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Meridian Receives the President’s “E” Award

Washington DC — Meridian Finance Group was recognized today with the President’s “E” Award for making significant contributions to US exports and international trade. The award was presented to Meridian’s President Gary Mendell by Penny Pritzker, the US Secretary of Commerce.

The “E” Award was created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 to acknowledge companies that strengthen the US economy and create jobs by increasing exports. At the “E” Award ceremony, Secretary Pritzker applauded Meridian for supporting over $1 billion dollars of new US export business each year.

Meridian Finance Group provides trade finance tools that exporters can use to expand their international sales, including export credit insurance, cross-border equipment financing, foreign buyer credit lines, political risk insurance, supply chain financing, international leasing, L/C insurance, and other services. Formed in 1993, Meridian is headquartered in California and has offices nationwide.

Specializing in credit insurance, Meridian helps exporters extend competitive payment terms overseas while protecting their foreign receivables against default risks. With export credit insurance exporters can be confident of getting paid, use credit as a tool to increase international sales, and arrange working capital financing by making their foreign receivables more attractive to banks and other lenders.

Meridian’s clients include large corporations, middle-market companies, and—with no minimum volume requirements—small businesses nationwide, as well as banks and diverse financial institutions. Meridian’s staff is multicultural and multilingual, with experience not only in trade finance and credit insurance but also exporting, importing, logistics, and international distribution.

For more information about Meridian Finance Group, and to learn how Meridian’s trade finance tools can help your company grow more international sales, visit, call (310) 260-2130, or email

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