The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU), today announced the appointment of William Nowicki as a managing director in the commodities & structured trade finance group of the company’s investment banking division for the Americas (IBDA). In this role, Nowicki will be responsible for supporting and developing an integrated growth strategy for our transactional trade finance business throughout the Americas. He reports to Erich Michel, Head of Structured Trade Finance for the Americas, and is based in New York City. “Bill brings to BTMU more than 25 years of trade and supply chain experience, which will enhance our ability to provide clients with the guidance and expertise they require to navigate the global trade marketplace,” says Erich. “This is a key appointment for BTMU that will advance our trade finance strategy. With BTMU's extensive global network and the expansion of our dedicated trade finance team in the Americas, we are uniquely positioned to help our clients promote their cross-border trade transactions and manage their working capital requirements.” Prior to joining BTMU, Nowicki held a variety of senior positions with HSBC, Citigroup, Standard Chartered and JP Morgan Chase in New York and Singapore. Most recently, he was the Head of Trade & Supply Chain for North America at HSBC. About The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) is Japan’s premier bank, with a global network spanning more than 40 countries. BTMU offers an extensive scope of commercial and investment banking products and services to businesses, governments, and individuals worldwide. In the Americas, BTMU has offices throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America serving mainly corporate clients. BTMU’s parent, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG), is one of the world’s leading financial groups, with total assets of more than JPY 222 trillion (approximately US$2.8 trillion) as of June 30, 2012. MUFG’s services include commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. The Group’s operating companies include BTMU, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (Japan’s leading trust bank), and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s largest securities firms. MUFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and New York (NYSE: MTU) stock exchanges.