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Carolyn Downey
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Carolyn Downey has been a director of ARMOUR since September 2013. Ms. Downey has over 27 years of institutional capital markets experience working with leading institutions in global finance. From 1989 until 2007, Ms. Downey held various executive positions at, including as a Managing Director of, RBS Greenwich Capital, a fixed-income sales, trading and finance firm serving institutional clients, and a U.S. Government securities primary dealer. At RBS Greenwich Capital, Ms. Downey was responsible for relationships with real-estate investment trusts, financial institutions, hedge funds, investment managers and proprietary trading desks, participated in structuring and distribution of net interest margin securities, commercial mortgage securities and collateralized mortgage obligations, and advised on hedging strategies using derivative products and synthetic swaps. Prior to her time at RBS Greenwich Capital, Ms. Downey was a Vice President of Fixed Income Sales at Salomon, Inc. from 1981 until 1989, where she was for some time responsible for residual product placement and other equity tranches of structured debt and sourcing residuals from mortgage originators and security issuers. Ms. Downey also previously served as a mortgage product specialist in London and a thrift specialist in New York. She holds a B.A. degree from St. Mary's College in Sociology, a B.S. degree in Accounting from Boston University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Ms. Downey serves on the Advisory Board of St. Ann School, Manhattan, a partnership of patrons, the Archdiocese and school leaders, and previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Student Sponsor Partners.
Thomas K. Guba
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Thomas K. Guba has been a director of ARMOUR since November 2009 and the lead independent director since March 2014. Mr. Guba has also been a director of JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp., a publicly-traded real estate investment trust (NYSE: JMI) which invests in and manages a leveraged portfolio of agency mortgage backed securities, non-agency mortgage backed securities and other mortgage-related investments, since June 2012 and the lead independent director since March 2014. Mr. Guba has been the senior executive or head trader of various Wall Street mortgage and government departments in his 37 years in the securities business. Since 2009, Mr. Guba has been employed by Auriga Securities, USA, performing broker-dealer transactions in mortgage-backed securities. From 2001 through 2008, Mr. Guba was President and Principal of the Winter Group, a fully integrated mortgage platform and money management firm. He was Managing Director of Structured Product Sales at Credit Suisse First Boston from 2000 to 2002, Managing Director and Department Manager of Mortgages and U.S. Treasuries at Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette, which was subsequently purchased by Credit Suisse First Boston, from 1994 to 2000, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Fixed Income at Smith Barney from 1993 to 1994, Managing Director of the Mortgage and U.S. Treasuries Department at Mabon Securities from 1990 to 1993, Senior Vice President and Mortgage Department Manager at Drexel Burnham Lambert from 1984 to 1990, Senior Vice President and Head Mortgage Trader at Paine Webber from 1977 to 1984, and a trader of mortgaged backed securities at Bache & Co. from 1975 to 1977. Mr. Guba was also a Second Lieutenant, Military Police Corps, in the United States Army from 1972 to 1974. Mr. Guba holds a B.A. in political science from Cornell University and a M.B.A. in finance from New York University and serves on the Board of the SIFMA Foundation as a Treasurer.
Robert C. Hain
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Robert C. Hain has been a director of ARMOUR since November 2009. Mr. Hain has also been a director of JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp., a publicly-traded real estate investment trust (NYSE: JMI) which invests in and manages a leveraged portfolio of agency mortgage backed securities, non-agency mortgage backed securities and other mortgage-related investments, since June 2012. Mr. Hain has been a non-executive director of Bank Leumi (UK) Plc, a majority-owned subsidiary of Bank Leumi Le Israel BM, one of Israel’s largest financial institutions, since 2012. Mr. Hain has been Chairman of City Financial Investment Company Limited since 2006, a partner at Shadbolt Partners LLP since 2005, and a director of Wittering Limited since 2005 and Kingsway Consultancy Limited since 2007, each of which is engaged in asset management in the United Kingdom and Europe. Mr. Hain is also a director of HomeChoice International Plc (Malta), a retailer of home furnishings to South Africans listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and a director of Sound Diplomacy Holdings Ltd. (London) and a member of the advisory board of The DHX Animation Fund (London). Previously, Mr. Hain was a director of Majorpoint Limited (London) from 2006 to 2014, the Non-Executive Chairman of Dundee Wealth SA (Luxembourg) from 2007 to 2009, a director of Tailwind Financial Inc. (Canada) from 2006 to 2009 and the Vice Chairman of CSS Stellar Holdings Inc. from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Hain was also the Chief Executive Officer of Invesco UK, a prominent British asset manager, from 2002 to 2004, and Chief Executive Officer of AIM Trimark, a Canadian mutual fund company, from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Hain was a member of the Executive Management Committee of Amvescap Plc (now Invesco Ltd.), from 1998 to 2005. Mr. Hain’s career in financial services includes senior executive positions in marketing, private banking and retail financial services in North America and Europe, and has comprised major acquisitions, integrations, and product and service delivery innovations. In addition, Mr. Hain has served on the boards and committees of financial services, business, arts, health and social services organizations at the national and local levels in Toronto, Zurich, Winnipeg, Halifax and London. He holds degrees from the University of Toronto (Innis College) and the University of Oxford (Merton College).
John P. Hollihan III
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John “Jack” P. Hollihan, III III has been a director of ARMOUR since November 2009. Mr. Hollihan has also been a director of JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp., a publicly-traded real estate investment trust (NYSE: JMI) which invests in and manages a leveraged portfolio of agency mortgage backed securities, non-agency mortgage backed securities and other mortgage-related investments, since June 2012. Mr. Hollihan has over 29 years of investment banking and investment experience. Mr. Hollihan has served as the lead independent director of City Financial Investment Company Limited (London) and Executive Chairman of Litchfield Capital Holdings (Connecticut) since 2005. Mr. Hollihan has also been a director of American Financial Realty Trust and of Recombine LLC. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Hollihan was the Head of European Industry Investment Banking for Banc of America Securities (“BAS”), where he was a member of the BAS European Capital Committee and Board, and where he had responsibility for a loan book of $8 billion. Prior to that, from 1986 to 2000, Mr. Hollihan was Head of Global Project and Asset Based Finance and Leasing at Morgan Stanley and was a member of the Morgan Stanley International Investment Banking Operating Committee. In that capacity, he managed $45 billion in asset based and structured financings and leasing arrangements. He is a former trustee of American Financial Realty Trust (NYSE: AFR). Mr. Hollihan holds B.S. (Wharton) and B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Stewart J. Paperin
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Stewart J. Paperin has been a director of ARMOUR since November 2009. Mr. Paperin has also been a director of JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp., a publicly-traded real estate investment trust (NYSE: JMI) which invests in and manages a leveraged portfolio of agency mortgage backed securities, non-agency mortgage backed securities and other mortgage-related investments, since June 2012. Mr. Paperin served as a member of Enterprise Acquisition Corp.’s Board of Directors from its inception in July 2007 to its merger with ARMOUR in November 2009. Mr. Paperin served as Executive Vice President of the Soros Foundation, a worldwide private philanthropic foundation, from 1996 to 2013, where he oversaw financial, administrative and economic development activities. From 1996 to July 2005, Mr. Paperin served as a Senior Advisor and portfolio manager for Soros Fund Management LLC, a financial services company, and since July 2005 has served as a consultant to Soros Fund Management LLC. From 1996 to 2007, Mr. Paperin served as a Director of Penn Octane Corporation (NASDAQ: POCC), a company engaged in the purchase, transportation and sale of liquefied petroleum gas. Prior to joining the Soros organizations, Mr. Paperin served as President of Brooke Group International, an investment firm concentrated on the former Soviet Union, from 1990 to 1993, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Western Union Corporation, a provider of money transfer and message services which was controlled by Brooke Group, from 1988 to 1990. Prior to Western Union Corporation, Mr. Paperin served as Chief Financial Officer of Timeplex Corporation, a telecommunications equipment provider, from 1986 to 1988 and of Datapoint Corporation, a computer equipment manufacturer, from 1985 to 1986. Prior to Datapoint Corporation, Mr. Paperin served as a financial officer of Pepsico Corporation from 1980 to 1985 and as a management consultant at Cresap McCormick & Paget from 1975 to 1980. Mr. Paperin also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Community Bankers Acquisition Corp., a blank check company formed to acquire an operating business in the banking industry (NYSE MKT LLC: BTC). Mr. Paperin holds a B.A. degree and an M.S. degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by the State University of New York.

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