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First Citizens Bank Arranges Financing for Sabatino Tartufi

NEW YORK — May 1, 2023 — First Citizens Bank today announced that its Commercial Finance group, part of the CIT division, has arranged financing on behalf of Sabatino Tartufi (Sabatino).

Based in West Haven, Connecticut, Sabatino Tartufi is the world's largest truffle specialist and is still family owned and operated. Sabatino Tartufi carries only the most highly regarded truffle species and offers a range of high-quality truffle products.

The most renowned chefs use Sabatino’s broad assortment of products in the finest kitchens in the world. The company also offers consumers the opportunity to use these products in their own kitchens with a line sold at specialty stores nationwide.

“We worked hard to understand the needs of Sabatino and were pleased to support them with financing that helps advance their objectives," said Chris Esposito, a CIT business unit leader and managing director.

“Sabatino is well recognized as a leader in their industry and we were pleased to leverage our financing expertise to meet their needs,” said Geoffrey Samuels, a director of originations with CIT.

Asset-Based Lending meets clients' working capital needs by offering innovative structures that reduce funding costs and lower operational risks while improving earnings by leveraging accounts receivable, inventory or fixed assets as collateral.

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