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Air Elite Network Welcomes Clay Lacy Aviation’s Newest FBO Location in Orange County

March 25, 2021

Clay Lacy leading in sustainability with World Kinect Energy Services March 25, 2021 – HOUSTON – Clay Lacy FBO (Clay Lacy), the newest location at the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, has joined the Air Elite® by World Fuel (Air Elite) Network as the 78th network location. Simultaneously, Clay Lacy's second FBO at the Van Nuys Airport renewed their fuel supply agreement with World Fuel Services. Clay Lacy is building a brand-new facility on 14-acres in Orange County at KSNA designed with Air Elite standards in mind. The new facility will include a private terminal at John Wayne Airport with 110,000 sq. ft. of new hangar space and 42,000 sq. ft. of Class A office space. While renovations are underway, Clay Lacy -Orange County will remain fully functional in an interim airfield facility. Leading in Sustainability In 2020, Clay Lacy engaged World Fuel Services' affiliate, World Kinect Energy Services, to develop a comprehensive sustainability strategy for the aircraft management, charter, maintenance and FBO organization. The multifaceted approach incorporates renewable energy and sustainable fuels such as Renewable Diesel (RD) and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). It also establishes new sustainable purchasing strategies, EV charging stations and the use of carbon credits to offset emissions that cannot otherwise be reduced. Further, Clay Lacy's newest FBO location in Orange County is registered with the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). It is planned to be the first FBO in the world to achieve ISI's Envision Gold Certification. World Kinect Energy Services and World Fuel have supported Clay Lacy's leadership in carbon neutrality by developing and introducing these new programs throughout their FBO, maintenance, flight and charter operations. Clay Lacy has joined the Air Elite Network's commitment to sustainability, starting with making their facilities in Van Nuys, San Diego and Oxford, Connecticut, carbon emissions net-zero for 2019. Their new Orange County Air Elite Network location will follow this sustainable commitment in future years. Steve Drzymalla, senior vice president for business aviation bulk fuel, World Fuel Services, stated: "Clay Lacy's complete capabilities and decades of experience gives them the exceptional qualities we look for in an Air Elite, and we are happy to continue and expand our relationship with this leading FBO. Additionally, Clay Lacy has been an early adopter of sustainability best practices. It is fulfilling to be part of Clay Lacy's industry-leading carbon neutrality efforts. Working with World Kinect Energy Services, they have made significant progress with their sustainability programs over the last two years." Steve Lee, vice president of fixed-based operations, Clay Lacy FBO, stated: "We pride ourselves on supporting customers on the ground and in the air. Our staff is ready to welcome you with friendly service from our dedicated and experienced team. We look forward to our new facility in Orange County and our continued growth as a member of the Air Elite Network." *** About Air Elite® by World Fuel Air Elite® by World Fuel is a global network dedicated to elevated diamond service at distinct facilities. All members commit to service excellence, are audited to ensure the highest service and facility standards, complete the Air Elite Service Culture Training benchmarked by The Ritz-Carlton philosophy and enrich the guest experience with the Air Elite Bonus. www.airelitenetwork.com About World Fuel Services Corporation Headquartered in Miami, Florida, World Fuel Services is a global energy management company involved in providing energy procurement advisory services, supply fulfillment and transaction and payment management solutions to commercial and industrial customers, principally in the aviation, marine and land transportation industries. World Fuel Services sells fuel and delivers services to its clients at more than 8,000 locations in more than 190 countries and territories worldwide. For more information, call 305-428-8000 or visit www.wfscorp.com.

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