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William F. Strome

Mr. Strome began serving on our Board of Directors on May 4, 2015. Since October 2014, he has served as a director of FBR & Co. (Nasdaq: FBRC), a company providing investment banking, merger and acquisition advisory, institutional brokerage, and research services. He also currently serves as a director of the Merle E. Gilliand & Olive Lee Gilliand Foundation, a position he’s held since February 2014. Mr. Strome previously served as Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration of RTI International Metals, Inc. (NYSE:RTI), from November 2007 until his retirement in April 2014. He led the Company’s strategic planning activities, acquisition and divestiture initiatives, and capital procurement as well as investor relations and treasury functions. He was also responsible for RTI’s information technology and insurance functions. In 2006 and 2007, prior to joining RTI, Mr. Strome was a principal at Laurel Mountain Partners where he focused on raising acquisition financing for its principal portfolio company – Liberty Waste Services. From 2001 to 2006 Mr. Strome was a Senior Managing Director in FBR’s Investment Banking group. From 1981 to 1997 he served as Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) and from 1997 to 2001 he served as a Managing Director of PNC’s capital markets broker-dealer, focusing on mergers and acquisitions as well as strategic advisory services. Mr. Strome holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Northwestern University and a J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.

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