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Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (FTAI.N)

FTAI.N on New York Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Adams

61 2016 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Scott Christopher

45 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Eun Nam

37 2018 Chief Accounting Officer

Kenneth Nicholson

48 2016 Director

Paul Goodwin

76 Independent Director

Judith Hannaway

67 2018 Independent Director

A. Andrew Levison

62 2018 Independent Director

Ray Robinson

71 Independent Director

Martin Tuchman

78 Independent Director

Alan Andreini

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Adams

Mr. Joseph P. Adams Jr., is the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is a member of the Management Committee of Fortress and is a Managing Director at Fortress within the Private Equity Group. He has served as a member of the board of directors of Seacastle, Inc., SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd., Aircastle Limited and RailAmerica Inc. Previously, Mr. Adams was a partner at Brera Capital Partners and at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he was in the transportation industry group. In 2002, Mr. Adams served as the first Executive Director of the Air Transportation Stabilization Board. Mr. Adams received a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Scott Christopher

Mr. Scott Christopher CPA is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Christopher worked as Deputy Corporate Controller at American International Group, Inc. Prior to that, he worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP in various capacities in Audit, Advisory and Merger & Acquisition Services. Mr. Christopher received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin –Madison and is a certified public accountant.

Eun Nam

Ms. Eun Nam CPA is the Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Ms. Nam also serves as a Senior Vice President of the Fortress Private Equity group, and has been involved in various mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Ms. Nam previously served as Interim Chief Accounting Officer of Drive Shack Inc., an entity that was then managed by our Manager, from March through September 2016. Prior to joining Fortress in 2014, Ms. Nam worked in KPMG LLP’s audit and risk advisory services for over ten years. Ms. Nam received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from Emory University, and is a certified public accountant.

Kenneth Nicholson

Mr. Kenneth J. Nicholson is Director of the Company. Mr. Nicholson is a Managing Director at Fortress focusing on investments in the transportation, infrastructure and energy industries, including investments made by Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC. He joined Fortress in May 2006. Previously, Mr. Nicholson worked in investment banking at UBS Investment Bank and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he was a member of the transportation industry group. Mr. Nicholson holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. As a result of his past experiences, Mr. Nicholson has extensive credit, private equity finance and management expertise. These factors and his other qualifications and skills, led our Board of Directors to conclude that Mr. Nicholson should serve as a director.

Paul Goodwin

Mr. Paul R. Goodwin is Independent Director of the Company. He was a member of the board of directors of SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd, from 2009 through April 2013, and on the board of directors of RailAmerica, Inc. from October 2009 through October 2012. Mr. Goodwin served on the board of directors of Manhattan Associates, Inc. from April 2003 through May 2011. From June 2003 through 2004, Mr. Goodwin served as a consultant to CSX Corporation, which, through its subsidiaries, operates the rail network in the eastern United States. Mr. Goodwin also served on the board of the National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust from 2003 through 2006. From April 2000 until June 2003, Mr. Goodwin served as vice-chairman and chief financial officer of CSX Corporation. Mr. Goodwin started with CSX Corporation in 1965 and held various senior management positions with entities affiliated with CSX Corporation group, including executive vice president and chief financial officer, senior vice president finance and planning and executive vice president of finance and administration. Mr. Goodwin graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and received an MBA from George Washington University.

Judith Hannaway

Ms. Judith A. Hannaway is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Hannaway has acted as a consultant to various financial institutions. Prior to acting as a consultant, Ms. Hannaway was employed by Scudder Investments, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank Asset Management, as a Managing Director. Ms. Hannaway joined Scudder Investments in 1994 and was responsible for Special Product Development including closed-end funds, offshore funds and REIT funds. Prior to joining Scudder Investments, Ms. Hannaway was employed by Kidder Peabody as a Senior Vice President in Alternative Investment Product Development. She joined Kidder Peabody in 1983. Prior to Kidder Peabody Ms. Hannaway was a Senior Vice President in the Leverage Leasing Group at Merrill Lynch involved in aircraft and other transportation equipment leasing. Ms. Hannaway also spent time at Continental Grain Company at the beginning of her career in the Long Range Planning Group doing barge financing and leasing. Since 2015 Ms. Hannaway is the Lead Independent Director of Northstar Realty Europe Corp., and is a director of DiamondPeak Holdings Corp. since February 2019. Ms. Hannaway served as an independent director of NorthStar Realty and Northstar Asset Management from September 2004 and June 2014, respectively, through January 2017. Ms. Hannaway holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Newton College of the Sacred Heart and a Masters of Business Administration from Simmons College Graduate Program in Management. Her extensive experience in the aviation and transportation business and on public company boards led our Board of Directors to conclude that Ms. Hannaway should serve as a director.

A. Andrew Levison

Mr. A. Andrew Levison is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Levison founded Levison & Co., the predecessor of Southfield Capital, in November 2002. Before that he was the head of leveraged finance at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), where he oversaw banking and origination activities for all of the firm’s investment banking products for leveraged companies. Prior to joining DLJ, he was a Managing Director of the Leveraged Buyout Group at Drexel Burnham Lambert and a Vice President of the Special Finance Group at Manufacturers Hanover Trust. Mr. Levison has served on the boards of over 25 public and private companies related to investments and is currently on the board of directors of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE: FGP), Vanguard Dealer Services, Stationhead, Inc. and the Levison/Present Foundation at Mount Sinai Hospital. Mr. Levison is also on the advisory board of the NYU Langone Orthopedics Hospital. He earned a B.S. degree in finance from Babson College. His experience in finance and investments, and relevant public company board service, led our Board of Directors to conclude that Mr. Levison should serve as a director.

Ray Robinson

Mr. Ray M. Robinson is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as director of Acuity Brands Inc. since 2001. Mr. Robinson has been the non-executive chairman of Citizens Trust Bank since May 2003. He was the president of Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club from May 2003 to December 2005 and President Emeritus since December 2005. Mr. Robinson was the Chairman of Atlanta’s East Lake Community Foundation from November 2003 to January 2005 and has been Vice Chairman since January 2005. From 1996 to 2003 he served as the President of the Southern Region of AT&T Corporation. Mr. Robinson is also currently a director of Aaron’s Inc., American Airlines, and Avnet, Inc. (Lead Director) and was previously a director of Choicepoint Inc., Mirant Corporation, and RailAmerica, Inc.

Martin Tuchman

Mr. Martin Tuchman is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a Director of the Horizon Lines, Inc. since November 2011. Mr. Tuchman is Chief Executive Officer of the Tuchman Group, which overseas holdings in real estate, banking and international shipping, and has headed Kingstone Capital V, a private investment group, since 2007. Since March 2011, Mr. Tuchman has served on the Board of Directors for Sea Cube Container Leasing Ltd. Since December 2008, Mr. Tuchman has served as the Vice Chairman of the First Choice Bank in Lawrenceville, N.J. In 1968, after helping develop the current standard for intermodal containers and chassis in connection with the American National Standards Institute, Mr. Tuchman co-founded Interpool, Inc., a leading container leasing business, which was sold to funds affiliated with Fortress Investment Group LLC, in 2007. In 1987, Mr. Tuchman formed Trac Lease, a chassis leasing company which was subsequently merged into Interpool, Inc. Mr. Tuchman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Seton Hall University.

Alan Andreini