Alan Gosule - Independent Director of MFA Financial, Inc.

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Alan Gosule

Independent Director since 2001

Total compensation: $220,000
Age: 76

Alan L. Gosule J.D. is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gosule is a partner in the law firm of Clifford Chance US LLP (“Clifford Chance”) in New York City, and has practiced law with such firm and its predecessor since 1991. From 2002 to August 2005, he served as the Regional Head of Clifford Chance’s Real Estate Department for the Americas and, prior to 2002, was the Regional Head of such firm’s Tax, Pension and Employment Department for the Americas. Prior to 1991, Mr. Gosule practiced law with the firm of Gaston & Snow, where he was a member of such firm’s management committee and the Chair of the tax department. Mr. Gosule currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of F.L. Putnam Investment Management Company, and he served as a member of the Board of Directors of Home Properties, Inc. from 1996 to October 2015 when it was acquired by a private real estate fund. Mr. Gosule is a graduate of Boston University and received a J.D. from Boston University Law School and an L.L.M. in Taxation from Georgetown Law School.