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Robert Cauley
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary
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Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary

Robert E. Cauley, CFA is one of the Company's founders and has been a director of the Company since its inception in 2003. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary of Bimini Capital Management, Inc. Prior to joining the Company, he was previously Vice President, Portfolio Manager, at Federated Investment Management Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where from 1996 until September 2003 he was also a Lead Portfolio Manager, Co-Manager, or Assistant Portfolio Manager of $4.25 billion (base capital, unlevered amount) in mortgage and asset-backed securities funds. From 1994 to 1996, he was an associate at Lehman Brothers in the asset-backed structuring group. From 1992 to 1994, he was a Credit Analyst in the highly levered firms group and the aerospace group at Barclay's Bank. Mr. Cauley has invested in, researched, or structured almost every type of mortgage-backed security. Mr. Cauley, who is a CFA and a CPA, received his MBA in Finance and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University and his BA in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton. Mr. Cauley served in the United States Marine Corps for four years.

    Robert Dwyer
    Retired - Executive Vice President-National Sales Director
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    Retired - Executive Vice President-National Sales Director
    Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

    Mr. Dwyer has been a member of the Board of Directors since June 2007. He retired from Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in 1999 as Executive Vice President-National Sales Director, having served in that role from 1990 until his retirement. Prior to that, Mr. Dwyer was Director of Taxable Fixed Income for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Bank of New York Ivy Multi-Strategy Hedge Funds.

    Mr. Dwyer has numerous charitable and civic interests. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Niagara University and is on the investment committee for the Vincentian Order. He also is Chairman of the Dwyer Family Foundation, which supports a number of health and social programs. Mr. Dwyer has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of MasTec, Inc. since October of 2004.

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    Frank Jaumot
    Director of Accounting and Auditing
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    Director of Accounting and Auditing
    Ahearn, Jasco & Company, P.A.

    Frank E. Jaumot, 52, has been the Director of Accounting and Auditing for the certified public accounting firm of Ahearn, Jasco & Company, P.A. since 1991, and is a shareholder in that firm. From 1979 to 1991, Mr. Jaumot was associated with Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Jaumot is a certified public accountant in Florida and Ohio and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of MasTec, Inc. and Protective Products of America, Inc., and serves on the audit committees and the compensation committees for both. Mr. Jaumot is also on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of South Florida, Inc., a not-for-profit entity.