Stonegate Mortgage Appoints Eric Scholtz, Executive Vice President of Structured Finance

  Stonegate Mortgage Appoints Eric Scholtz, Executive Vice President of
  Structured Finance

     Mortgage Industry Veteran to Launch Non-Agency (Jumbo Loan) Conduit

Business Wire

INDIANAPOLIS -- January 29, 2013

Stonegate Mortgage Corporation, one of the nation’s largest
independently-owned mortgage lenders and servicers, announced today the hiring
of Eric Scholtz as Executive Vice President of Structured Finance. He will
report to Dan Bettenburg, President of Stonegate Mortgage.

Mr. Scholtz is a capital markets executive with over 20 years’ experience in
the structuring, pricing and trading of mortgage and asset-backed securities.
Prior to joining Stonegate Mortgage, he served in a number of senior executive
positions at GMAC RFC for more than 15 years, most recently as Executive Vice
President of Capital Markets and Senior Vice President, Head of Trading where
he was responsible for the acquisition and ultimate sale/securitization of
$150 billion annual volume in agency and non-agency mortgage loans.

“Eric is a highly respected structured finance executive and brings tremendous
experience and relationships that will be an important part of the growth and
further success of Stonegate,” said Jim Cutillo, founder and CEO of Stonegate
Mortgage. “The mortgage market needs a reliable and predictable source of
liquidity for jumbo loans. Eric understands this market extremely well and
will launch our jumbo loan conduit, which will enhance the development of loan
solutions for consumers, third party originators and investors.”

“Eric is the first of several key industry leaders that will be joining
Stonegate as we accelerate the growth of our mortgage business,” said Mr.
Bettenburg. “We are investing in smart, experienced people, innovative
technology and the development of high-quality mortgage products. All of which
will enable us to fully capitalize on our ‘C3’ platform which is focused on
automating credit, collateral and compliance decisions at the point of
origination. We are excited to have Eric as a part of the Stonegate team.”

“I am thrilled to be joining Stonegate,” said Mr. Scholtz. “As one of the most
thoughtful, well-conceived and innovative mortgage companies in the U.S.,
Stonegate has developed an incredible platform and already established a
strong track record of providing high-quality service, execution and
reliability which makes the company an industry leader. I am looking forward
to be able to be a part of Stonegate and to help this company further execute
its business plan.”

Mr. Scholtz is a graduate of the University of Iowa.

Stonegate Mortgage has intensified its focus on providing mortgage finance
solutions to financial institutions adding strategic assets and people to
further launch their offerings and enhance their relationships across the
mortgage industry. In September 2012, Stonegate Mortgage acquired NattyMac, a
leading warehouse lender,from Guggenheim Partners. By adding the NattyMac
warehouse platform and its processes, the company has created an integrated
warehouse and loan sale solution for its clients and has expanded the platform
by offering servicing flow transactions for Fannie, Freddie and Ginnie Mae
eligible loans. Stonegate Mortgage followed that announcement in November with
an agreement with Community Bank Mortgage LLC, a subsidiary of the American
Bankers Association, to become its newest secondary market investor enabling
Community Bank Mortgage LLC owner banks to sell loans on a
“servicing-released” basis to Stonegate Mortgage with competitive pricing as
well as access to the company’s full line of mortgage finance products.

Stonegate Mortgage announced its plans to expand its third party originations
and servicing portfolio and build its financial institutions channel after
completing a private equity transaction with Long Ridge Equity Partners, a New
York-based private investment firm in March 2012.

About Stonegate Mortgage Corporation

Stonegate Mortgage Corporation is one of the largest independent mortgage
lenders and servicers in the U.S. Backed by Long Ridge Equity Partners, a New
York based private investment firm, Stonegate Mortgage originates, acquires
and retains mortgage servicing rights through a network of retail branches and
approved third party originators. With its acquisition in September 2012 of
NattyMac, a warehouse lender from Guggenheim Partners, Stonegate Mortgage has
created an integrated warehouse and loan sale solution for its clients to
ensure that independent mortgage bankers have access to warehouse financing,
liquidity for their agency loans and a mortgage servicer with an intense focus
on delivering a superior customer experience. The firm is committed to
sustainable growth in its business by providing its clients and financial
institutions with dependable financing solutions that will enable qualified
home buyers to purchase or refinance their homes in an efficient, effective
and reliable manner.

For more information on Stonegate Mortgage Corporation, please visit
stonegatemtg.com.

Contact:

Sloane & Company (on behalf of Stonegate Mortgage Corporation)
Whit Clay, 212-446-1864
wclay@sloanepr.com
 
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