim's ability to return capital, manage businesses and reinvest capital is second to none," added Mr. Hudson.

Bill Lovatt, ECN Capital's Chairman, also added, "Jim has proven his ability to lead on an operating basis and to assist Steve in the strategic redeployment of capital. His community commitment is equally impressive."

About ECN Capital Corp.

With total owned and managed assets of more than $5.7 billion, ECN Capital Corp. (TSX: ECN) is one of North America's leading commercial finance companies. ECN Capital operates across North America in three verticals of the commercial finance market (Rail Finance, Commercial & Vendor Finance, and Commercial Aviation Finance).

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John Wimsatt
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