Axos Financial appoints Stefani Carter as Independent Director of the Board of the Company and the Bank

– USA, CA –  Axos Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AX), parent of Axos Bank, today announced the election of Stefani Carter as an independent director of the company and the Bank, effective August 31, 2021.

Ms. Carter has extensive legal, corporate governance, commercial real estate, and public board experience.

“Stefani is a welcomed addition to our Board,” said Board Chairman, Paul Grinberg. “As the Company continues to grow and expand into new businesses, we will benefit from Stefani’s insights and experience serving on other public company boards.”


Ms. Carter has been a practicing attorney since 2005, specializing in civil litigation and legal compliance, including as commercial litigation and regulatory shareholder at Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC since 2020. Before FBFK, she held a diverse range of legal and professional positions, including working for a large firm, Vinson & Elkins, litigation boutiques, and her own firm, Stefani Carter & Associates, LLC. She also served as an assistant district attorney and as a two-term member of the Texas House of Representatives.

“I am delighted to join the Axos Board,” said Stefani Carter. “The Company has evolved from a consumer online bank to a diversified financial services company. I look forward to sharing my expertise to help shepherd Axos in its next growth evolution.”

Ms. Carter is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Ms. Carter currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, as a Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and as a Member of the Executive Committee of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ: WHLR), a retail real estate investment trust. She also serves as the Lead Director of the Board of Directors, as Chairperson of the NCG Committee, and as a Member of the Related Party Transactions Committee of Braemar Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: BHR), a luxury lodging REIT.

About Axos Financial, Inc.

Axos Financial, Inc. is the holding company for Axos Bank, Axos Clearing LLC, and Axos Invest, Inc. Axos Bank is a nationwide bank, with approximately $14.3 billion in assets, that provides consumer and business banking products through its low-cost distribution channels and affinity partners. Axos Clearing LLC, with approximately $41 billion of assets under custody and/or administration, and Axos Invest, Inc., provide comprehensive securities clearing services to introducing broker-dealers and registered investment advisor correspondents and digital investment advisory services to retail investors, respectively. Axos Financial, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol “AX” and is a component of the Russell 2000 Index, the KBW Nasdaq Financial Technology Index, and the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.

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