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FLY Leasing Announces Annual PFIC Information Statement Available On Website

DUBLIN, Ireland, March 30, 2017 – FLY Leasing Limited (NYSE: FLY) (“FLY”), a global leader in aircraft leasing, today announced that it has published its annual tax information statement for 2016 on its website. This statement applies only to U.S. shareholders who intend to file Form 8621 with their 2016 U.S. tax returns.

For U.S. federal income tax purposes, FLY will be treated as a passive foreign investment company (“PFIC”) for 2016 and expects to be treated as a PFIC for the foreseeable future.

To access the statement, visit the Tax Information page under the Investor Relations section of FLY’s website at www.flyleasing.com.

About FLY

FLY is a global aircraft leasing company with a fleet of modern, high-demand and fuel-efficient commercial jet aircraft. FLY acquires and leases its aircraft under multi-year operating lease contracts to a diverse group of airlines throughout the world. FLY is managed and serviced by BBAM LP, a worldwide leader in aircraft lease management and financing. For more information visit www.flyleasing.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain “forward – looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “will,” or words of similar meaning and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the outlook for FLY’s future business and financial performance. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions, which are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially due to global political, economic, business, competitive, market, regulatory and other factors and risks. Further information on the factors and risks that may affect FLY’s business is included in filings FLY makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including its Annual Report on Form 20-F and its reports on Form 6-K.  FLY expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether because of future events, new information, a change in its views or expectations, or otherwise.

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Contact:

Matt Dallas
FLY Leasing Limited
+1 203-769-5916
ir@flyleasing.com