CIT Shares Commence Trading on New York Stock Exchange

Confirms Emergence from Bankruptcy

NEW YORK--()--CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT), a leading provider of financing to small businesses and middle market companies for over 100 years, today confirmed that it has emerged from bankruptcy having satisfied all of the conditions required to consummate the prepackaged Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan”). The distribution of CIT’s new debt and equity securities has taken place in accordance with the Company’s confirmed Plan and the new common stock has commenced trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol "CIT."

Additional information can be found in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s Web site, www.cit.com, or by calling the Restructuring Information Line at 866-967-1786 (toll-free) or 310-751-2686.

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About CIT

CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a bank holding company with more than $60 billion in finance and leasing assets that provides financial products and advisory services to small and middle market businesses. Operating in more than 50 countries across 30 industries, CIT provides an unparalleled combination of relationship, intellectual and financial capital to its customers worldwide. CIT maintains leadership positions in small business and middle market lending, retail finance, aerospace, equipment and rail leasing, and vendor finance. Founded in 1908 and headquartered in New York City, CIT is a member of the Fortune 500. www.cit.com

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable federal securities laws that are based upon our current expectations and assumptions concerning future events, which are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. The words “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “initiative,” “objective,” “plan,” “goal,” “project,” “outlook,” “priorities,” “target,” “intend,” “evaluate,” “pursue,” “commence,” “seek,” “may,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “believe,” “potential,” “continue,” or the negative of any of those words or similar expressions is intended to identify forward-looking statements. All statements contained in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, including without limitation, statements about our plans, strategies, prospects and expectations regarding future events and our financial performance, are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties. While these statements represent our current judgment on what the future may hold, and we believe these judgments are reasonable, these statements are not guarantees of any events or financial results, and our actual results may differ materially. Important factors that could cause our actual results to be materially different from our expectations include, among others, the risk that CIT is unsuccessful in its efforts to complete the remaining stages of its business restructuring, the risk that CIT is delayed in completing its management changes, the risk that CIT is delayed in completing its transition to a bank-centric business model, and the risk that CIT continues to be subject to liquidity constraints and higher funding costs. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which the statements were made. CIT undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, except where expressly required by law.

Contacts

CIT MEDIA RELATIONS:
C. Curtis Ritter, 212-461-7711
Vice President
Director of External Communications & Media Relations
Curt.Ritter@cit.com
or
CIT INVESTOR RELATIONS:
Ken Brause, 1-866-54CITIR (542-4847)
Executive Vice President
investor.relations@cit.com

Contacts

CIT MEDIA RELATIONS:
C. Curtis Ritter, 212-461-7711
Vice President
Director of External Communications & Media Relations
Curt.Ritter@cit.com
or
CIT INVESTOR RELATIONS:
Ken Brause, 1-866-54CITIR (542-4847)
Executive Vice President
investor.relations@cit.com