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Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.

Mr. Ross has served as Chairman of the board of directors since March 2014 and as Chief Executive Officer from March 2014 to June 2016, and he is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of WL Ross & Co. LLC, a private equity firm. He was the Chief Executive Officer of WL Ross & Co. LLC until becoming its Chief Strategy Officer in April 2014. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Arcelor Mittal, the world’s largest steel and mining company; EXCO Resources, Inc., a natural gas and oil exploration company; DSS Holdings LP, a shipping transportation company; and Sun Bancorp, a bank holding company; he is also a member of the board of directors and Vice Chairman of Bank of Cyprus, a banking and financial institution headquartered in Cyprus. Mr. Ross formerly served as a member of the board of directors of many banks, financial and other companies, including but not limited to, Ohizumi Mfg. Co., Ltd. until April 2015; Navigator Holdings Ltd., a provider of international seaborne transportation services, until November 2014; NBNK Investments PLC, a financial services special purpose acquisition company, until November 2014; Ocwen Financial Corporation, a residential and commercial loan servicing company, until November 2014; Talmer Bancorp, a bank holding company, until November 2014; International Automotive Components Group, Inc., an auto parts supplier company, until November 2014; International Textile Group, Inc., a global, diversified textile provider, until November 2014; Assured Guaranty Ltd., a holding company that provides credit protection products to the United States and international public finance, infrastructure and structured finance markets, until November 2014; The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland, a commercial bank operation in Ireland, until June 2014, BankUnited, Inc., a savings and loan holding company, until March 2014; Plascar Participacoes SA, a manufacturer of automotive interiors, until January 2014; Air Lease Corporation, an aircraft leasing company from 2010 to December, 2013; The Greenbrier Companies, a supplier of transportation equipment and services to the railroad industry from June 2009 until January 2013; International Coal Group from April 2005 to June 2011, and Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd., a reinsurance company, from 2006 to March 2010. Mr. Ross was Executive Managing Director of Rothschild, Inc. for 24 years before acquiring that firm’s private equity partnerships in 2000. Mr. Ross is a graduate of Yale University and of Harvard Business School. Through the course of Mr. Ross’ career, he has served as a principal financial adviser to, investor in, and director of various companies across the globe operating in diverse industries, and he has assisted in restructuring more than $500 billion of corporate liabilities.

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