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William J. Montgoris

Former Chief Operating Officer and Former Chief Financial Officer, The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc.

William J. Montgoris became a director in August 2007. Mr. Montgoris retired as Chief Operating Officer of The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. in 1999, a position he held since August 1993, after spending 20 years with the company. While at Bear Stearns, Mr. Montgoris also served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer from April 1987 until October 1996. Mr. Montgoris is a trustee of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and a trustee emeritus of Colby College and St. John’s University. Mr. Montgoris was previously a director of OfficeMax Incorporated, where he served from 2007 to 2013, and of Stage Stores, Inc., where he served from 2004 to 2020 and was chairman of the board from 2010.


Director Qualifications: Mr. Montgoris brings to the Board valuable perspective and insight with respect to finance and accounting after spending over 20 years in the investment banking industry. His financial expertise offers our Board a deep understanding of financial and audit-related matters. As the former chairman of the board of directors for Stage Stores, Inc., Mr. Montgoris also brings valuable insight with respect to the retail industry and the oversight of public companies.

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