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Signature Bank (SBNY.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Scott Shay

60 Chairman of the Board

Joseph DePaolo

58 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Vito Susca

49 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mark Sigona

56 2004 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Peter Quinlan

51 2011 Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Eric Howell

47 2013 Executive Vice President-Corporate & Business Development

Thomas Kasulka

59 Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

Michael Sharkey

60 2004 Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Kathryn Byrne

52 2015 Lead Independent Director

John Tamberlane

76 Vice Chairman of the Board

Derrick Cephas

66 2016 Independent Director

Alfonse D'Amato

80 2005 Independent Director

Barney Frank

77 2015 Independent Director

Judith Huntington

54 2013 Independent Director

Jeffrey Meshel

60 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Scott Shay

Mr. Scott A. Shay is the Chairman of the Board of Signature Bank. Mr. Shay is a co-founder of Signature Bank and 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 of Directors since December 2006. Since 1980, Mr. Shay has been involved in the investment banking and venture capital industries. Mr. Shay has been Managing Director/Partner of Ranieri Strategies LLC and its predecessors (“Ranieri”) and a partner of Hyperion Partners since 1988. Mr. Shay serves as an officer or director of other direct and indirect subsidiaries of Ranieri and related entities. Prior to joining Ranieri/Hyperion Partners, he served as a director and a senior member of the mergers and acquisitions department of Salomon Brothers, Inc. 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. Mr. Shay’s experience in investment and commercial banking led the Board of Directors to conclude that he should be a member of our Board of Directors.

Joseph DePaolo

Mr. Joseph J. DePaolo is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Signature Bank. Mr. DePaolo has also served as a Director of Signature Securities Group since its inception and served as its Chairman of the Board of Directors until December 2006. Prior to joining Signature Bank, Mr. DePaolo was a Managing Director and member of the Senior Management Committee of the Consumer Financial Services Division at Republic National Bank, which he joined in 1988. At Republic National Bank, Mr. DePaolo held numerous positions including First Vice President and Deputy Auditor, First Vice President and Senior Vice President of Consumer Banking, Managing Director, Chairman of Republic Financial Services Corporation (Republic National Bank’s retail broker-dealer group) and Chairman of Republic Insurance Agency (Republic National Bank’s retail insurance agency). Prior to joining Republic National Bank, Mr. DePaolo was a senior audit manager with KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. DePaolo is a member of the New York State Society of CPAs. Mr. DePaolo’s experience in commercial banking and his role as our President and Chief Executive Officer.

Vito Susca

Mr. Vito Susca is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Signature Bank. Mr. Susca is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Signature Bank. He has held this position since May 2013. Mr. Susca joined the Bank in March 2004 and has served as Senior Vice President and Controller. Before joining the Bank, he held various positions at Republic National Bank of New York, which he joined in 1991, and then HSBC Bank USA/HSBC Securities Inc. following the acquisition of Republic by HSBC. Roles Mr. Susca held include Vice President and Deputy Controller in the Derivative Products Group and Vice President in the Global Trading Operations Financial Control Group. He was also First Vice President and Deputy Manager in Treasury Finance for HSBC Bank USA/HSBC Securities Inc. Mr. Susca is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPAs.

Mark Sigona

Mr. Mark T. Sigona is an Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Signature Bank. Prior to this appointment, he had been serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, a role he held since Signature Bank’s inception. Prior to joining Signature Bank, Mr. Sigona was a Senior Vice President and head of the Accounting Services Division of the Finance Group at Republic National Bank, which he joined in March 1989. At Republic National Bank, Mr. Sigona held numerous positions, including First Vice President of the Finance Division and Internal Audit Manager. Prior to joining Republic National Bank, Mr. Sigona was a supervising senior accountant at KPMG Peat Marwick.

Peter Quinlan

Mr. Peter S. Quinlan is an Executive Vice President, Treasurer of Signature Bank. Prior to this post, he served as Treasurer and Senior Vice President of Signature Bank from November 2006. In this capacity, he manages the investment portfolio, interest rate risk and liquidity management functions of the institution. Prior to this appointment, he had been serving as Treasurer of Signature Bank. He also serves as the Chairman of the Company’s Asset Liability Management Committee. Prior to joining Signature Bank, he was a divisional Chief Financial Officer of Bank Hapoalim, which he joined in September 2000. He also previously served as the Treasurer of Clarity Holdings and Clarity Bank as well as the Controller of First Trade Union Bank. Mr. Quinlan began his banking career with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) as an Associate National Bank Examiner.

Eric Howell

Mr. Eric R. Howell is an Executive Vice President-Corporate & Business Development of the Company. Prior to this post, Mr. Howell served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2009 and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2004. Prior to this appointment, he had been serving as Vice President of Finance and Controller for Signature Bank. He joined Signature Bank in 2000 as Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining Signature Bank, Mr. Howell was Controller at BlueStone Capital Partners, L.P. and its Trade.com division. Mr. Howell also was an Associate Managing Director at Republic National Bank, which he joined in 1992. Mr. Howell also held numerous other positions while at Republic National Bank, including Chief Financial Officer of Republic Financial Services Corporation (Republic National Bank’s retail broker-dealer group) and Republic Insurance Agency (Republic National Bank’s retail insurance agency).

Thomas Kasulka

Mr. Thomas Kasulka is an Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at Signature Bank, where he is responsible for coordinating the institution’s lending activities. Mr. Kasulka is a seasoned finance veteran with more than 30 years of middle market and corporate banking experience. He joined Signature Bank in 2004 as a Group Director and Senior Vice President, building one of its most successful private client banking groups. In November 2017, he was promoted to his current position. Prior to joining Signature Bank, Mr. Kasulka was Executive Vice President and Division Head at Fleet Bank, directing the New York Corporate and Middle Market Banking Group and the Apparel and Textile Groups.

Michael Sharkey

Mr. Michael Sharkey is the Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of Signature Bank. Prior to this appointment, he had been serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, a role he held since Signature Bank’s inception. Before joining Signature Bank, Mr. Sharkey was an Associate Managing Director at Republic National Bank, which he joined in 1998. At Republic National Bank, Mr. Sharkey’s responsibilities included retail banking systems, banking product management, ATM/debit processing cards, pension products, check processing and systems liaison, branch review and control as well as disaster recovery coordination.

Kathryn Byrne

Ms. Kathryn A. Byrne, CPA is the Lead Independent director of Signature Bank, since June 17, 2015. Currently, she serves as the Practice Leader of the manufacturing and distribution group at the New York City-based accounting and consulting firm Mazars USA LLP. Ms. Byrne has provided accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services to domestic and foreign corporations across various industries for more than 25 years. Ms. Byrne’s experience in the accounting profession, and, in particular, her experience auditing public companies, led the Board to conclude that she should be a member of our Board of Directors

John Tamberlane

Mr. John Tamberlane is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Signature Bank. Prior to joining Signature Bank, Mr. Tamberlane was the President of the Consumer Financial Services Division and a Director of Republic National Bank, which he joined in 1980. As President of the Consumer Financial Services Division, Mr. Tamberlane managed the national mortgage banking division, retail broker-dealer division and retail branch network, which grew to the third largest branch network in the New York metropolitan area prior to its acquisition. In this capacity, he was also President of two independent bank subsidiaries of Republic New York Corporation: The Manhattan Savings Bank and its predecessor, The Williamsburgh Savings Bank. Mr. Tamberlane was also a member of the Asset/Liability Management Committee of Republic National Bank. Prior to joining Republic National Bank, he was employed with Bankers Trust. Mr. Tamberlane’s experience in commercial banking led the Board to conclude that he should be a member of our Board of Directors.

Derrick Cephas

Mr. Derrick D. Cephas is an Independent Director of Signature Bank. Mr. Cephas is a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, an international full service law firm headquartered in New York City. Mr. Cephas has broad-based experience in representing commercial banks, thrift institutions, bank holding companies and foreign banking corporations in a wide range of regulatory and transactional matters. Recently, Mr. Cephas has spent a considerable amount of time counseling clients with respect to compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act and the Volcker Rule as well as compliance with enhanced prudential standards for large banks. Prior to joining Weil, Mr. Cephas served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Amalgamated Bank, then a $4.5 billion commercial bank headquartered in New York City. Previously, he was a banking and corporate law partner in the New York office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Prior to Cadwalader, Mr. Cephas served as the Superintendent of Banks for the State of New York from 1991 to 1994. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Dime Savings Bank of New York, Merrill Lynch International Bank and D.E. Shaw & Co. Inc. He is currently a Director of the Fresh Air Fund, Empire State Development Corporation, the New York Public Asset Fund, Trevor Day School, and the New York City Housing Authority and a member of the Board of Advisors for The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. Mr. Cephas’ significant

Alfonse D'Amato

Mr. Alfonse M. D'Amato is an Independent Director of Signature Bank. Mr. D’Amato is the Managing Director of Park Strategies LLC, the Manhattan and Washington, D.C.-based business consulting firm he started in 1999. Senator D’Amato served as a United States Senator for New York for 18 years, from 1981 to 1999, during which time he served as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and as a member of the Senate Finance Committee. Mr. D’Amato’s experience in government and as a public company director led the Board to conclude that he should be a member of our Board of Directors.

Barney Frank

Mr. Barney Frank is an Independent Director of Signature Bank. Mr. Frank served as a U.S. Congressman representing the 4th District of Massachusetts from 1981-2013 and also was the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee from 2007-2011. As Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, Mr. Frank was instrumental in crafting the short-term $550 billion rescue plan in response to the nation’s 2008-2009 financial crisis. Later, he co-sponsored the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was signed into law in July 2010. Prior to serving in Congress, Mr. Frank spent eight years as a state Representative in Massachusetts and, earlier, served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Michael Harrington and Chief Assistant to Mayor Kevin White of Boston. Mr. Frank’s extensive experience as a Congressman, and particularly as Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, led the Board to conclude that he should be a member of the Board of Directors.

Judith Huntington

Ms. Judith A. Huntington is Independent Director of Signature Bank. From 2010 through September 2016, Ms. Huntington was the president of The College of New Rochelle (CNR). Ms. Huntington joined CNR as Vice President for Financial Affairs in 2001. Ms. Huntington’s experience includes more than 25 years in the financial arena. Prior to joining CNR, she worked as a certified public accountant for 15 years with the accounting firm KPMG LLP serving as audit senior manager in KPMG’s metro New York higher education, research, and other not-for-profit practice, providing audit and accounting services. In addition to serving higher education clients, she worked in the firm’s banking and SEC practice, was an instructor and recruiter in the firm, and participated in the firm’s peer review process. In a firm-sponsored fellowship, she participated in a two-year rotation as an intern/fellow with the Financial Accounting Standards Board. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Westchester County Association. Ms. Huntington’s experience in the financial services sector led the Board to conclude that she should be a member of our Board of Directors.

Jeffrey Meshel

Mr. Jeffrey W. Meshel is an Independent Director of Signature Bank since September 2005. Mr. Meshel has over 25 years of experience in acquisition, management, and lending on residential and commercial real estate. Mr. Meshel is also a co-founder of Paradigm Capital Group, Mercury Properties, and Mercury Equity Group. Paradigm Capital Group is a fully integrated real estate mortgage investment company. Mercury Properties is a fully integrated real estate holding company that owns, operates, and manages its own portfolio. Mercury Equity Group is a boutique NASD Broker/Dealer that specializes in private placements. Mercury Equity Group funds private investments in public entities (PIPEs) and has several joint ventures with a collection of hedge funds and wealth management firms. Mr. Meshel is also Founder and Chairman of The Strategic Forum. Mr. Meshel’s experience in lending and credit led the Board to conclude that he should be a member of our Board of Directors.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Scott Shay

5,251,770

Joseph DePaolo

7,583,450

Vito Susca

2,532,360

Mark Sigona

4,147,370

Peter Quinlan

--

Eric Howell

4,233,280

Thomas Kasulka

--

Michael Sharkey

--

Kathryn Byrne

422,200

John Tamberlane

4,172,290

Derrick Cephas

403,935

Alfonse D'Amato

423,200

Barney Frank

409,200

Judith Huntington

434,700

Jeffrey Meshel

417,200
As Of  31 Dec 2017