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William Lyon Homes (WLH.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Lyon

44 2016 Executive Chairman of the Board

Matthew Zaist

43 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Colin Severn

47 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Brian Doyle

54 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Jason Liljestrom

35 2017 Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Gary Hunt

69 2005 Lead Independent Director

Douglas Ammerman

66 2007 Independent Director

Eric Anderson

2018 Independent Director

Thomas Harrison

64 2016 Independent Director

Matthew Niemann

54 2012 Independent Director

Lynn Schell

57 2012 Independent Director

Larry Clark

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

William Lyon

Mr. William H. Lyon is Chairman of the Board and Executive Chairman of the Company. He is Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, served as Chief Executive Officer for William Lyon Homes from March 2013 through July 2015, and as Co-Chief Executive Officer from July 2015 to March 2016, at which time he transitioned into the current role of Executive Chairman. Prior to being elected Chairman of the Board effective in March 2016, Mr. Lyon had also served as Vice Chairman of the Board since July 2015, and has been a member of our Board since January 25, 2000. William H. Lyon worked full time with the former William Lyon Homes from November 1997 through November 1999 as an assistant project manager and has been employed by the Company since November 1999. Since joining the Company as an assistant project manager, Mr. Lyon has served as a Project Manager, the Director of Corporate Development (beginning in 2002), the Director of Corporate Affairs (from February 2003 to February 2005), Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (from February 2005 to March 2007), Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (from March 2007 to March 2009), and President and Chief Operating Officer (March 2009 to March 2013). Mr. Lyon also actively served as the President of William Lyon Financial Services from June 2008 to April 2009. Mr. Lyon is a member of the Board of Directors of Commercial Bank of California, Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine, CA and The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA. Mr. Lyon holds a dual B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Product Design from Stanford University.

Matthew Zaist

Mr. Matthew R. Zaist is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. On August 10, 2016, Mr. Zaist was appointed by the Board of Directors of the Company to serve as a member of the Board, and has served as a member of the Board since such date. Since joining the Company, Mr. Zaist has served in a number of corporate operational roles, including President and Co-Chief Executive Officer from July 2015 to March 2016, President and Chief Operating Officer from March 2013 to July 2015, Executive Vice President from January 2010 to March 2013 and previously, Corporate Vice President — Business Development & Operations from April 2009 to January 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Zaist served as Project Manager and Director of Land Acquisition for the Company’s Southern California Region. In his previous role as Executive Vice President, Mr. Zaist oversaw and managed the Company’s restructuring efforts and successful recapitalization, and as President and Chief Operating Officer managed and oversaw the Company’s initial public offering in 2013 in addition to being responsible for the overall management of the Company’s operations. Mr. Zaist is a member of the Executive Committee for the University of Southern California’s Lusk Center for Real Estate. Prior to joining William Lyon Homes, Mr. Zaist was a principal with American Management Systems (now CGI) in their State & Local Government practice. Mr. Zaist holds a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Colin Severn

Mr. Colin T. Severn is a Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of William Lyon Homes. . From April 3, 2009, Mr. Severn served as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Corporate Secretary until his promotion to Chief Financial Officer by approval of our Board on August 11, 2009. Mr. Severn continued to serve as the Company’s Corporate Secretary until November 2013, and was promoted from Vice President to Senior Vice President in 2015. Mr. Severn is a CPA (inactive) and has more than 18 years of experience in real estate accounting and finance, including positions with an international accounting firm, and other real estate and homebuilding companies. Mr. Severn holds a B.A. in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Finance from California State University, Fullerton.

Brian Doyle

Mr. Brian W. Doyle is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, joined the Company in 1999 when it acquired substantially all of the assets of the former William Lyon Homes, where Mr. Doyle had served as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Southern California Division since November 1997. Prior to his current position, the majority of Mr. Doyle’s 19 year tenure with the company (and its predecessor) has been in operational leadership roles including as Division Manager of the San Diego Division, Division President of the Southern California Division, and as the Regional President of California beginning in 2010. Mr. Doyle was promoted to Executive Vice President and California Regional President effective July 2015, and transitioned to the corporate position of Executive Vice President of Operations in July 2016, serving in such role until March 31, 2017, when he was further promoted to his current position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Doyle holds a B.A. from California State University of Long Beach, and possesses more than 25 years of experience in the real estate development and homebuilding industry.

Jason Liljestrom

Mr. Jason R. Liljestrom, is a Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the WILLIAM LYON HOMES. Since October 2013, and served in the role of Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary until his promotion to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary effective February 17, 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Liljestrom worked with the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP from 2007 to 2013 where he served as corporate counsel to a variety of public and private companies, and where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, securities matters and general corporate advice. Mr. Liljestrom holds a B.A. from Princeton University, a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law and is admitted to practice by the State Bar of California.

Gary Hunt

Mr. Gary H. Hunt is a Lead Independent Director of William Lyon Homes., since October 17, 2005. He spent 25 years with The Irvine Company, one of the nation’s largest master planning and land development organizations, serving 10 years as its Executive Vice President and member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Mr. Hunt led the company’s major entitlement, regional infrastructure, planning, legal and strategic government relations, as well as media and community relations activities. As a founding Partner in 2001 and now the Vice Chairman of California Strategies, LLC, Mr. Hunt serves as a Senior Advisor to some of the largest master-planned community and real estate developers in the Western United States. Mr. Hunt also works or has worked with major national financial institutions and regional banks to manage projects through the real estate macro-economic restructuring and re-entitlement period. Mr. Hunt currently serves on the board of Five Point Holdings, LLC, a company which has filed a registration statement on Form S-11 with the SEC and expects to list its Class A common shares on the NYSE according to such registration statement. In addition, Mr. Hunt serves on the boards of several private companies including Glenair Corporation, University of California, Irvine Foundation and Psomas Engineering Company. He formerly was Chairman of the Board of CT Realty, and lead independent director of Grubb & Ellis Corporation and for sixteen months served as interim President and CEO.

Douglas Ammerman

Mr. Douglas K. Ammerman is an Independent Director of William Lyon Homes., since February 27, 2007. Mr. Ammerman’s business career includes almost three decades of service with KPMG, independent public accountants, until retirement in 2002. He was the Managing Partner of the Orange County office and was a National Partner in Charge — Tax. He is a certified public accountant (inactive). In addition to his service as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company, Mr. Ammerman currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of three publicly traded companies. From 2005 to the present, Mr. Ammerman has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Fidelity National Financial (a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange), where he also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. From 2011 to the present, Mr. Ammerman has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Stantec Inc. (a company listed on the NYSE), where he serves as a member of the Audit Committee. From late 2015 to the present, Mr. Ammerman has served as a member of J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc. (a company listed on the NYSE), where has serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. In addition, during the past five years, Mr. Ammerman had served as a member of the Board of Directors of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (a company listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market) until March 29, 2017, where he served as Chairman of the Audit Committee, Remy International, Inc. (a company listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market) until 2015, where he served as Chairman of the Audit Committee, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Quiksilver, Inc. (a company previously listed on the NYSE) until 2012, where he served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of both the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees. Mr. Ammerman has served as a director of The Pacific Club for thirteen years and is a past president. He also has served as a director of the UCI Foundation for fifteen years.

Eric Anderson

Mr. Eric A. Anderson serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Anderson has held various positions over the course of a thirty-five year banking career, including most recently as Vice Chairman, Investment Banking of Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC (“Credit Suisse”), based in New York, a position which he held from 2010 until November 2, 2018. Prior to being named Vice Chairman, Mr. Anderson was Head of U.S. Real Estate Investment Banking at Credit Suisse. Mr. Anderson joined Credit Suisse in November 2000 when the firm merged with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (“DLJ”), where he was Managing Director and Co-Head of DLJ’s U.S. Real Estate Group. Prior to joining DLJ in 1995, Mr. Anderson was with Paine Webber Incorporated for five years where he focused on real estate investment banking. Prior to that, Mr. Anderson was with Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated for five years. Mr. Anderson is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Juris Doctorate from Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Thomas Harrison

Mr. Thomas F. Harrison is an Independent Director of William Lyon Homes. Mr. Harrison is currently a Managing Director and Head of Global Development of Colony NorthStar, Inc., formerly Colony Capital, Inc., where he has served since 1992 and up to the completion of its merger with NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., to create Colony NorthStar, Inc., effective January 2017. As Managing Director of Colony NorthStar, Inc., currently, and having been a principal of Colony Capital, Inc. for over 18 years, he has demonstrated a strong record of executive leadership and success in opportunistic real estate private equity investing, business planning, investment analysis, underwriting and origination, asset and portfolio management, and business development. Currently at Colony NorthStar, Mr. Harrison is active in sourcing, structuring and providing capital for value add and development transactions and responsible for management oversight of the firm’s worldwide real estate value-added and development portfolio. Prior to joining Colony Capital in 1992, Mr. Harrison was Executive Vice President of WSGP Partners, where he was responsible for real estate acquisitions from the RTC and other financial institutions. Previous to WSGP, he held senior positions with three prominent national development companies where he was responsible for the development collectively of over $1.5 billion of real estate projects and the acquisition of over $250 million of income-producing properties and residential land. Mr. Harrison holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA.

Matthew Niemann

Mr. Matthew R. Niemann is an Independent Director of William Lyon Homes., since February 25, 2012. Mr. Niemann is a Managing Director and senior member of Houlihan Lokey Capital’s Restructuring Group and previously was the Global Head of the Real Estate Investment Banking Group. He first joined Houlihan in 1999. Before rejoining Houlihan in 2008, Mr. Niemann spent three years with Cerberus Capital and served as senior managing director and chief strategic officer of GMAC ResCap (a Cerberus portfolio company) in charge of strategy for its $5.0 billion portfolio of builder and developer real estate investments. Mr. Niemann has been involved as a principal or advisor in a wide range of M&A, financing, restructuring and real estate transactions throughout his career, and is a frequent speaker and regularly testifies as an expert in these areas. Earlier in his career, Mr. Niemann was with PricewaterhouseCoopers and practiced law for several years in the Corporate, Banking & Real Estate practice of Bryan Cave in St. Louis. Mr. Niemann holds a law and finance degree from St. Louis University. He was a guest lecturer at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, a member of the Ph.D. Dissertation Committee at Webster University, and has also served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee (Treasurer) of the Ronald McDonald Houses of Greater St. Louis.

Lynn Schell

Ms. Lynn Carlson Schell is an Independent Director of William Lyon Homes., since February 25, 2012. Ms. Carlson Schell currently serves as the Managing Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Shelter Corporation and The Waters Senior Living, directing the firm’s strategy and long-term growth. Since founding Shelter Corporation, Ms. Carlson Schell has developed or acquired multi-family and senior housing consisting of over 16,500 units and comprising $1.2 billion in real estate. Ms. Carlson Schell led her firm’s diversification into senior living in 1999 and has since launched The Waters, a branded senior living experience in partnership with the University of Minnesota. In 2015, the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal named Shelter Corporation the fifth largest female owned business in Minnesota, also naming Ms. Carlson Schell an industry leader. Prior to founding Shelter Corporation, Ms. Carlson Schell spent nine years working as an associate and senior developer with Can-American Corporation. She was responsible for residential, condominium and apartment developments in the Midwest and Florida. Ms. Carlson Schell holds a B.A. in Economics from Mount Holyoke College and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Walker Art Center.

Larry Clark

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

William Lyon

4,012,190

Matthew Zaist

5,378,300

Colin Severn

1,591,420

Brian Doyle

2,342,220

Jason Liljestrom

1,150,320

Gary Hunt

271,250

Douglas Ammerman

233,750

Eric Anderson

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Thomas Harrison

183,750

Matthew Niemann

206,250

Lynn Schell

171,250

Larry Clark

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As Of  31 Dec 2017