Chimera Appoints New Board Member Debra W. Still and Announces the Retirement of Paul Keenan from the Chimera Board of Directors

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Chimera Investment Corporation, Inc. (NYSE:CIM) announced today that Debra W. Still has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Still has nearly four decades of experience in real estate finance and since 2010 has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pulte Financial Services, which includes the mortgage lending, title and insurance operations of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM), one of the nation’s largest homebuilders. In addition to Pulte Financial Services, Ms. Still is also President of Pulte Mortgage, LLC, a nationwide lender headquartered in Englewood, Colorado. Ms. Still began her career with Pulte Mortgage, LLC in 1983 where she served in various executive capacities, including Chief Operating Officer, prior to being named President in 2004.

Ms. Still served as the 2013 Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association and is currently a member of the association’s Board of Directors, a member of MBA’s Consumer Affairs Advisory Council and Chairman of the MBA’s Opens Doors Foundation. Ms. Still was awarded MBA’s Andrew D. Woodward Distinguished Service Award in 2014. As an active MBA member for more than a decade, Ms. Still has also served as Chair of MBA's Residential Board of Governors, Chairman of MBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Chair of the GSE Affordable Housing Subgroup, Chairman of the Council for Residential Mortgage Servicing for the 21st Century and Chair of the MBA Forward Task Force.

Ms. Still is a graduate of Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y., with a Bachelor of Science degree and has completed graduate work in Finance at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. In 2011 and 2013, Ms. Still was featured in “Influential Women of the Housing Economy” by HousingWire Magazine and in 2011 was named one of “The Top Ten Women in Mortgage and Housing” by The Five Star Institute.

“We are pleased to welcome Debra to our Board,” said Paul Donlin, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Debra is a seasoned executive with almost 40 years in the mortgage industry and we believe Chimera will benefit greatly from her valuable insights and perspective.”

Chimera also announced today that Paul Keenan will not stand for re-election at the Company’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Mr. Keenan is an independent director and has served on the board of directors since November 2007. His term ends on the day of the Company’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

“I want to thank Paul for his many years of service. He has provided valuable expertise, sound judgment and solid guidance,” said Matthew Lambiase, Chief Executive Officer and President of Chimera.

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Chimera Investment Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is primarily engaged in real estate finance. We were incorporated in Maryland on June 01, 2007 and commenced operations on November 21, 2007. We invest, either directly or indirectly through our subsidiaries, in RMBS, residential mortgage loans, Agency CMBS, commercial mortgage loans, real estate-related securities and various other asset classes. We have elected and believe that we are organized and have operated in a manner that enables us to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the Code.

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