Joel Thomas, Alliance One's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, remarked, "Michael's extensive leverage finance origination and execution experience provide an excellent background for the requirements at AOI. His experience in structuring, pricing, underwriting and distributing credit products is a strong addition to our finance team and we are pleased he has decided to head our global treasury group."
Pieter Sikkel, Alliance One's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Michael has a proven record of financial innovation and delivery of results. As Vice President with Deutsche Bank, he worked extensively on a wide range of financing transactions. We are pleased that Michael has joined our finance team."
Alliance One International is a leading independent leaf tobacco merchant serving the world's cigarette manufacturers. For more information on Alliance One, visit the Company's website at www.aointl.com.
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SOURCE Alliance One International, Inc.