Scott A. Shay has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Signature Bank since its inception. He has also served as a Director of Signature Securities Group since its inception and as Chairman of the Board since December 2006. Since 1980 Mr. Shay has been involved in the investment banking and venture capital industries. Mr. Shay has been Managing Director of Ranieri & Co., Inc. and a partner of Hyperion Partners since 1988. Prior to joining Ranieri & Co./Hyperion Partners, he served as a director and a senior member of the mergers and acquisitions department of Salomon Brothers’, Inc. Mr. Shay serves as an officer or director of other direct and indirect subsidiaries of Hyperion Partners, L.P. and related entities. From October 1997 until August 2005, Mr. Shay served as a director of Bank Hapoalim BM, our former parent company. From December 1988 until February 2001, Mr. Shay served as a director of Bank United Corp., Texas and was a member of its audit committee for six years.