WARRENVILLE, Ill. — Navistar Financial Corporation, an affiliate of Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV), has sold $298 million of asset-backed notes into a bank-sponsored, multi-seller conduit facility. This is Navistar Financial’s first asset sale of 2009 and brings the total of asset-backed notes sold by Navistar Financial since November 2007 to more than $1.3 billion.
“We continue to have good access to diversified funding sources in the market place, and this sale gives us the appropriate liquidity to help hundreds of Navistar customers finance the equipment they need to run their businesses,” said A.J. Cederoth, vice president of finance. “Our ability to continue financing Navistar products under current market conditions reflects our industry expertise and the effectiveness of our management team in maintaining high quality credit portfolios, which in turn supports the confidence of our banks.”
In March, Navistar Financial celebrated a milestone anniversary: sixty years of helping dealers and customers purchase International® trucks and IC buses.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) produces International® brand commercial and military vehicles, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus brand school and commercial buses, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans, and is a private label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for global consumer and commercial vehicle markets. Navistar is also a provider of truck and diesel engine parts. Navistar Financial Corporation provides financial programs and services tailored to satisfy all Navistar’s customer and dealer equipment financing needs. Additional information is available at: www.navistar.com.
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