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Hunt Companies Announces Expansion of Board of Directors
Hunt Companies Announces Expansion of Board of Directors June 15, 2015

El Paso, TX – Hunt Companies, Inc. today announced the appointment of the following new members of its Board of Directors:

James (“Jim”) K. Hunt:  Mr. Hunt currently serves as Chairman of the Board of THL Credit, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCRD).  In 2007, Mr. Hunt founded the THL Credit business in association with Thomas H. Lee Partners, LP and led the business as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Executive Chairman and Director of THL Credit Advisors LLC through July 2014.  Mr. Hunt also serves on the board as lead director of PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFSI).  Prior to founding THL Credit, Mr. Hunt was Managing Partner and CEO of Bison Capital which he co-founded in 2001.  Previous to Bison Capital, Mr. Hunt worked at SunAmerca in a variety of roles, including President of SunAmerica Corporate Finance and EVP of SunAmerica Investments, Inc.  Mr. Hunt was also with Citicorp for over 14 years primarily in leveraged finance and became a Senior Credit Officer of the bank.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Texas at El Paso, and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. 

James (“Jim”) Lozier: Mr. Lozier currently serves as a Director for Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC).  He previously served as Co-Founder and CEO of Archon Group LP, a diversified international real estate services and advisory company, from its formation in 1996 until 2012.  Prior to that, Mr. Lozier worked at JE Robert Company, a global real estate investment management company, where he was responsible for managing the Goldman Sachs/JE Robert joint venture for two years.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University.   

Richard (“Dary”) Stone: Mr. Stone currently serves as Director of Cousins Properties Inc. (NYSE-CUZ) and Director of Tolleson Private Bank.  Mr. Stone previously served as President of Cousins Properties as well as Vice Chairman.  He formerly served as a Director of Lone Star Bank and as Chairman of the Texas Finance Commission.  Previously, Mr. Stone founded and built a commercial development company in Texas, Faison-Stone, Inc.  Before beginning his real estate career, he served as Counsel to former Texas Gov. Bill Clements; Director of the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations in Washington, DC and as Campaign Manager for the re-election of Governor Clements.  He also served as a Regional Board Member of the Resolution Trust Corporation.  Mr. Stone is a Member and past Chairman of the Board of Regents of Baylor University.  He attended Tulane University and Baylor University for undergraduate studies and has a Juris Doctor from Baylor University.

“I am pleased that these very accomplished individuals have agreed to serve as external members of Hunt’s board of directors,” said Woody Hunt, Executive Chairman.  “These appointments continue to strengthen the governance structure of Hunt by providing industry expertise to ensure that the company remains a leader in the development, investment, management, and financing of real assets.”

In addition to these new appointments, Hunt announced today that William Kell, who served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer until his retirement in August of 2013 and remained as a Board Member thereafter, has transitioned off Hunt’s Board due to his term ending.  Mr. Kell started with the Company in 2003 as Executive Vice President in the Asset Management Division, and from 2005 through his retirement, served as CFO. 

About Hunt

Hunt Companies, Inc. is a privately-owned company dedicated to building value through the development, investment, management and financing of real assets. Hunt has more than 1,000 direct employees across the U.S. and abroad. Together, Hunt and its affiliates own or manage 56,000 multifamily units and 4.9 million square feet of office, retail and industrial properties. Hunt has offices throughout the United States and abroad. To learn more about Hunt, please visit www.huntcompanies.com.