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Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Names Geoffrey Sale to Lead Automotive and Aerospace Division

Detroit-based industry veteran brings more than two decades of expertise to new role

CHICAGO — Wells Fargo Equipment Finance (WFEF), a Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) subsidiary and Commercial Capital unit, announced today that Geoffrey Sale has joined its Automotive and Aerospace team as division sales manager. Based in Detroit, Sale reports to John Crum, WFEF Construction national sales manager.

In his new position, Sale provides expert insight on financing solutions to suppliers in the automotive and aerospace industries. In addition, he develops and implements sales strategies and initiatives to increase WFEF market penetration in these industries. A lifelong resident of Michigan, Sale brings more than 23 years of experience to the role.

“We welcome seasoned leaders like Geoffrey who have a deep understanding of the industry,” said Crum. “His strong leadership and diligent problem-solving skills allow us to continue serve existing customers and build new relationships.”

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Sale was national sales manager for Huntington Bank Equipment Finance direct sales. He also has held various sales management positions at GE Capital, where he developed initiatives to grow the company’s asset base. In addition, Sale held sales and management positions at Merrill Lynch and Penske Corp. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan.

Sale earned an English and economics degree from Michigan’s Albion College, a Juris Doctor from Michigan State University School of Law, and a Master of Law in banking and finance from Boston University School of Law.

About Wells Fargo Equipment Finance

Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, a Wells Fargo Commercial Capital division, provides competitive fixed- and floating-rate loans and leases covering a full range of commercial equipment for businesses nationwide as well as floor planning and inventory financing, and vendor programs in selected industries in the United States and Canada. Wells Fargo Equipment Finance is a leading bank affiliated equipment leasing and finance business in the United States by asset portfolio and annual originations, with more than 335,000 customers, and 2,500 team members. Wells Fargo Equipment Finance is the trade name of the equipment finance businesses of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and its subsidiaries. Canadian business is transacted by Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Company.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,800 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 37 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 259,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2018 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

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