Chimera Investment adds Teresa Bazemore to the Board of Directors

– USA, NY – Chimera Investment Corporation, Inc. (NYSE:CIM) announced today that Teresa Bryce Bazemore has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Bazemore has over 25 years as a senior executive in the mortgage banking field including most recently until April 2017 as the President of Radian Guaranty where she oversaw the strategic planning, business development and operations of the mortgage insurance business line.

In addition to Radian Guaranty where, prior to being named President, she served in executive capacities, including Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Risk Officer and Corporate Secretary of Radian Group, Ms. Bazemore’s extensive financial services background includes executive positions at Nexstar Financial Corporation, Bank of America Mortgage and PNC Mortgage Corp. of America.

Ms. Bazemore was recently elected to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (“FHLB Pittsburgh”) as an independent director. She serves on the FHLB Pittsburgh’s Affordable Housing, Products & Services Committee and on its Audit Committee. Her professional affiliations have included the Economic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the Fannie Mae National Advisory Council, the Mortgage Bankers Association of America Board of Directors and many others.

Ms. Bazemore earned a BA from the University of Virginia and a JD from Columbia University. She is the recipient of a number of awards and accolades, including Top 20 Leading Industry Women by Mortgage Banking Magazine, Women of Distinction Award from Philadelphia Business Journal, Most Powerful & Influential Women of Pennsylvania Award from the Pennsylvania Diversity Council and, most recently, the 2017 Paradigm Award from the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.

“We are pleased to welcome Teresa to our Board,” said Paul Donlin, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Teresa has extraordinary expertise in the mortgage banking industry, and we believe Chimera will benefit greatly from her extensive experience and perspective.”

Other Information

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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