CONSENT OF PROSPECTIVE DIRECTOR
The undersigned hereby consents, in accordance with Rule 438 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, to being named as a prospective director in the registration statement on Form S-11, and any amendments thereto, to be filed by Chimera Investment Corporation.
|/s/ Paul A. Keenan
Name: Paul A. Keenan
Dated: August 13, 2007